Are You Paying Attention, ‘Post-Partisan Christians’? Barack Obama is Circling the Wagons Around Abortion

As Mitt Romney surges in the polls, Barack Obama and his running mate are now launching a renewed bid by women voters, this time targeting abortion both explicitly and implicitly.  Here’s the explicit:

Now, here’s the implicit (Joe Biden calling abortion simply an “operation”)

Note the now-legendary passion in Biden’s voice. He (and President Obama) believe in protecting abortion to their very “core.”

It is now beyond clear that if a Christian wants to support Barack Obama and Joe Biden, they have to be content with supporting a ticket that not only supports abortion “rights”, it supports taxpayer funding of abortions, and it does so as a “core” value. Simply put, a Christian who takes such a position or lends even the slightest support to such a position — a position that, to be clear, seeks to not just sanction but subsidize the intentional taking of hundreds of thousands of human lives — is committing a grievous sin.

In May I wrote a much-discussed post that ended with a simple question for our newest generation of “post-partisan” Christians: “As the price for your new path, are you willing to forego any effective voice at all for unborn children?”  The next president is likely to select no less than two Supreme Court justices.  Your vote can help determine whether we have a fighting chance at overturning a constitutional atrocity or whether you secure the right to kill yet another generation of unborn Americans.

The lines are crystal clear.  Where will you stand?

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  • Mel G.

    This is my “hot button” issue! I know I come to the table with “baggage” around this issue. I don’t know how anyone could consider ending a pregnancy and rationalizing it. As the Mom whose son didn’t come from her womb, I am amazed that parents don’t protect their children, even before their birth. I am thankful for those who make hard choices and don’t do the “comfortable thing” but endure the consequences of their behavior. Another topic for another day, I know. I cannot support a candidate who supports the taking of another life!

  • Kevin James Bywater

    I have a hard time trusting Romney on abortion. Yes, I know he’s had a change of heart, at least in part. But I have a hard time trusting him nonetheless. However, I will vote for Romney in this election. He is better than Obama. And I only hope that fewer babies are slaughtered under Romney that would be under Obama. It appears to me that Obama is for abortion being safe, legal, and…as often as you’d like. He doesn’t give a damn if abortions are rare. I think Romney does care, at least sometimes. So, in light of the electable options, I elect to be truly pro-life.

  • Stephen Mendelsohn

    Biden can be viewed as endorsing female genital mutilation (FGM). What else does he mean by “every single solitary operation” if he clearly does not exclude FGM from his statement?

  • Gregmetzger

    Are you paying attention to the equally clear signal Romney is sending with statements disavowing any kind of legislative agenda on abortion? Lets not be naive here.

  • Shawn

    Just dropping a little reality…majorty of people are pro-choice! (very few, less than 20% imo support pro-life completely! not even romney or common sense conservatives do…incest, rape, and danger to the mothers life all takes priorty first. Time to step into the 21st century mouth breathers!

  • Shawn

    “And I only hope that fewer babies are slaughtered under Romney that would be under Obama. ”

    Isn’t your god in control, no matter who is president? why doens’t he stop it?

  • Rebecca Trotter

    Um, so because the Republicans pay lip service to pro-life ideals we have to vote for them? I call bullocks. This has been going on for decades and the Republicans have done very, very, very, very little on the issue. As far as I’m concerned the only proper response for Christians is to leave the lying, manipulative politicians to play their inane games, stop responding to these sort of absurd scare tactics and set about doing the heavy lifting ourselves. At this point, abortion is a non-issue when it comes to my vote until the Republicans can demonstrate that voting for them will do anything AT ALL of any practical value on the issue. Sorry, but this dog don’t hunt no more.

  • jatheist

    Mel G wrote: “I am thankful for those who make hard choices and don’t do the ‘comfortable thing’”

    What an ignorant thing to say… like anyone with the slightest knowledge about abortion would call it the “comfortable thing”.

    I also notice that David wrote this post and not his wife… because everyone knows that abortion issues should be decided by men. (roll eyes).

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  • safina jesus

    the bible says that do not kill, so that the abortion is not allowed at all it is stop another human being from coming on earth and jesus says that on jeremiah 29vs 11 people should marry and have children, we should ask our people to see the married in a verry big picture and make sure that everyone is comming on married and all the children should be born. love tou you all.