The Obama Administration will announce next week that President Obama has decided to scrap regulations put in place by President Bush designed to protect health care workers from being forced to participate in abortions, sterilizations, and contraceptive procedures on moral grounds. The rules were intended as an enforcement mechanism. They expanded on existing federal law protecting conscientious doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care workers by requiring hospitals to certify that they comply with the law in order to continue to be eligible for federal funding. In other words, the rules did nothing new, they simply ensured that the existing law was not ignored.
There can be no doubt now that Barack Obama is the most radically pro-abortion president in history, except among the most brain-addled and delusional fever swamps of the left. This move, together with Obama’s history and two other abortion related decisions in his young Administration proves it. I used the term “pro-abortion” in my story on the abortion rules at AOL’s Political Machine and drew the ire of one liberal commenter, who called it, “symantics gymnastics.” But why? Liberals believe abortion is a good thing. If Obama is pro-abortion, that just means he is on their side.
Furthermore, the left likes to have its positions characterized in a positive light and conservative ones cast negatively. Hence the labels “pro-choice” and “anti-choice.” Since we all know choice equals abortion – it’s the only choice the left supports – let’s have truth in labeling. President Obama is pro-abortion while his conservative opponents are anti-abortion. Works for me.
There really is no other way to say it. How else would you describe acting to block the Born Alive Infants Protection Act not once, not twice, but three times? How else would you describe allowing funding for abortion providers overseas? How else would you describe supporting the Orwellian named Freedom of Choice Act, which would overturn ALL state restrictions on abortion? How else would you describe rescinding rules to protect conscientious health care workers from being forced to participate in abortions?
I call it pro-abortion.
Obama’s rules change will make it easier for hospitals to ignore federal law and make for a more intimidating workplace for health care providers of consicence. The end result of this will be more aboritons. And that is just as the president intends.