President Obama recognized, in last night’s speech, that “the only reason we are here is because generations of Americans were unafraid to do what was hard.” But may we also add, to do what was right. We’re here because our mothers said “yes” to life. Because their government didn’t push them toward the hands of abortionists.
"Here’s what I ask of Congress, though: Do not walk away from reform. Not now. Not when we are so close. Let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the American people," Obama said. But he appeared to ignore the polling data that consistently shows the American people not only oppose the health care bill but oppose government funding of abortions in it. Simply renaming health care reform 'health insurance reform' will not solve Obama's political puzzle, or the underlying problems of the legislation. But this is typical of the president's approach to political obstacles -- change the language, not the substance, and people will drop their objections.
Mr. Obama said those in public office shouldn’t “avoid telling hard truths.” Most of us listening hold no office, but we can tell you this: No economic stimulus, no energy initiative or healthcare overhaul can ever replace the millions of lives this administration is seeking to kill.
President Obama also said, “…I promised I wouldn’t just do what was popular. I would do what was necessary.” So when most Americans are pro-life and some 65 percent of us want to reduce abortions, not encourage, fund and force them then we have to ask: how could that be necessary, Mr. President? We already know it sure isn’t popular.
The value of America is its people. Please, Mr. President, stop ending so many of their beginnings.