Abortion is not a topic that I ever thought I would discuss. I am pro-life, but I have always felt that every argument on both sides had probably already been made. It is hard to change people's minds on this subject. Most of us have an opinion and hold on to it.
However.....After listening to Senator Obama last night during the Saddleback Church Forum, I was angry. That doesn't happen alot. Even as passionate as I am about energy, taxes, etc., I have never really been angry. So please allow me this one post and one post only to vent.
Both candidates last night were asked a series of questions, the same questions. Each was asked the following: At what point does a baby get human rights?
John McCain quickly stated, "At conception."
Barack Obama responded, "Whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."
I am angered on so many levels. What exactly does he mean above his pay grade? If you are unable to answer this question, regardless of your stance, you do not deserve to be President. Here is my vent.
Why do so many people put their first sonogram picture on their refrigerators? The baby is only usually 8 weeks old. Ask someone who miscarries at 6 or 8 weeks, whether they lost a baby or not? Ask a woman who sits in a NICU praying for a baby who was born 26, 28, 32 weeks, whether it's a baby or not. Ask those mothers who try desperately to have a baby for years what they would do to be pregnant?
Barack Obama voted against the Born -Alive Infant Protection Act which would give rights to a baby that was born alive after surviving an abortion. They allow the baby to die without any medical attention. It's disgusting. I don't care it you are pro-choice, this should repulse you.
In a visit to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Senator Obama had this to say about babies.
"I’ve got two daughters; 9 years old and 6 years old,” Obama said. “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with baby."
I'm sorry, but babies are anything, but a punishment regardless of how they were conceived or brought into this world. He continues to amaze me in his level of ignorance.
I believe in a woman's right to choose. I believe women have the right to choose whether to have sex or not. I believe women have the right to decide who to have sex with. I believe women have a right to choose their birth control. I believe that women have a right to keep their baby or give it up for adoption. We have many choices in life. You have many choices before and after conception without considering abortion as a choice.
Regardless of your party, or even your stance on abortion, we should be suspicious of a man who has such little respect for human life. At the very least, he should be man enough to state his position.