Alan Sears

“Part of what we do for children’s health, education, and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs,” she said, and “contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.” In other words, sometimes the best thing you can do for children is to kill them before they’re even born.

You know, if we had more people like Speaker Pelosi, we’d have less people like Speaker Pelosi.

Fortunately, this particularly pernicious provision is no longer part of the bill, though $335 million for “STD prevention education” still is.

Not to be outdone, the White House Web site hurried to announce – even while President Obama was still taking the oath of office – the Executive Branch’s sweeping support for the anti-children demands of the homosexual legal agenda, including same-sex adoptions.

Because same-sex adoptions, by definition, permanently remove either a father or a mother from the essential equation for a child’s healthy social and emotional development, they are a less-than-ideal foundation for family life. Government, insofar as it intrudes on family life at all, should do so with a child’s best interests at heart…and anything less than the ideal is, by definition, not best.

But, again, this isn’t about the needs of children. This is about the desires of a vocal minority of adults, who want to make self-destructive choices for their sexual behavior and to take our nation’s children down that same path with them. Studies consistently show same-sex relationships to be unstable, short-lived, and plagued by infidelity…none of which is conducive to a healthy, stable home life for already vulnerable children.

Yet the new administration has declared its allegiance to those who vote the homosexual agenda, not to the best interests of children – interests nullified, apparently, by the youngsters’ inability to cast a ballot in their own defense.

Yes, these are grim days for children in our society, but give the administration this: it’s not limiting its persecution to the children of America.

Just one day after hundreds of thousands of Americans swelled the streets of Washington, D.C., to declare their allegiance to the protection of life from the moment of conception, President Obama issued an executive order freeing U.S. taxpayer monies to be given to Planned Parenthood and others to fund abortions that will take the lives of children all over the world.

Guess he finally figured out his pay grade.

Alan Sears

Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.