Since January of 1974, grassroots prolife leaders have descended on Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life to rally and pray for the reversal of the horrendous 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that has sent millions of pre-born children to a horrible, painful death. I’ve marched with them in the past, and am committing myself to march with them in the future. I cannot be silent.
According to National Right to Life nearly half a billion babies have been aborted since that 1973 decision.
I can no longer be silent. God forgive me for not speaking up more often and more forcefully.
In one sense, I recognize that this issue will never be solved. We will never end abortion. And we will do little to reduce it legislatively. But we must try.
I realize after both marching to the steps of the Supreme Court and after volunteering time and money to a Crisis Pregnancy Center that the abortion argument must be waged on an individual basis. It’s a matter of the heart.
We will not come to a consensus by screaming at each other. But I will work along side my brothers and sisters to reduce government funding for as well as advocate for informed consent.
It is a tragedy that today we find ourselves with arguably the most pro-abortion President in the history of our nation.
Look, we talked about his support for partial-birth abortion during the campaign. He himself said he would not wish to have his daughters “punished with a baby.”
And today, he said this:
“On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.”
CBS News Political Hotsheet
Earlier reports today had signaled an in-your-face moment speculating that the President would overturn what has been called the “Mexico City Policy.” However, The Brody File has learned that President Obama WILL NOT issue an executive order today that would have reversed a Bush administration policy which bans federal money by non-governmental agencies that provide abortions overseas. CBN.com
That the policy will be overturned is somewhat certain. However, taking such action today would have been disgraceful, as it was when Bill Clinton did the same in 1993.
Equally disturbing is that the President vowed before Planned Parenthood in 2007 that “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.” This act, if passed into law has the potential to make unlimited abortions the national law, overturning the will of the states. He didn’t make it is his first act, but the day is coming.
It’s an uphill fight. We must prayerfully encourage the President to reevaluate his position on abortion. We can’t argue him into seeing it the right way. But we can pray that he will indeed have a change of heart. Millions of lives depend on it.
As for me, I’ll continue to financially support our local Crisis Pregnancy Center. And I’ll work and advocate for pro-life candidates and positions.
It is, indeed, the least I can do.