Chris Smith Motivates Pro-Life Advocates, Tags Obama’s Abortion Record at NRLC

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 22, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Chris Smith Motivates Pro-Life Advocates, Tags Obama’s Abortion Record at NRLC

by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 22
, 2009

Charlotte, NC ( — Congressman Chris Smith, the pro-life hero from New Jersey, gave a rousing speech at the closing banquet of the National Right to Life convention Saturday night. During his talk, which was delayed by a lengthy standing ovation, he encouraged pro-life advocates and tagged President Obama’s pro-abortion record.

Smith, who came out of the pro-life movement as the director of New Jersey Right to Life, to become a well-respected congressman, says the pro-life community is a "selfless expression of love for the truth."

He called the movement to stop abortion the "greatest human rights struggle on Earth" that "continues to provide direction and conscience to a nation that has lost its way."

He said the pro-life movement must continue to expose how abortion kills children and to "end the coverup of how abortion hurts women."

Smith called pro-life advocates "good Samaritans, great Samaritans" and liked President Barack Obama to the one who walked by the man in need in the famous Biblical parable.

Smith said the pro-life movement should be commended for helping the millions of forgotten women who suffer from a myriad of post-abortion problems and for saving "millions of children who have escaped abortion and now have children of their own."

Concerning Obama, Smith repeatedly called him the "abortion president" and said it is "an ominous cloud, the pro-abortion agenda he has unleashed."

"President Obama talks inclusion but he practices exclusion," Smith explained, saying "the White House is a subsidiary of the abortion industry." Obama "has done much harm and is capable of inflicting much more."

While Obama has talked about supposed common ground on the issue of abortion, Smith says "common ground is a snare for the nominally and gullibly pro-life" and that common ground "means giving more money to Planned Parenthood, which has done millions of abortions to date."

If Obama were really interested in finding common ground between his pro-abortion views and the majority of Americans who take a pro-life position, he would advocate bans on taxpayer funding of abortion, informed consent, parental notification and other measures that have been proven to actually reduce the umber of abortions.

Otherwise, Smith said common ground is "nothing but a political tactic" to make sure that "pro-abortion groups are flush with cash."

Smith said Americans who really want to reduce abortions need to take stock of the real Obama record: he has sent millions to the UNFPA, which promotes forced abortions in China, wants abortion in health care, and has clamped down on a conscience clause for pro-life medical professionals.

"I’ve never seen an administration so biased against little kids, ever," he said.

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