by Pamela Sherstad
Director of Public Information for Right to Life of Michigan
“(F)or the killing of the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will; in fact, it’s the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.
“Today, we profess the principles we know to be true. We believe that each of us is ‘wonderfully made’ in the image of God. We, therefore, believe in the inherent dignity of every human being –– dignity that no earthly power can take away.”
The quote above was not taken from a speech by a prolife pastor. It was not used during a Sanctity of Human Life Sunday service. It was not spoken by the leader of a prolife organization.
Believe it or not, the words above were actually spoken by an advocate of abortion on demand. These words were spoken by President Barrack Obama.
During the National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2014, President Barrack Obama spoke words that could have easily been emitted from the mouth of a prolife leader. Without a hint of irony, President Obama affirmed three simple truths prolifers have been advocating for decades: each human being is wonderfully made, has inherent dignity, and killing innocent human beings is wrong. He even quoted Psalm 139, a favorite of the pro-life movement, which tells us that we’re “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Only a few weeks earlier, President Obama released a statement on the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, calling on the nation to “recommit” itself to the “guiding principle” of Roe: “that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.” He went on to reaffirm his “steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.” He ended with the reasoning (again without seeing how it undermines his position on abortion) behind his position: “Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”
While celebrating a ruling which legalized abortion throughout pregnancy, President Obama was unable to even put the word “abortion” in his statement. That’s the tactic of many modern abortion advocates. Instead of advocating for legal abortion, they claim they are advocating for “reproductive freedom.” Instead of advocating for the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions, they claim they are advocating for “access to health care.”
Since President Obama clearly doesn’t believe it is wrong to kill innocent unborn human beings, nor has he done anything to uphold the dignity of those defenseless children, one has to wonder how he can say what he said at the National Prayer Breakfast.
It’s almost as if he thinks human beings are wonderfully made when they are born and human life and dignity only emerge after birth. It’s almost as if he thinks the 56 million unborn American children legally aborted since 1973 never existed.
Visit www.RTL.org to equip yourself to help you speak out against this kind of thinking, which ignores the unborn.•