Ken Blackwell

Last spring, President Obama managed to corral the votes of a half dozen formerly pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives for his takeover of health care. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) had been a staunch supporter of pro-life initiatives for nearly twenty years in Congress. Tragically for him, and even more tragically for the country, Stupak fell in line behind the White House. For months he had held out, bravely. Then, at the eleventh hour, he caved in. He and his cohorts switched from being pro-lifers to being “faux lifers.”

To help Mr. Stupak cover his nakedness, President Obama agreed to give him and his little band of turncoats an Executive Order that they said would prevent the newly enacted ObamaCare legislation from subsidizing abortions.

When Family Research Council Action (PAC) began running radio ads in Bart Stupak’s strongly pro-life Michigan district, showing how he had been taken in by the Obama administration’s phony promises, he quickly summoned a news conference to announce his retirement from Congress. It was a pitiful end to an otherwise honorable career.

Would it be even remotely logical that Barack Obama would not want to subsidize abortion? He has been 100% pro-abortion throughout his public life--even to the point of voting in the Illinois senate not to protect infants born alive following failed abortions. Before he won a single caucus, a single primary, candidate Obama made the obligatory stop before the Planned Parenthood convention to pledge them his undying support. He assured them that “reproductive health” would be an integral part of any health care plan he offered as president. We’ve all been at this long enough to know that “reproH” is liberal-speak for abortion-on-demand.

Planned Parenthood is the world’s largest trafficker in abortions. It kills more than 350,000 unborn children in the U.S. each year. A disproportionate number of them are the children of young black mothers. This is not surprising given the racist roots of this outfit. Around the world, Planned Parenthood is the prime mover for over 50 million abortions annually. Even now, they are targeting Africa. Barack Obama has never voted against Planned Parenthood, not once. If he tried to deviate now, he would face well-financed opponents in the 2012 primaries. He’s not budging.


Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at Townhall.com, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
 
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