Thursday, November 6, 2008

Prayer Issue #1: Abortion


"Barack Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case."

President-elect Obama has consistently shown that he is against any restrictions on abortion. This includes any restrictions on the heinous practice of partial-birth abortion. Possibly the biggest (and quietest) issue in this election was nomination of supreme court justices. Two or three justices will be retiring in these next four years, and the president is the one who is given the privilege of nominating new ones. It has been judges (and not legislators) who have done the most damage in the area of abortion by declaring abortion a right of all people, and only the Supreme Court seems to have any power on reversing this horrible ruling. Over the past eight years, President Bush has nominated conservative, strict-constitutionalist judges, and many believed that, with the election of just one or two more, Roe v. Wade could possibly have been overturned. Then the power of deciding abortion could have gone back to the states (where it should have been in the first place). But, with the election of Obama who, in a speech made to Planned Parenthood, said he will choose judges with "empathy", much of this progress may have been stopped and reversed. This issue alone is worth your and my prayer, but there is more. Stay tuned...

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