Many “pro-life” Obama supporters made the case before the election that abortions would decrease under an Obama administration. Such statements were always suspect, given that Obama was the most pro-abortion candidate ever to run for office.
Signs that President-elect Obama will in fact continue his pro-abortion posture have already begun to emerge. The Washington Post reports on the executive orders that Obama will implement soon after he takes office. The article says,
“In some instances, Obama would be quickly delivering on promises he made during his two-year campaign, while in others he would be embracing Clinton-era policies upended by President Bush during his eight years in office.”
The first two policy changes mentioned relate to life-issues: federal funding for abortions and embryonic stem-cell research.
“Obama himself has signaled, for example, that he intends to reverse Bush’s controversial limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research . . .
“The new president is also expected to lift a so-called global gag rule barring international family planning groups that receive U.S. aid from counseling women about the availability of abortion, even in countries where the procedure is legal, said Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, he rescinded the Reagan-era regulation, known as the Mexico City policy, but Bush reimposed it.”
So Obama will approve tax-payer funding for scientific experiments that destroy human life, and he will make sure that groups receiving U.S. aid will be able to provide and promote abortion services abroad.
To be sure, this is only the beginning of the flood of pro-death policies that will be coming forth from this administration. This is change alright, but not the kind that a pro-life person can believe in.