In a recent letter, Joseph Reichert attempted to excuse President Obama's pro-abortion position, arguing that the president has no choice but to follow the law. No one expects the president to defy the court ruling. But there is a lot of room between banning abortions outright and promoting abortion in the most extreme of instances. At every turn, Obama has chosen the pro-abortion path.
As a state senator, Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times. The law would require that babies who survived an abortion be given medical care rather than being tossed aside to die. He also opposed a ban on partial-birth abortion -- a brutal procedure that crushes the skull of a fully viable, partially-delivered baby.
As president, Obama has promoted abortion worldwide with federal funding. He took the unprecedented step of forcing religious employers to offer abortifacient drugs and/or procedures as part of their health coverage. A "right" to abortion doesn't mean one is entitled to have the government or an employer facilitate it.
Certainly, a person shouldn't make his choice for president based on a single issue. But some issues should weigh more heavily than others.
If you believe in the sanctity of human life, I urge you to consider this carefully. By electing Obama, you promote his extreme pro-abortion agenda. The primary role of the federal government is to provide for our common defense and to protect individual rights to life and liberty. Vote for life; every other issue flows from tit.