Sunday, May 6, 2012

Obama’s Assault on Innocent Life: What Does God Say?

By Heather Mathews for PPSIMMONS

I remember voting for Barack Hussein Obama back in 2008, thinking he was going to be “The Great (Not Quite So) White Hype” and “The Nation’s Messiah.”  I, as most liberals still do, truly believed that he was going to be the one who brought peace and prosperity to this once great nation, and we would all be living in a utopian society with no more poverty or moral unambiguity.  However, as I have learned since coming to know the Lord, that that didn’t make any sense: how could I have moral unambiguity (clear sense of right and wrong) when the “free-thinkers” I associated with made most of their arguments based on moral “grey areas,” what is evil for one person may be good and even blessed for another?  They couldn’t let their yea be yea, nay be nay, without a qualifying statement or an exception, and I had fallen into this trap myself.  Who was to tell me (or anyone else) how to run my life, or how to control what goes on inside my body?  On whose standards was I to rely?  After all, if everyone plays by their own rules, it implies NO standard.  It took learning God’s Holy Word with some assistance from my (now-) husband to understand what He clearly says about right and wrong, and how obviously deluded and brainwashed I had become.

I recently received a letter from Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, and while I usually throw these envelopes in the trash without opening them, I felt compelled to open this one.  Inside, among other things, were quotes from Obama and some of his supporters regarding the funding of abortions (or as the left refers to it, “reproductive rights.”)  I hadn’t until now known exactly what was said by our illustrious President, and thought it would be vital to let others (like myself) know how specious his words actually are.

In Mr. Obama’s opening remarks of an address given to a joint session of Congress on September 9th, 2009, he stated

“…we did not come here just to clean up crises.  We came to build a future.  So tonight, I return to speak to all of you about an issue that is central to that future- and that is the issue of health care.”1

Sounds noble, right?  Later, he continues,

“And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”2

So far, he sounds to be a stand-up guy.  But the public seems to have forgotten about a promise “The Anointed One” made while campaigning for election.  Obama had vowed, as his first act as president, to sign the pro-abortion “Freedom of Choice Act.”3 Although Congress never passes the Act, Obama would have signed it if given the chance.  In a speech to participants at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund Conference on July 17th, 2007, he said this in response to a question during the Q&A session: 

“Well, look, in my mind reproductive care is essential care, basic care, so it is at the center, the heart of the plan I propose… But, essentially, what we are doing is to say that we’re going to set up a public plan that all persons and all women can access if they don’t have health insurance… It’ll be a plan that will provide all essential services, including reproductive services… So that’s going to be absolutely vital.”4

A Google search on the words “reproductive services” pulls up, as the first four results, links to affiliated clinics offering abortion services (although in the interest of full disclosure, infertility services did come up further down the list.)  Even Planned Parenthood considers abortion as just another common “reproductive service.”5

Considering President Obama’s pre-election speeches, it’s no wonder Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) blurted out “You Lie!”6 upon hearing his speech in September 2009, although he paid for his outburst via the late-night media’s O-Bots:

Bill Maher:  “What’s so ironic is that the health plan that Joe Wilson so angrily opposes would get him the Prozac he so desperately needs.”7

Conan O’Brien:  “One of President Obama’s advisors called Joe Wilson ‘a pimple on the [bottom] of progress’.  Then the advisor stresses that removing a pimple from the [bottom] of progress would be covered by Obama’s health plan.”8

Wilson’s own embarrassed party leaders forced him to apologize to the President and his congressional colleagues.

In March 2010, LifeNews’ Steven Ertelt filed a report breaking the news that the Obama Administration was starting to fund abortions:

The Obama administration has officially approved the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under the new national government-run health care program.  This is the kind of abortion funding the pro-life movement warned about when Congress considered the bill.

The Obama administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new “high-risk” insurance program under a provision of the federal health care legislation enacted in March.

It has quietly approved a plan submitted by an appointee of pro-abortion, Governor Edward Rendell, under which the new program will cover any abortion that is legal in Pennsylvania.

The high-risk pool is one of the new programs created by the sweeping health care legislation, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Obama signed into law on March 23.  The law authorizes $5 billion in federal funds for the program, which will cover as many as 400,000 people when it is implemented nationwide.

“The Obama Administration will give Pennsylvania $160 million in federal tax funds, which we’ve discovered will pay for insurance plans that cover any legal abortion,” said Douglas Johnson, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee.

Johnson told  “This is just the first proof of the phoniness of President Obama’s assurances that federal funds would not subsidize abortion- but it will not be the last.”9

This means that just six months after Obama promised Congress that federal funds would not be used for abortion, federal funds were authorized for just that.  There was no outcry from the media, and most conservative Christians and politicians remained silent.

