The recent battles on Capitol Hill over both Sonia Sotomayor and healthcare convinced me that pro-life Americans should take a cue from a popular chick flick. Chick flicks, for those unfamiliar, are a genre of movie escapism written and marketed to women and a guilty pleasure for many otherwise thoughtful types. A hit movie newly out on DVD recently proclaims a shocking truth to women who make excuses for the bad behavior of men with whom they date. That fact is: if he lies, cheats and treats you disrespectfully, "he’s just not that into you."
The movie evokes cringes as one recognizes realistic scenes of bright women and men making humiliating mistakes and errors in judgment. In 2008 many pro-life Americans made a horrific error in judgment. Exit polling from the presidential election sponsored by Beliefnet.com showed that twenty percent of those voting for Obama defined themselves as “pro-life.” According to Christianity Today, twenty five percent of self-identified evangelical or born-again Christians voted for President Obama.
Why? Most of these same folks turned out in both 2000 and 2004 for George Bush. The reasons for this change of heart are complicated, as in any relationship breakup. They may have been reacting to the war or over-spending by Republicans or any number of scandals or maybe the spark was gone. Or maybe they were seduced!
Its okay, admit it. He’s cute, he’s smart, he’s likable and he’s charismatic. He promised change and faithful attention to some of the issues men and women of faith care about, such as poverty. One Christian conservative professor even wrote a book proclaiming that truly living like Jesus includes a vote for Obama. Good to know.
However, pro-lifers have been wronged. This lover who showed so much original ardor for you lied and it started on the honeymoon. On January 23, 2009, one day after the 36th March for Life and on the President’s third day in office he issued an executive order reversing U.S. policy that prohibited the use of US funds to promote or pay for abortions abroad.
In March, he restored funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that had been frozen due to their support of organizations that promote and even coerce poor women in other countries to have abortions. He opened the door for the federal funding of research that requires the destruction of human embryos and canceled the Bush “conscience clause” regulation that protected health care
workers from being penalized for refusing to participate in providing abortions.
The President has meticulously chosen advisors and top administration officials that have outstanding pro-choice credential. Including the Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius who is in charge of the nation’s healthcare system. Make no mistake; in Washington, people are policy.
Then of course there is his latest appointment to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, who has already said in her Senate confirmation hearing that Roe v. Wade is settled law and that there is a constitutional right to privacy. Americans United for Life’s research of her record warns that she is far more radical then even former Justice Souder.
There are many other “indiscretions” but let’s cut to the Mac daddy of all slights: heath care reform. The Obama Administration is pushing relentlessly and recklessly for government run healthcare that would force almost all healthcare plans to include unlimited number of abortions for any reason and would make Americans complicit in these abortions due to the pooling of premiums. The current legislation on the table, the House “tri-committee” bill and the Senate Kennedy bill, amounts to the largest expansion of abortion in U.S. history. How could he? He said he l oved me?
My fellow pro-lifers, grab a tissue and listen up. The truth is, he’s not scared to get into a relationship, he hasn’t lost your number, and he is not simply busy. Noooo! He is in bed with someone else. That’s right! President Obama LOVES the abortion lobby. He takes their money and their calls but more importantly he does their bidding. So wake up and smell the popcorn.
Apparently President Obama doesn’t think abortion “is above his pay grade.” He is 100% dedicated to the idea that babies in the womb are not life and deserve no protection. Don’t get mad; get even.
Get involved in backing truly pro-life candidates and let Congress know what you think. Finally in 2012 break up with Obama. It hurts but he’s just not that into you!
Penny Young Nance is a former Special Advisor to the FCC on family policy, a board member for concerned Women for America and the President of Nance and Associates.