In the wake of the inauguration there has been a sudden attack on the very existence of human beings: You know, you, me, and everybody else.
President Barack Obama has loosened restrictions on abortions and plans to go further. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has revealed a startling bias against human existence, saying that contraception prevents human birth and that that is good, somehow helpful to the world's economy.
The fewer of us, the more money to go around and spend on important things like condoms and congressional salaries.
These people are putting themselves at odds with the creator of human life. They should be aware of the message in an old TV commercial that warned that "it's not nice to fool Mother Nature."
And it's even more dangerous to fool with nature's God, the arbiter of all life.
Joseph Stalin once asked sarcastically how many divisions the Pope had. He didn't live long enough to learn the answer, which came when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down thanks largely to the efforts of another Pope, John Paul II.
That answer: Who needs divisions when God is on your side?
That's a lesson Barack Obama can expect to be taught, having all but spit in Pope Benedict's eye after the pontiff politely asked him to abandon his plans to advance the cause of abortion and abandon all restrictions on the murder of the unborn.
President Obama, who claims to be a Christian, should have known that the Pope's request was not based on His Holiness' personal opinion of the grisly practice but was instead a reminder that there is a higher power involved here in whose name the Pope speaks and who condemns the killing of his unborn children.
It was that higher power that Obama defied, and he will one day discover there is a price to be paid for what one Vatican official called his arrogance in promoting abortion.
So too with Pelosi, who it seems values the lives of her five children and their offspring, but scorns the very existence of everybody else's kids.
Obama claims to be a compassionate, caring human being; yet that compassion seems not to apply to the unborn who suffer incredible pain while their lives are being snuffed out for the mere convenience of their mothers and the fat wallets of the abortion industry's hitmen at Murder, Inc., better known as Planned Parenthood.
Is he not aware of the horrific methods used to murder unborn Americans? How can he turn his back on a procedure that involves dismembering tiny humans, slicing them to pieces, having their tiny arms and legs torn from their bodies, or being scalded to death?
Is he that insensitive?
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, a senior Vatican official, Monsignor Rino Fisichella who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, urged Obama to listen to all voices in America without "the arrogance of those who, being in power, believe they can decide of life and death. If this is one of President Obama's first acts, I have to say, in all due respect, that we're heading quickly toward disappointment."
Monsignor Elio Sgreccia, also an official of the academy, added that Obama's action had dealt a harsh blow to American Catholics and those across the world who are fighting against "the slaughter of the innocents."
In this country the brilliant and outspoken archbishop of Denver, the very Rev. Charles Chaput wrote, “By legalizing permissive abortion and drastically limiting voters’ ability to restrict it in any way, Roe set the foundations for an abortion industry that has wounded countless women and resulted in the killing of more than 40 million unborn children. President Obama’s past record of support for abortion ‘rights,’ embryonic stem cell research and other violations of human dignity is deeply troubling, and also deeply ironic, given his sensitivity to other human rights.”
The archbishop then cited Obama’s declared support for the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). According to the archbishop, FOCA would strike down all state restrictions on abortion and destroy the “many modest but important gains” of the pro-life movement.
When George Stephanopoulos asked, "Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?" Pelosi, speaking on government funding of birth-control methods such as condoms which is part of the $825 billion stimulus package she's pushing, said: "Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those — one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."
Stephanopoulos then countered, "So no apologies for that?" To which Pelosi responded: "No apologies. No. We have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy."
She would save money by reducing the existence of future taxpayers.
Obama and Pelosi have revealed their true selves, he by showing himself to be heartless and she by showing herself to be witless.
We are admonished by our Lord to "Judge not, lest ye be judged." He makes it clear that he will do the judging.
That's when President Obama and Speaker Pelosi will discover just how many divisions the Pope has.
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist and World War II Marine who writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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