From the Pocono Record "Letters to the Editor":
Barack Obama May Be Part of God's Plan
"Editor, the Record:
I am not endorsing any candidate, but making a point. What better way can God bless our nation and cleanse our racial sins but by electing Barack Obama for president?
As a conservative, I disagree with Obama's stances, including abortion. But, I am impressed with him and his wife, Michelle, who seems able to represent us as first lady.
Throughout history, God has used many kings or presidents whose destiny was to fullfill God's purposes. Daniel, for example, was placed in a position to influence kings. Regardless who wins the election, God has placed several people like Daniel in government positions today who will also influence our presidents.
As a Christian, I must vote, and regardless who leads I must pray for those heads of government and leadership.
Proverbs 21:1 says; The king's [president's] heart is in the hand of the lord; he directs it wherever he chooses."
I left the woman's name out. It is at the link above.
She disagrees with his position on abortion, yet believes he will be influential and "good" for this country. Never mind the fact he has already lied about who he is (being biracial) and condones the murder of innocents. Being a Christian, this woman is telling us we must support his position.
Let's review Obama's position on the main issue in any election (abortion):
On The Issues:
Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases. (Aug 2007)
Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters. (Oct 2006)
Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism. (Oct 2006)
Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill. (Jun 2004)
Protect a woman's right to choose. (May 2004)
Supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 1998)
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
From Pro-Choice America:
Sen. Barack Obama submitted the following statement upon NARAL Pro-Choice America's request.
"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.
"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 believe we must work together to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies. 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."
Sen. Obama received the following scores on NARAL Pro-Choice America's Congressional Record on Choice.
2007: 100 percent
2006: 100 percent
2005: 100 percent
Public Statements about Choice:
A selection of Sen. Obama's public statements on this issue is below.
"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... I believe in and have supported common-sense solutions like increasing access to affordable birth control to help prevent unintended pregnancies... 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."
[From a statement by Sen. Obama on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Full statement is available here: http://www.barackobama.com/2008/01/22/obama_statement_on_35th_annive.php]
"You know, I think that most Americans recognize that this is a profoundly difficult issue for the women and families who make these decisions. They don't make them casually. And I trust women to make these decisions in conjunction with their doctors and their families and their clergy."
[Transcript from Democratic Presidential Debate in South Carolina, MSNBC, April 26, 2007.]
"I explained my belief that few women made the decision to terminate a pregnancy casually; that any pregnant woman felt the full force of the moral issues involved and wrestled with her conscience when making that decision; that I feared a ban on abortion would force women to seek unsafe abortions, as they had once done in this country."
[Barack Obama, excerpt from The Audacity of Hope published in Time Magazine, http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1546298,00.html (accessed May 9, 2007).]
"I strongly disagree with today's Supreme Court ruling, which dramatically departs from previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women. As Justice Ginsburg emphasized in her dissenting opinion, this ruling signals an alarming willingness on the part of the conservative majority to disregard its prior rulings respecting a woman's medical concerns and the very personal decisions between a doctor and patient. I am extremely concerned that this ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact further measures to restrict a woman's right to choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court justices will look for other opportunities to erode Roe v. Wade, which is established federal law and a matter of equal rights for women."
[Statement from Sen. Obama on Supreme Court Decision upholding Federal Abortion Ban, April 18, 2007,http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/04/obama_decision.html (accessed May 4, 2007).]
So, we see he has a rating of 100% by NARAL. No Christian can make the claim to be pro-life and vote for Obama. It is hypocritical and unethical for any individual to take this stance.