The Hypocrisy of It All

The Hypocrisy of It All January 24, 2013

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

  • 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:

  • 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!

  • Sue B

    I read your Mom’s post on FB. I’m so grateful she has the courage to speak out. Did you see the video that Norma McCorvey recently made promoting her Pro Life stance?

  • Tom

    Thanks, Bristol. Obama’s world view on human life is worth than hypocritical; it is denial of the simple truth.

  • Christine

    THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!! Of course,…..Hypocrocy is the backbone of the liberal agenda & democratic party.


  • Jose

    President Obama is the most radical pro-abortion president inthe history of the United States

  • Tom Lehner

    Great Blog Bristol I had to share (Facebook, Google+ and Twitter)

  • David

    Yep, Obama is a hypocrite and a liar among other things.
    Thanks for sharing, Bristol.

  • Thanks for sharing…..cute cute cute baby!!!

  • Joseph

    Awesome word from your mom!

  • Tootie

    Beautiful. I do hope your mom is our next President. There was a prophesy through Kim Clement that talked of one with beautiful eyes. Also in another prohpecy her name was specifically mentioned. Do check out his web site. My daughter and I watch the stream every week.

    This is a hard time for those of us who love this country and the values we have so ong upheld. When I learn Jesus’ perspective, I am so encouraged. He too loves this country. We were created for this main purpose: to propogate the Gospel to the world. We will be a Christian nation again! (In Jesus is joy, peace and eternity.)

  • Bristol, did you read about this waiter at a Houston restaurant who refused to serve a customer who insulted a 5 year old with Down Syndrome? I thought you and your mother might be interested in this story. I would give this waiter a large tip.

  • melory

    Sarah is right, as always.

  • Now tht your Mom’s hnds are free of restrictions we all have a chance to set things right … Keep on Truckin… !

  • melory

    Bris I just learnt that your Mom decided not to renew her contract with Fox.

    Tell Mama Palin and the First Dude we suport them in whatever they have planned and look forward to the next adventure with Team Palin. I wish she would abandon the spineless Republican Party and start a new party – but what ever Mama Palin decides, I trust her because I know she prays things through.

    Here’s to Mama Palin and the First Dude – Let’s do it!!!!

    • Ishamael

      I think it would be great if she started a new party!

  • melory

    should be “support”

  • CJ

    I LOVE what your mom wrote 🙂 AWESOME, as usual and filled w/ truth!

  • melory
  • melory

    Does it sound better to say he did not tell the truth? But a lie is a lie. I apologize, I know I may have offended some by saying he lied – which is the truth – I am still learning to speak the truth in a kinder, more loving manner, pray for me!

    Lamentations 3:21-23 (King James Version):
    21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope . 22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed , because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

    Great is Thy faithfulness – Chris Rice

  • melory

    Bris, perhaps you have seen this, apparently your mom won’t run for prez?!

  • melory

    “NARAL: Getting an abortion is just like getting a haircut. The pro-abortion group NARAL has just launched a bizarre new video that equates abortion with getting a haircut, picking out a sweater, going for a jog or chewing gum – which are all, according to NARAL, things that a woman can “choose to do with her body.”

    All this by way of introduction to their new “Choice Out Loud” campaign, or as they like to say, “experience.”

    Too bad the murdered babies don’t have a say in what to do with their bodies. The morality of America continues its trip to hell in a hand basket.”
    From Rat is Right website.

  • melory

    “Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers.

    Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.”

  • Goga Freidman


    “However, since 1973, millions of children have been denied the basic right upon which all the others hinge: the right to life.” – a cheaply selective choice of words right there. I’m sorry, but you are truly a social irrelevance – firstly the planet needs to depopulate; secondly, its a simple fact that only people who have wealthy parents, who live the ‘Tatler’ lifestyle and are committed above all to a domestic, child raising existence truly believe that pro-life is ‘humane’. (Humane? Have you been to any of the grossly overpopulated Latin American nations recently? Just examine the abject poverty and unmanageable crime in Romania during its period of withheld abortion.) You and the rest of the American corporatocracy have failed positive social change for home owners, worker-consumers and, yes, breeders – so please, if you want to champion parenthood values or child psychology or whatever area interests you, go ahead, but please, no more culture sales bullshit on family planning. Oh yeah, btw – its 2013. The King James Bible was mostly used for rolling tobacco and wrapping junk food. Read the facts sometime . . .

    • melory

      There you have it ladies and gentlemen!

  • James Crawford

    Bravo on pointing out the hypocrisy of Obama’s exploitation of the Newtown school shootings to advance his agenda “for the children.”

    Here is a link to an on line app that accesses the FBI’s homicide database.
    The app will not allow me to link to particular charts so I’ll explain how to set it up:
    Set victim ages to 0-11,
    Set column variable to “Weapon used”
    Click on “show chart”

    The results are that during the last three decades, over twenty-five children younger than 12 have been murdered in America. Only four thousand of these murdered children were killed with guns. The vast majority of murdered children are brutally beaten, bludgeoned, burned, drowned and strangled.

    Redo the chart setting column variable to “victim-offender relationship.

    Guns Dont Kill Young Children. DysfunctionalmFamilies Kill Young Children.

  • terra

    Kudos to Sarah Palin for standing up for what she believes in. She is one of my hero’s!