Barack Obama the Most Pro-Abortion President Ever Congressman Pence Says
by Steven Ertelt
January 22, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana is a rising star in the political world and he has a message for the pro-life advocates at the March for Life. Pence is reminding pro-life advocates that President Barack Obama is the most aggressively pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House.
Obama’s record promoting abortion is lengthy and includes taxpayer funding of abortions in various circumstances, key pro-abortion appointments and leaving a pro-abortion legacy on the Supreme Court.
In comments LifeNews.com obtained, Pence described that record.
He noted how 52 million Americans have lost their lives to abortion since Roe, "And the events of the past year prove that this is the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House."
"After just three days in office, President Obama allowed federal tax dollars to flow to organizations that promote and provide abortions abroad," he said.
"The longstanding Mexico City Policy ensured that America provided international aid in a way that is both fiscally responsible and consistent with the values of pro-life taxpayers. President Obama repealed this common sense policy and disregarded the moral values of millions of Americans," Pence explained.
"Less than two months later the president continued his executive disregard for the right to life. In March, the president moved to strip conscience protections for health care providers who refuse to perform abortions because of their deeply held moral beliefs," Pence continued.
Obama hasn’t just promoted abortion but forced taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research that has destroyed human life but never helped a single patient.
"Days later, he authorized the use of taxpayer dollars to fund unethical embryo-destructive research, which has failed to provide a single treatment for a single patient. Meanwhile, the voices of patients successfully treated with ethical adult stem cells are largely ignored by the president," Pence explained.
Now, Pence says Obama and congressional Democrats "are meeting behind closed doors to draft their latest plan for a government takeover of health care that could allow federal funding of abortion under a government-run health care scheme."
Pence says he will work to mitigate Obama’s pro-abortion record by continuing to try to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business and an Obama supporter.
"If we are going to end abortion we must bring an end to abortion profiteering. And we cannot end abortion in this country so long as the American taxpayer is forced to be the largest financial supporter of abortion," he says.
"Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America, performed more than 305,000 abortions in 2007. That same year, Planned Parenthood received hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, either through federal, state or local assistance. This is unacceptable. Now is the time to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood," Pence added.
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