Friday, February 27, 2009

The Tolerance Vigilante-in-Chief

President Obama must have gotten a pay-raise. He no longer seems to have any doubts about when the child in the womb deserves legal protection. The answer is, when he or she takes his or her first breath, and not a minutes sooner.
Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration today will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs, according to administration officials. . . .

Last month without official ceremony, Obama overturned a controversial ban on U.S. funding for international aid groups that provide abortion services.

The move by the Department of Health and Human Services to throw out the conscience rule is being made equally quietly as most of Washington focuses on the president's blockbuster budget plan.
As predicted here and in many other places, abortion (and same-sex "marriage") will now begin to trump religious freedom, a catastrophe not only for the children who will be killed in the womb and the children who will be indoctrinated by in the absurd belief that sex between members of the same sex is indistinguishable from the marriage of a man and a woman -- but it will be a catastrophe for the American political experiment, for which religious freedom is a fundamental bedrock.

Read the L.A. Times story here, tame, even tepid, though it is.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

I know we do not agree upon these matters therefore I will not try to convince you of the rightness of same-sex marriage.
If you don't mind I'll ask a question: What is your idea of the end game? Not the ultimate End Game, all people drawn to Christ and in union with God, but the nearer term, civic end game.
What would you have happen in this nation? An end to abortions by conversion of human hearts or only the rendering of it illegal? I know you are opposed to same-sex marriage, would you also reform how marriage is handled in general?
What would your vision for our nation be?

Thank you for all you do Gil.
Ad Astra Per Aspera,