Friday, January 23, 2009

Exporting the Culture of Death

Well, he waited until the crowds of joyful pro-life marchers had gone home, leaving DC to the usual sycophants, toadies, lackeys, flatterers and yes-men who usually have the run of the place. But then Barack Obama did what we thought he'd do, and signed the order to export America's hatred of unborn babies to the rest of the world:

The order comes the day after the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States.

It reverses the "Mexico City policy," initiated by President Reagan in 1984, canceled by President Clinton and reinstated by President George W. Bush in 2001.

The policy, referred to by critics as "the global gag rule," was initially announced at a population conference in Mexico City.

The policy says that any organization receiving U.S. family planning funds from the U.S. Agency for International Development cannot offer abortions or abortion counseling.

It's bad enough that we go into communities and among cultures where children are still valued highly, where mothers--many of them Catholic--would desperately like better maternity care to help them when they give birth, but are instead handed a pack of pills or an injection of Norplant--along with lies, sometimes, about what these are or what they will do.

But now the push to get women in developing nations to embrace the culture of death can't end with contraception. No, the ugliness of the human-haters won't be satisfied until there's an American-funded abortion clinic in every corner of the globe.

So he waited, President Obama did, until the day after the Roe v. Wade anniversary to sign Planned Parenthood's global permission slip. He waited until the crowds had left and the protesters had gone home. But there was never any question that he would give the death-eaters exactly what they wanted; he's always been one of them. And his abortion agenda, to increase abortion at home and abroad, to fund it and encourage it and promote it and spread it, has always been clearly advertised--but plenty of people didn't want to believe it.

How could a man who ran on a campaign of "Hope" possibly be so committed to the most hopeless, lifeless, soulless act a human can possibly commit against another human? they wondered. And some of them convinced themselves that he wasn't, really, that it was all just rhetoric, just empty words like the Republicans' pro-life slogans.

Except that the Republicans' "empty words" were really deeds, like reinstating the Mexico City policy in the first place. And the rhetoric of Barack Obama is deadly--because by it he plans to keep on exporting the culture of death.


Irenaeus said...

I'm feeling rather dark about our President. Big time. Went on the path in class today a little bit about such things...

Red Cardigan said...

I hear you, Irenaeus. I keep reminding myself that if we only had to trust God when things were going our way, there wouldn't be much "trust" about it...

Prayer and fasting. Works of charity. Trust. As Julian of Norwich said (quoted by T.S. Eliot) "All will be well, and all manner of things will be well."

Irenaeus said...

I was lecturing on Roman culture today, talking about martyrdom and infanticide and abortion and such, and it reminded me that we've faced much darker times. Still, because the memory is so recent of when society was default Christian, it's so painful to see us falling back into a new paganism since the 1960s.

When I'm tired and ill, I feel really dark about such things, actually thinking a cataclysm (like a nuclear holocaust) might be the only way to hit the cultural reset button. Sometimes I reach that level. I've decided I need to pray twice for every time whine, complain, bitch or despair.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what any rational person who can read above the forth grade level and has any modicum of common sense would EXPECT Obama to do. What I simply don't understand is that people who call themselves Catholic or pro-life could cast a vote for him. They did it with glee and in sickening droves. I really hope that they see deep inside themselves and convict themselves honestly for the slaughter of innocent children in the womb (that I NOW HAVE TO PAY FOR with my tax dollars).

Obama will always be Obama, but Catholics in America morphed into something completely different... they have become a frightening breed: a sentimental, emasculated bunch of group-thinkers who regurgitate democratic talking points.

What a heavy burden to be in their unhappy company.

Kim said...

And where was the MSM coverage of Obama's signature on the Mexico City policy? Lacking, I'm afraid...