The Hypocrisy of It All

Recently, on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, my mom wrote this on her Facebook page. I thought it was so powerful, I’m posting it in its entirety below. You can also see it here

Forty years ago today the Supreme Court rendered its Roe v. Wade decision. Those who believe in the sanctity of human life and long to see America embrace a culture in which innocent life is honored and protected continue to look for a day when humanity is again deemed valuable, where we cherish even those who would be born in “less than ideal circumstances.” Children are our most precious resource and remain the greatest symbol of hope God has given us. This is just one reason why the annual March for Life has been such a powerful aspect of the pro-life movement. This year’s event is Friday, January 25th, and once again a multitude of Americans will gather in Washington, D.C. to show their support for precious little ones.

Our Founding Fathers declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, since 1973, millions of children have been denied the basic right upon which all the others hinge: the right to life.

Lately, President Obama has taken to boldly highlighting children in his speeches. Using kids as the backdrop for his gun control speech, the President claimed his commitment to young ones. “If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try,” he said. He then outlined why gutting our Second Amendment is the means by which he believes we accomplish this. Every law-abiding citizen’s heart is broken when children are the target of men hell-bent on committing acts of evil, and we agree that the safety and protection of innocent life is paramount.

The hypocrisy of it all, however, is that while the President publicly acknowledges the value of “even one life” when it advances his own political agenda, he fails to acknowledge as much when it comes to protecting the lives of children soon to be born. In that same speech, he proclaimed that “when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” Well, who is more vulnerable than those who find themselves at the mercy of others to honor their existence and receive them into our world? Are these—the truly vulnerable—not worthy of the protection of which the President speaks? Why is it that their cause is never the subject of one of his lofty addresses to the nation? Has he ever even mentioned the March for Life that takes place in his own back yard and ought to be worthy of at least a scant mention? If indeed we have an obligation to save “even one life,” when will we hear our President rally Americans to stand alongside women who find themselves in these less than ideal circumstances to offer the support they need, to encourage parents to choose life, and to promote the option of adoption? Instead, he has committed himself to the most liberal of abortion agendas—so much so that as a Senator he couldn’t even bring himself to support the Born Alive Act that would save the lives of babies ALREADY BORN and needing medical aid. Further, he believes taxpayers should betray their consciences by paying for his abortion agenda. This same President has stated he didn’t want his daughters “punished with a baby,” and remarked that it was “above my pay grade” to answer a pastor’s question: “At what point does a baby get human rights?” Yet now we are to somehow believe that children are the priority in his current aggressive campaign against the Second Amendment?

The President continued to herald his support of children in yesterday’s inaugural speech. “Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit, to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” he said—and I agree. Nor is our journey complete, I would add, until all our children soon to be born are also “cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” The President, of course, did not include this, as it does not line up with his worldview or his party’s platform. See, his commitment to our children is selective. When children in the womb are on the chopping block, the President is silent. When he places the Second Amendment, however, on the chopping block, children are his focus. Never mind the fact that his latest proposals would not protect them from evildoers and would, in fact, leave responsible, law-abiding citizens less able to protect them as well.

Clearly, there is no shortage of hypocrisy coming out of Washington, and this is just one example. Americans can expect to be inundated with rhetoric and doublespeak for the duration of this administration. It is truly Orwellian. So it is absolutely imperative that we keep our eyes and ears open; don’t allow yourselves to be sucked in or lulled to sleep. Our freedoms are being compromised, our common sense insulted, and our children exploited. We must be vigilant and engaged, and we must remain hopeful that a better day is coming.

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  • Sue Lynn

    Amen sister!!! Thanks Bristol!!!

  • Judy

    Thanks, Bristol, for choosing life <3

    • http://wordpaintingsUnlimited.com Author Sherry Gammon

      Agreed! Best wishes always!

  • NanaJ

    So true. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Cassandra

    This is so infuriating and I can’t help but feel completely helpless to do anything about it.
    Thanks for posting, Bristol. <3

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Yea I read your Moms posting on facebook, she is bold and truthful!

  • Jessica Crawford

    Hey Bristol, I don’t know if you read the comments, but I thought I’d bring this article to your attention:
    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/24/mothers-womb-most-dangerous-place-for-a-baby-with-down-syndrome/

  • David

    Bristol, thanks for sharing your Mom’s post.

    It looks like Obama and the Democrats are Environmentalists , and
    they are using Abortion and Contraception to slow Population Growth.
    They think that Over Population will destroy the Environment.
    The UN must be like-minded because they have not tried to stop Nations
    from Slaughtering their Citizens ( Syria is just the latest one).
    I have heard that this is all just part of the New World Order’s Plan for the Future.

  • MiddleRoader

    Hypocrisy means acting in a way that contradicts your beliefs. But if you don’t believe that a fetus is a child, it is not hypocritical to be pro-choice. I respect the pro-life view. If you hold that view, you should be out marching, organizing, trying to overturn Roe v Wade, and advocating prison sentences for both doctors who conduct abortions and the women who undergo them. But do it while respecting opposing viewpoints, and don’t pretend the Founding Fathers would all agree with you, because they too, had varying opinions. And do it while remembering that abortion, with some limitations, is currently legal. I don’t know that I completely buy Obama’s reasons for opposing the “born alive” legislation as a Senator, but I do know that it is more complicated than it appears, and that Illinois law already had a law stating that doctors must protect the life of the fetus when there is a reasonable likelihood of survival (with or without artificial support). And speaking of hypocrisy: In a Sept. 2008 interview with ABC’s Charles Gibson, Sarah Palin said:
    “My personal opinion is that abortion [should only be] allowed if the life of the mother is endangered. Please understand me on this. I do understand McCain’s position on this. I do understand others who are very passionate about this issue who have a differing opinion.”

    • Ishamael

      Thanks for the common sense post MR! Wish more around here would display the same.

    • Diggertoo

      Well said

    • melory

      Obama supports late term/partial birth abortion (baby not a “fetus” anymore), even infanticide it seems judging from his opposition to the Infant Born Alive Protection Act. So it IS hypocritical for him to pretend to care about children.

    • melory

      Regarding the Infant Born Alive Protection Act and Obama’s opposition to it:

      If he cared about the least among us as he lecture us all the time about it, he would have no problem making sure they are triple protected by supporting the Act – even if protections were already in place. That is what others did – even PP supported the Act if I remember correctly.

      Most everybody involved did not think there was anything complicated regarding the said Act.
      But liberals always tell us things are soooooooo complicated!

  • Lois Donley

    Thanks Bristol for reposting this!!!!!!!!!!! Appreciate all that you and your whole family are doing for our great Country!!!!!!!!!!! Praying!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paulette

    Thanks for sharing your Mom’s post! I missed it, but am in total agreement with her!


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