A few weeks ago, Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced an expansion of Section 1303 of ObamaCare10:  all employees paying for health insurance would be required to pay surcharges (minimum: $12 per year) for contraceptives and abortion services whether or not they receive or even want them.  Because there was to be no exception or opt-out provision for churches and Christian organizations, and such places objected, Obama announced an “accommodation”: the insurance companies will be required to pay for such services (and the costs will be passed along to their customers- those same customers who did not want to pay for them in the first place!)  Now colleges and universities, even Christian institutions, will be required to provide abortfacient medications!  The insurance companies are not allowed to disclose that this coverage is included and are forbidden from disclosing the abortion surcharge due to a gag rule.11,12

Back to Obama’s speech to Congress on September 9th 2009, particularly one point:

“…and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”13

Another duplicitous statement by our Commander-in-Chief:  On February 18th 2011, he cancelled President George W. Bush’s Executive Order guaranteeing that healthcare professionals would not have to violate their beliefs.14

The abortion components of the healthcare bill will be universally in effect as of January 2013 and everyone will be required to unwittingly support the killing of babies.

As of this past February, Obama also defunded a program to aid in the adoption of frozen embryos, also known as “Snowflake Babies.”  Most will die waiting for adoptive parents.15

There comes a time when we have to decide when the rule of law is diametrically opposed to the laws of God.  He has made it abundantly clear that He will not look favorably upon those who unrepentantly promote and participate in the ending of innocent lives.  His love of the unborn, in His own words:

Genesis 1:28- And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it…

Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17- Thou shalt not kill.  Repeated by Jesus in Matthew 19:18, notice he mentions that commandment first.

Jeremiah 1:4-5- Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Job 31:14-15- What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?  Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

Psalm 127:3- Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 139:13-15- For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Luke 1:15 states that John the Baptist will be “great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.”

The killing of children is especially condemned by God through the prophets. In the land God gave his people to occupy, foreign nations had the custom of sacrificing some of their children in fire. God told His people that they were not to share in this sin. They did, however, as Psalm 106 relates: "They mingled with the nations and learned their works…They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and they shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, desecrating the land with bloodshed" (Psalm 106:35, 37-38).16

This sin of child-sacrifice, in fact, is mentioned as one of the major reasons that the Kingdom of Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians and the people taken into exile. "They mutilated their sons and daughters by fire…till the Lord, in his great anger against Israel, put them away out of his sight" (2 Kings 17:17-18.)17 In fact, when babies are aborted they, if not sold and used for medical research18, or illegally dumped in landfills (whether or not buried,) 19 are indeed thrown into the fire (cremated as “medical waste.”)20

The Book of Revelation affirms that (unrepentant) murderers cannot enter the kingdom of heaven (Revelation 22:15).21

The Bible teaches that human life is different from other types of life, because human beings are made in the very image of God.  It also teaches that children are a blessing, that the child in the womb is truly a human child, who even has a relationship with the Lord.  Scripture repeatedly condemns the killing of the innocent.  God is a God of justice.22 Mr. Obama, you said that you do not want one of your daughters to be “punished with a baby.”23 Tell me, Mr. President, were YOUR baby daughters a punishment to you?  What is it that makes your daughters “miracles,” versus punishments? 24

Jesus Christ paid special attention to the poor, the despised, and those whom the rest of society considered insignificant.  Scripture teaches us to love, and that life is victorious over death. 25

Abortion is death. Christ came to conquer death, and therefore abortion.26 "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10).

"There shall be no more death" (Revelation 21:4).

And the people said “Amen. “ Come, Lord Jesus!

Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act; nor will we bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual relationships, treat them as marriages or the equivalent, or refrain from proclaiming the truth, as we know it, about morality and immorality and marriage and the family.  We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s.  But under no circumstances will we render to Caesar what is God’s.  (Sign the Manhattan Declaration here:

2 Ibid
3 Video of President Obama’s speech to Planned Parenthood at
4 Transcript of Obama’s Speech to Planned Parenthood Action Fund, July 17, 2007
9 Obama Administration Oks First Tax-Funded Abortions Under Health Care Law, July 13, 2010
10 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans; Exchange Standards for Employers, Department of Health and Human Services.
11 A Statement by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, January 20, 2012.
12 Free Sterilizations Must Be Offered to All College Women, Says HHS, March 17, 2012.
14 Bush Health-Care Measure Reversed, The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2011.
15 Obama defunds  “snowflake babies” program aids in embryo adoption, March 4, 2012.
17 Ibid
18 Tissues of Aborted Fetuses Used in Medical Research… and Food Testing, The Blaze, March 23, 2012.
19 Illinois Medical Waste Company Fined $42K for Improperly Dumping Aborted Remains, FOX Chicago News, February 10, 2012.
20 Aborted babies thrown out with clinical waste, The Christian Institute, May 19, 2010.
22 Ibid
24 Ibid
26 Ibid

All Bible verses from the King James Version, Bible Gateway.

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