Doug Kmiec’s name is going to come up over and over and over again during the next few months. Most notably because he somehow convinced himself and his followers that Barack Obama and the Democrats would make good on a promise to make abortion as rare as possible. Unfortunately, the actions of Obama and the applause he recieved from his fellow leftists shows that Kmiec and his ilk had simply been used to get votes and are now best described as “useful idiots.”
Sound harsh? I don’t think so. No more harsh than the Dems who so snidely sang “Hey, hey, goodbye” to President Bush at the inauguration of Obama. No, no more harsh than that.
Anyway, Obama’s first act of slapping Kmiec in the face was accomplished yesterday when he overturned the Mexico City Policy that forbade the use of federal funds for abortions overseas. Now, money that could be used to help Americans is being sent overseas to end the lives of unborn children and we taxpayers get to pay for it.
Above: Democrats applaud the policy of making U.S. taxpayers foot the bill so that foreign women can kill their unborn babies.
From Tom Strode of the Baptist Press:
|Obama ordered the repeal of what has been dubbed the Mexico City Policy. The rule has prohibited international family planning organizations from receiving federal funds unless they agree not to perform or counsel for abortion or lobby in order to liberalize the pro-life policies of foreign governments.
Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land and other pro-life advocates decried Obama’s order.
“President Obama was the most radically pro-choice candidate of a major party in American history and pledged to Planned Parenthood that he would never back down on this issue,” Land said. “Unfortunately, his executive order overturning the Mexico City Policy may just be the first step in his fulfillment of that campaign pledge to his radical pro-abortion supporters.
“With his action today, American taxpayers’ money once again will be used in part to fund abortions that end the lives of our fellow human beings in other countries,” he said.
And Doug Kmiec convinced millions of pro-life Catholics that this wouldn’t happen, that Obama and the Dems would respect their pro-life positions.
Doug, you are most definitely a useful idiot.
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Obama Rescinds Pro-Life Funding Policy
January 23, 2009