by Brad Mattes
January 28, 2010
LifeNews.com Note: Bradley Mattes is the executive director of Life Issues Institute, a national pro-life educational group. Mattes is a veteran of the pro-life cause, with over 33 years of educational, political and humanitarian experience.
“…I promised I wouldn't just do what was popular. I would do what was necessary.” -- President Obama, State of the Union 2010
Mr. President, what you've done has been neither popular nor necessary.
Not a word was said, during last night’s State of the Union address, about the administration's pro-abortion 'accomplishments.' But they are many.
In January, just days after taking office, Mr. Obama rescinded a policy to keep US money out of international clinics that promote and offer abortions. Early nominations to the administration included the attorney who fought to starve and dehydrate Terri Schindler Schiavo.
By February, Mr. Obama took away protections for healthcare workers who could not in good conscience agree to assist in abortions.
In March, he lifted a ban on taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research — a move that forever cut short the lives of precious babies, in their earliest state of development, and forced us to pay for it. Then $50 million went to the United Nations Population Fund, which is heavily involved in limiting the population of China through forced abortions.