Monday, March 2, 2009

Pro Abortion, Not Pro Choice

No one should be surprised by the fact that President Obama is planning to rescind the "conscience rule" which protected health care workers from losing their jobs if they refused to participate in abortions.

You can read the story in the Washington Post.

Again, this should surprise no one. During the campaign, President Obama promised to be a vigorous supporter and defender of abortion. The rescinding of the conscience rule is simply one more sad development in what will be a very tragic legacy.


Belle Geary said...

It breaks my heart to think of the road we are going down. So many innocent lives have already been lost, and now we are going force people to decide between their conscience and the careers? No matter what side of the debate you are on, how do you justify forcing that decision on people? And, how is it that so much of America seems to miss what is being done by this administration?


Todd Pruitt said...


I am afraid that this sort of thing will be all too common in the days ahead.

Harley A. said...

Well, he just hired Sebelius (KS gov) for the Health and Human Services post. You don't get much more pro-abortion than her. She threw a dinner party in 2007 for one of her biggest donors - George Tiller.

Todd Pruitt said...


I know you all are going to miss her. Now Tiller has to start giving money to someone new.

Alan Thomas said...

From the article I read (emphasis added):

"We recognize and understand that some providers have objections to providing abortions. We want to ensure that current law protects them," the HHS official said. "But the Bush rule goes beyond current law and seems to have upset the balance."

The administration is open to a new rule that would be more focused on abortion, the official said, adding, "We believe that this is a complex issue that requires a thoughtful process where all voices are heard."

Some predicted that the administration will produce a narrower regulation that protects workers who object to abortion but ensures access to other types of care.

If the president kept in place the conscience clause in regard to abortion but reversed it in regard to birth control, most Americans would agree that's common ground," said Rachel Laser of the group Third Way, which is working to find compromise approaches to a number of contentious issues.

But Page noted that some health-care workers consider certain forms of birth control, such as the morning-after emergency contraception pill, to be the moral equivalent of abortion.

"If they choose not to be part of the distribution of that, that should be their conscience and their right," Page said.


The Information Age strikes again, and truth gets lost in the rush for attention-grabbing headlines. More and more, it seems that I can just skip the first several paragraphs of most articles until I get to the part where the media actually starts to recover his or its senses and bring some sense of balance to their reports.

This doesn't seem to be the final word. Participate. Call your representatives. Send a "red letter".

Todd Pruitt said...

The current administration will make a show of striving for common ground. But in the end their goal will be to punish those who object to abortion. Remember how Bob Casey was treated by his own party?

What we do not hear much about is that muslim cashiers are not required to check out alcoholic beverages or pork products. And yet those from the pro-abortion left want to require Christians to assist in the killing of unborn babies.

Hopefully, there will such an outcry against this plan that the administration will back down.