Monday, November 3, 2008

Abortion and Obama Links

TO: American Catholics
RE: Barack Obama on the Issues of Importance to Catholics

1. Obama is undecided on whether life begins at conception - Saddleback Church Forum Aug 16th, 2008. Obama voted against born alive protections for abortion survivors four times, and voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion in the Illinois state senate
SOURCES: http://www.bornalivetruth.orgAudacity of Hope written by Barack Obama
2. Obama has pledged to Planned Parenthood to sign The Freedom of Choice Act, a law which would cancel every state, federal, and local regulation of abortion, no matter how modest or reasonable. It would even abolish all state restrictions on government funding for abortions. Catholics that pay income tax will be paying an abortionist to perform an abortion. It would also abolish state laws that protect Catholic doctors and nurses from losing their jobs if they refuse to participate in abortions. It would abolish requirements for parental notification and informed consent for mothers who consider the procedure. – Obama speech to Planned Parenthood, July 17, 2007 He is endorsed by pro-Abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood and has a 100% NARAL voting record. -
3. Obama would repeal the Mexico City policy, which bars federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations involved in abortion-related services and would pit the US against the Vatican on the international fight against abortion.
4. He strongly supports the 1973 Supreme Court decision on abortion rights and says he will oppose any constitutional measure to overturn it. -
5. Obama has pledged to choose Justices with a Pro Abortion agenda and he voted against Roberts and Alito. SOURCE:
6. Obama voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions and prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion.
SOURCE: 7. Obama supports the destruction of embryos for experimentation and voted to expand research to more embryonic stem cell lines. SOURCE:
8. He voted yes on $100M to fund contraceptives for teens and sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. SOURCE:
9. Voted no on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP a program that gives funds to states in order to provide health insurance to families with children. SOURCE:
10. He opposed the federal marriage amendment in 2006 and also favors repealing the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which gives a state the right not to recognize same-sex marriages performed in another state. SOURCE:


Dawnie said...

Do you know how the FOCA would affect doctors who have NFP-only practices? Would they be forced to prescribe contraception or stop practicing medicine? This really bothers me because most other doctors are not very knowledgeable or supportive of NFP and I really don't want to be forced to see a doctor who's going to try to pressure me into using birth control or getting sterilized everytime I have a baby.

Of course, I don't like the FOCA because of the increased access to abortion, either...but if one of its effects is to get rid of NFP-only doctors, well, that affects me directly. :( And it seems kind of ironic that a bill called the "Freedom of Choice Act" could actually limit my choice of doctor in the area a obstetrics and gynecology!

Grrrr....hoping and praying that John McCain wins tomorrow!

Catholic Wife and Mother said...


I'm guessing that it would be the same thing that's going on with gay "marriage" issues. Photographers, wedding venues, cake bakeries are all being sued by homosexuals whose business is being turned down. Sure, they could go to another business that would be happy to take their money. But, why do that when litigation is so much more fun?

It would probably be the same with doctors. Sure, anyone who wants an abortion can find one rather easily. However, it would happen that doctors who do not want to perform murder on the unborn would be forced to give up practice, if disallowed to conscienciously object.

Just my guess as to how this will all unravel.

Oh, it's absolutely ironic that the Freedom of CHOICE Act takes away the freedom of choice for many Americans. The hatred that the culture of death has for the culture of life is almost overwhelming.

Sorry if I'm overly bitter today. This whole election season has me stressed out!!!!

Dan and Janet Brungardt said...

Dawnie and Catholic Wife & Mother,

Boy, that would sure get me steamed if FOCA passed and that took away all those conscience clauses.

Of course, most doctors could not be forced to perform abortions because because they could say they have no training to do them, but you can bet your bottom dollar that all medical students and pertinent residents would be forced to learn the procedure.

Oh, the lawsuits that would happen. I heard of a doctor who got sued for refusing fertility services to a lesbian couple.

Now, contraception would be more difficult, but what I would do if I were still practicing and FOCA was in effect is this: Gather all studies showing the harmful side effects of contraception (ie, strokes, blood clots, link to breast cancer, etc.) and then present it as I don't prescribe these because they are potentially harmful to the patient. I'm sure I would probably get sued, but I would have to resist.

I could totally see Planned Parenthood or their puppets sending people to target NFP only doctors and lawsuiting them out of business. Yet another twist on persecution of the Christians. It's going to take a lot of guts to be a true Catholic doctor (and pharmacist, etc,) if this all takes place.

And remember, if Obama does get elected, that 1)there must be some reason for it, and 2)God can make good come out of it (how, I don't know).


Dawnie said...

Oh I'm so depressed! I can't believe Obama actually won! :(

But, as I told my daughters today, he may have won the battle, but the war isn't over yet! Maybe this will be a wake-up call to faithful Catholics to pray more for our leaders and our nation.

I really hope and pray the FOCA doesn't pass.

Dawnie said...

And Janet,

I was thinking the same thing you are about using medical reasons to refuse to prescribe contraception. There is a lot of evidence out there that shows it is harmful to women.

A friend of mine told me that when she was on the Pill in the 1980's for cycle problems, her doctor told her that he wanted her to get off of it as soon as possible b/c of the risk of stroke, heart attack, etc...and that he would NEVER prescribe it to anyone over the age of 25 or anyone who smokes. It is sad that the risks are dismissed so lightly today. I don't know if my friend's doctor was typical of all doctors in the 80's, but most doctors today seem pretty unconcerned about the lethal and serious side effects of the Pill and other kinds of hormonal contraception.

Thanks for reminding us to keep trusting in God...He did allow Obama to get elected, so there must be some good in it. Maybe he and Biden will have a conversion? :)

Dan and Janet Brungardt said...

Hmmm, maybe Tiller will convert too. lol Seriously, though, when I remember, I do try to pray for the Dems in power(and Tiller, too), that God will save their souls, esp. the ones who call themselves Catholic and still support abortion.

And don't forget, we have already won the war, thanks to the real Messiah. Maybe the next 4 years will get everyone clinging closer to God.

As far as side effects of the pill, I saw an article recently that mentioned some obscure risk for breast cancer that had one tiny study done as if it were fact, and yet no mention of the well studied link between the pill and breast CA and abortion and breast CA.

Oh, the pro-aborts will be calling Obama for paybacks. Hope the GOP can stand firm on something.