Obama Criticized for Hiding Pro-Abortion, Stem Cell Decisions on Slow News Days
by Steven Ertelt
March 6, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack is drawing criticism from pro-life advocates who say Barack Obama is unwilling to face the heat from the majority of Americans who are pro-life. Obama continued his policy of announcing pro-abortion and anti-life decisions late on a Friday, when news is slow.
The old adage in the political world is that the worst time to make a major announcement is late on Friday because most people are beginning to enjoy their weekend and paying little attention to the news.
Any Friday afternoon announcement will receive most of its attention in newspapers and on the radio and television on Saturday — when the fewest people pay attention to the news.
Any news also wouldn’t get the benefit of discussing around workplace water coolers during a busy workweek had it been announced on Monday.
So a president, such as Obama, who doesn’t want to face the fallout of an unpopular decision about an issue such as abortion waits until late Friday to make an announcement.
That’s what happened today when the Obama administration announced two major policy decisions — one to overturn the limits on funding destructive embryonic stem cell research and another to public its proposal to scrap conscience protections for doctors and hospitals that don’t want to do abortions.
However, the moves haven’t gone unnoticed.
"It must be Friday night because word leaks of yet another deadly executive order by President Obama," Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said.
"Friday night orders include rescinding the Mexico City Policy, eroding conscience protections for health care providers and now word of greenlighting funding for experiments that encourage human embryo destruction," he told LifeNews.com.
Sign Up for Free Pro-Life News From LifeNews.com
Daily Pro-Life News Report Twice-Weekly Pro-Life
News Report Receive a free daily email report from LifeNews.com with the latest pro-life news stories on abortion, euthanasia and stem cell research. Sign up here. Receive a free twice-weekly email report with the latest pro-life news headlines on abortion, euthanasia and stem cell research. Sign up here.