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Friday, July 10, 2009

Obama Vows To Reduce Abortions

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Yeah right! I'll believe it when I see it. Alleged President Barack Obama's short political career was built on Roe v. Wade. He owes his very soul to Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. Yet the Vatican is reporting that Obama did make this PROMISE to the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI. So now the only questions that beg to be asked is did he mean it? Or did he lie to the pope? And just how does he plan to do it if he did mean it?

Of course he could start with something as simple as "states rights" by simply asking Congress to remove the jurisdiction on abortion cases away from the federal courts. It's a simple legislative process that only requires a majority vote and no changes to the Constitution or judicial appointments. This effectively neutralizes Roe v. Wade in a de facto way, allowing states to legislate anyway they want on abortion and blocking Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. from doing anything to stop it. Roe v. Wade stands on the books, but it becomes unenforceable. Oh wait! That will never happen. Mainly because it requires the cooperation of a supposedly "pro-choice" Democratic Congress, and not even the supposedly "pro-life" Republicans had the guts to do that when they were in control. Why on earth would we expect the Democrats to do it? I suppose the fact that Obama owes his very soul to Planned Parenthood and N.O.W. probably doesn't help much either. So I guess that's out.

What next? More condoms and birth control pills for teenagers in public schools? Yeah, we've seen how well that works. How about more sex education? Oh wait, we've done that. No change. It's really going to be interesting to see how Obama plans to keep this PROMISE he made to the pope. Or does he even take his promise to the pope seriously at all?

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama promised Pope Benedict on Friday that he would do everything possible to reduce the number of abortions in the United States, the Vatican said.

Obama and Benedict held private talks for about 40 minutes in the pope's frescoed study in the Vatican's apostolic palace and the Vatican said bioethics and life issues were a central part of the discussion.

In a surprise move, the pontiff gave Obama a booklet explaining Vatican opposition to practices such as abortion and embryonic stem cell research, which Obama supports.

"Obama told the pope of his commitment to reduce the number of abortions and of his attention and respect for the positions of the Catholic Church," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters after he was briefed by the pope.

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