You Can Tell A Candidate By Their Fruit

I was getting ready to post Bill Donahue’s recent article from over at InsideCatholic (which you can read here) but I was, instead, taken by the thoughtful and informative reflection (in the comments section of that article) on the “real story” of Obama’s Pro-death record. So, I felt compelled to reprint it here.

Again, while we are called to vote based on an informed conscience, that information must come from beyond the occassional cocktail party or telephone conversations with friends. My hope is that by posting these truths about Obama’s pro-death record, more of our Catholic friends will dig a little deeper into considering who is “truly” coming to the aid of the MOST innocent and vulnerable: 

“… Obama is an unapologetic pro-abortion enthusiast. He supports federal funding of abortion, wants universal health care to include abortion, voted against the partial birth abortion ban, voted against the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, and opposed any efforts to pass protections for women and children.

He has a 100% rating from NARAL and is quoted as saying

“Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, it’s never been more important to protect a woman’s right to choose… Throughout my career, I’ve been a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America… As President, I will improve access to affordable health care and work to ensure that our teens are getting the information and services they need to stay safe and healthy.”

He also told NARAL

“A woman’s ability to decide how many children to have and when, without interference from the government, is one of the most fundamental rights we possess. It is not just an issue of choice, but equality and opportunity for all women.
So Obama believes in

“I have consistently advocated for reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President. I oppose any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in this case.

I support legislation to expand access to contraception, health information, and preventative services to help reduce unintended pregnancies. That is why I co-sponsored the Prevention First Act of 2007, which will increase funding for family planning and comprehensive sex education that teaches both abstinence and safe sex methods. It will also end insurance discrimination against contraception, improve awareness about emergency contraception, and provide compassionate assistance to rape victims.

“Finally, I support the enactment and enforcement of laws that help prevent violence, intimidation, and harassment directed at reproductive health providers and their patients.”

So Obama believes in …

abortion

emergency contraception

distributing more contraception to teen age girls without parental consent

federal and state funding of abortion services

appointing pro-abortion judges

universal health care including abortion paid for by the taxpayers.

This guy’s opinions and philosophy are so ANTI-Catholic that anyone who cannot see it must be wearing blinders.

Remember this is a guy who tells you to expect the government to make the “change.” After all he never pulled anything out of his pocket except the crumbs to support the poor.

When he made over $270,000 in 2001, his charitable contributions were less than $1500. In 2002 he gave $1050 after he and Michele earned over 259,000. This is a guy who cares about the poor. Get real.

A Catholic cannot in good conscience support a person who wants to keep the killing of children legal, anyone than he could support someone back in the 1850s who wanted to keep slavery legal.”

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