Barack Obama Becomes President, Pro-Life Advocates Predict More Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 20, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Barack Obama Becomes President, Pro-Life Advocates Predict More Abortions

by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 20
, 2009

Washington, DC ( — As Barack Obama becomes president and national policy turns 180 degrees on abortion, leading pro-life advocates are saddened by the increase in abortions they expect under his presidency. The increase won’t happen entirely on American soil as money heads out tomorrow for foreign abortions.

Gary Bauer, the head of the pro-life group American Values says it won’t take 24 hours for Obama to expose how is mantra of change and claims of wanting to reduce abortions is corrupt.

"The fact is that before this week is over, President Obama will start making decisions, and those decisions will expose his rhetoric about uniting us for what it is," he said.

"Top officials have told us that within hours of taking office, President Obama will reverse Bush executive orders and force all of us to pay for abortions not only in the U.S., but around the world," Bauer told in an email. "Those of us who believe in the dignity, value and worth of every human life from the womb to natural death will not be silenced."

"Soon the new president will start nominating federal judges. He has made it clear they will be leftist judges [who will be] pro-abortion," Bauer continued.

Despite the sad news, Bauer says pro-life advocates need to organize and re-energize for the battles ahead.

"I know many of you are feeling down and depressed. Snap out of it," he said. "Thank God we live in a free country. Join the debate. Take your stand. The days ahead will be challenging, but our values are worth fighting for."

Mathew Staver, the founder of the pro-life Liberty Counsel law firm, also weighed in on the coming Obama administration.

"Obama’s inauguration is sandwiched between two other important days in American history: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the 36th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision in Roe v. Wade," he said. "As this Nation celebrates its progress made in regard to racial equality, the struggle to protect innocent human life just became more intense."

He said Obama appears to be ignoring his concept of unity by making people pay for the destruction of human life.

"Obama has indicated that he will allow federal dollars to fund abortion and embryonic stem cell research, thereby providing federal dollars to create and destroy human life. As a result, your tax dollars will be used to destroy innocent human life," he said.

The new president has already compiled a pro-abortion record with his key appointments to top administration positions.

Obama is expected to expand on that by funding international abortions, funding the UNFPA, an agency complicit in the China forced abortion family program, and overturning President Bush’s protections for medical centers and staff.

Obama may also sign the Freedom of Choice Act — a radical bill that would make unlimited abortion throughout pregnancy the national law and overturn hundreds of pro-life state laws nationwide.

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