But the Sheets Were Nice!
Today is the first step down what looks to be a very dark road. In a quiet, back alley kind of way, Barack Obama reversed another Bush policy in lifting the ban on federal money going to international organizations that provide abortions or counsel them. Basically, since Regan we have had this political tennis match where we have an “on again/off again” Federal support for groups, such as planned parenthood, that provide abortion services or counsel women to have them. Guess which way we went today……
As another nail in the coffin, Obama has said that he is going to reinstitute American support of the UN Population Fund… basically, the UN agency that is concerned about human “overpopulation” and the cure thereof… or as it is more popularly known, “Family Planning in Third World Countries”. So… four days into Obama’s presidency and we are seeing the systematic destruction of seven years of progress against abortion. The really sad part is that there are people who are tickled pink about this.
said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, executive director of the U.N. Population Fund: “The president’s actions send a strong message about his leadership and his desire to support causes that will promote peace and dignity, equality for women and girls and economic development in the poorest regions of the world. We are confident that under the new president’s direction, the U.S. will resume its leadership in promoting and protecting women’s reproductive health and rights worldwide…”
Nancy Pelosi; “[it] will help save lives and empower the poorest women and families to improve their quality of life and their future.”
John Kerry: “Today’s announcement is a very powerful signal to our neighbors around the world that the United States is once again back in the business of good public policy and ideology no longer blunts our ability to save lives around the globe…”
Pardon me?! Firstly, I have no interest in what the director of the UNFPA thinks about the leadership of my country in the fight for “womens health and ‘reproductive rights'”. Secondly, I fail to see how giving federal money to groups advocating and providing abortions is going to save lives. Thirdly, I fail to see how taking our money and throwing it at Planned Parenthood makes for good public policy and ideology. Lastly, I still maintain that it is not the government’s job to be in the business of saving lives. Not just because I’m a Conservative and think that people need to be responsible for their actions, but also because the Government is resoundingly bad at it. I seem to remember people throwing a fit because FEMA botched the response to Hurricane Katrina… and now we want to put them in charge of “saving lives” in family planning? One hill that I will gladly die on is that Government stops at the bedroom door.
As much as I hate to say it, good morning America… this is the bed we have made for ourselves. The time to pray is now… I dare say that “Safe and Legal” and “Rare” are an oxymoron… emphasis on “moron”.