There are people I am very close to who believe that a woman has the right to take away the life of her child. For the most part, I am able to engage in civil discourse with people who disagree with me. Currently, though, our nation’s top position–and perhaps the top position anywhere in the world–is held by a man who does not want to merely have a discussion. He wants no discussion at all, actually. He wants to enforce his agenda on every American. The president is not just pro-choice, but pro-abortion.
It is difficult for anyone not to know that Obama has taken a very pro-abortion stance. He has always been public with such a stance, claiming that abortion is a women’s rights issue and that a woman should be able to make decisions with her doctor about her “own health”. Obama is also known for being quite close with the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and he recently put forth a video in support of the organization.
It’s not just that President Obama is pro-abortion. Again, I am close with people who take the same stance. My pro-abort friends and family members usually manage not to offend me, though, because they don’t try to shove their beliefs down my throat; they agree to disagree and accept that I have my views and they have their own. The president does not operate this way.
In his video praising the “services” of Planned Parenthood, the president even implies that he believes that the organization provides mammograms! I am 21 years old and a student. And yet I know more than the president of the United States?! If you are fundamentally against an organization, it is important to do research, in order to know your enemy. But if you are as buddy-buddy as Obama is with Planned Parenthood, wouldn’t you also be doing research on them? On Facebook, someone once sarcastically asked if I claimed to know more about Planned Parenthood than the Democratic Party. While it may seem incredible, as a 21-year-old student, it looks like I do.
The president’s latest video of support is rather unpleasant to me. I still encourage all to at least read the article, which includes Executive Director of Students for Life of America Kristan Hawkins’s thoughts on the video. Her words eloquently and with focus address the issue on hand here, but I have my own issues with the president’s statements.
Pretty soon, your taxes will be going towards paying for abortions. And frighteningly enough, such a surcharge for insurance will likely be without your knowing, since it’s not exactly going to be advertised. That’s certainly not pro-life. That’s not even pro-choice. That is being pro-abortion and forcing everyone to subscribe to your set of beliefs.
I don’t know what version of the United States Obama is living in or wants to create, but it’s certainly not the United States I want to be a part of. I doubt that anyone looks forward to paying taxes, but law-abiding citizens still pay them. How dare the president force us to violate our consciences when it comes to paying our taxes and give us this unfair choice between obeying the law and obeying our God and consciences?
The president takes the offense even farther, though. I’m sure we’ve all gotten into a discussion that has turned ugly when one person becomes too offensive. Obama has done this. Unfortunately, it’s not just immature or obnoxious; it’s dangerous, because it is coming from the president of the United States of America!
And yet over the past year we’ve had to stand up to politicians who wanted to deny millions of women the care they rely on and inject themselves into the decisions that are best made between a woman and her doctor.
So when some professional politicians casually say that they’ll get rid of Planned Parenthood, don’t forget what they’re really talking about: eliminating the funding for preventive care that millions of women rely on and leaving them to fend for themselves. That’s why last year when Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government unless we stopped funding Planned Parenthood, I had a simple answer: no.
I take those sets of statements, coming from my president, to mean that I am part of a group who are against women, since I support the type of politicians he is talking about. The president is making it sound like I want to force women to be without care and to fend for themselves. And I say to the president, how dare he? How dare he paint me to be such a person for the cause I believe in, simply because he disagrees with me? Moreover, how dare he lie to the American public? It’s one thing for ordinary citizens to buy into the lies that Planned Parenthood puts out there. It’s another when our nation’s president buys the lie and sells it.
The president is a mystery to me. If he truly believes the lies that Planned Parenthood puts out there, then I pray for him to have some sense; to wake up and face the truth! If he does know the truth and just doesn’t care, if he’s doing this just to get re-elected, then I still pray for him, and I ask that God have mercy on his soul.
With any hope, the American people will realize the lies of Planned Parenthood, even if the president will not.