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While White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was announcing Friday all that the present administration was doing to save lives in Haiti, he reported that President Barack Obama was meeting with both the House and Senate Democrats to resolve how they could provide federal funds via Obamacare to terminate more American lives in the womb.

Is it not incongruous to anyone else that our president, who professes to be an advocate for all minorities, isn't one for the most disadvantaged to survival? What type of "health care" is that for the least among (and within) us?

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Save lives in Haiti, end lives in America? What an utterly contradictory presidential plan and policy, especially for a man who claims to be an activist for the underprivileged. What a stark and tragic contradiction in agendas, aids, ethics and the value of human life.

One thing is certain, and Obama knows it: If the Democrats are to pass their version of health care with any overt or covert pro-abortion verbiage in it, they need their supermajority of 60 votes intact to block any possible filibuster. That is why it is certainly no coincidence that Gibbs also announced Friday that the president had decided to go to Massachusetts to campaign for 60th-vote Senate candidate Martha Coakley "because she asked."

For many reasons, I, of course, strongly encourage and support the election of the GOP challenger in that race, state Sen. Scott Brown, chief among them being to stop this supermajority gridlock and anarchy in Washington and simultaneously try to save some of those precious souls in the womb.

Not surprisingly, Obama endorsed the House version of the bill before it contained a ban on abortion funding (the Stupak-Pitts amendment) and supported the Senate version (with its tabled Nelson-Hatch amendment), which would fund abortions. Just another day and another broken presidential promise for conservatives; on Sept. 9, Obama testified, "Under our (health care reform) plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."

If you think Obama's pro-abortion mission is over, consider brand-new special report "The Promise Audit: Tracking President Obama's Progress On Campaign Promises," in which the National Journal examined Obama's abortion track record and gave him a 33 percent completion rating regarding his campaign promises on abortion.

Can you imagine if all the pro-abortion initiatives Obama has accomplished in his first year represent just one-third of all he will do before the end of his term?

Still on the horizon -- but fast approaching -- is the fulfillment of Obama's campaign promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which is a sweeping bill that would abolish all pro-life regulations once and for all across the nation, from parental notification laws to bans on all federal funding of abortion.

Obama was not joking when he told Planned Parenthood during his presidential campaign that he would "turn the page" on the abortion culture war. The man who, as a presidential candidate, once confessed that estimating when a baby gets human rights was "above" his "paygrade" has granted more pay to pro-abortion agencies and enacted more pro-abortion legislation to ensure that millions of more babies' rights never are experienced outside the womb.

As tens of millions celebrate another Sanctity of Life Sunday in tens of thousands of churches across America, I'm struck again by the sheer contrasts between President Obama's and our Founding Fathers' views of human life in the womb. For example, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

Fifty-six Founders even signed the Declaration of Independence to testify that all human lives are "created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed."

Could it be any clearer?

As long as we have breath and those in the womb have life, we patriots must fight for American life the way many of us now are fighting for Haitian life.

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