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Adhere to the Constitution

Published 9:25am Sunday, January 26, 2014

On Wednesday, our nation remembered the 41st anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. This most unjust decision by the Supreme Court has resulted in the legal murder of more than 50 million babies. Think about that. We are talking about more innocent lives lost than every war ever fought in all of human history. Six million Jewish people were killed in the death camps of Hitler’s holocaust. This is roughly equivalent to the number of abortions performed in the U.S. in just under four years!

The scandal of a nation that legalizes the killing of the innocent has no parallel. The massacres that occur so frequently in our streets and schools have their roots in the acceptance of a nation that has turned its back on the most innocent and vulnerable citizens, namely the unborn child. As if this were not bad enough, we now have a “health care” law that expands abortion by funneling more of our tax dollars into organizations like Planned Parenthood in the name of reproductive health. This particular organization took in nearly a half-billion dollars from the federal government last year while performing more than 330,000 abortions or nearly 28 percent of all abortions in the U.S. In the past 15 years, Planned Parenthood’s share of abortions went from 9.3 percent to nearly 28 percent. The bottom line is abortion is not health care and yet under Obamacare, the funding sources for abortion will and in fact have dramatically increased.

One final thought,  I would be remiss if I did not point out the outrageous attack by the Obama administration on religious organizations such as Little Sisters of the Poor who provide health care to the elderly poor all over the world and have 30 facilities in the U.S. Recently, Justice Sonia Sotomayor put a temporary halt to the administration’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate that would force organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide contraceptive and abortifacient coverage to its employees against their deeply held religious beliefs. If they will not comply, the resulting fine to the sisters would be $4.5 million per year, or about a third of their entire budget. So far, beyond offering some meaningless language changes, the administration will not back down and the sisters will be forced to sue on the grounds of violation of religious freedom just because they are not “religious enough” to fit the administration’s narrow definition and be granted an exception.

Is this what America is all about? Is this not an affront to the liberties of us all? Does this administration have any regard whatsoever for life or liberty? Is this not a slap in the face to all of our young men and women who bled and died protecting our freedoms? Let us pray for our nation, that its leaders would work for the common good of all and that they would uphold the Constitution that they took an oath to defend.

 

Scott Bute
Alden