I still support abortion reduction; that has not changed.
What has changed is the number of steps taken by the Obama administration to undermine the abortion reduction platform they have so boldly proclaimed. These steps are the subject of a new USA Today article by David Gushee entitled, "Mr. President, We Need More than Lip Service" and include:
- Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy. Tragic, but expected.
- Then, he revoked the "provider refusal" rule that protected healthcare workers' from violating their consciences.
- Next, Obama nominated the radically pro-choice Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Finally, the President boldly opened up the issue of stem cell research by repealing the bans that were in place.
What happened to all the talk about "change?" It doesn't seem like much has changed to me.
"Mr. Obama, we need more than lip service on these crucial issues," Gushee said. I know others like myself stand with Dr. Gushee in expressing disappointment with these policies. We need a rapid change in direction from these policies, one that bridges the banks of the culture wars. The failure to make good on abortion reduction promises will breed animosity and division among those whom Obama has promised to unite.