Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Unconscionable Clause

Front Page Magazine online has a eye-opening piece on just how far President Obama is taking the healthcare system down the road of no return and taking away a doctors right to refuse to perform an abortion.

Founder and future President James Madison, Jr. wrote in FEDERALIST # 45:
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce...The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State."
We've come a long long way from there baby... to the point of restricting ones personal beliefs and religious beliefs it appears.

"Is there not the right to refuse to perform an abortion?
There are analogies. Let us note a dramatic one. A prison guard who does not believe in the death penalty has the right to decline assignment to activate the electric chair."
Obama is taking away that same right for doctors and nurses that do not believe in abortion...

"The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to deny a medical provider the comparable right. By a 56-41 vote, the United States Senate has defeated an amendment to legislation which would have sustained the right of a physician or other person to decline to abort a baby if federal taxpayer funds or the long arm of the feds were involved in the treatment.

Sixteen senators claiming to be Roman Catholic, 15 Democrats and one Republican, voted against the conscience clause. Nine such Senators, eight Republicans and one Democrat, voted for the conscience clause.
Obama administration is racking up quite a record on aborting babies....
"It reversed the so-called Mexico City Policy, which precluded usage of American taxpayers’ money by international organizations to provide abortions.
It repealed embryonic-stem-cell research restrictions.
It championed funding by American taxpayers of $ 50 million to the United Nations Population Fund, which has supported cruel aspects of Chinese population control procedures.
Perhaps most dramatically of all, the President nominated, and the Senate confirmed, that conspicuous friend of abortion, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, a new dimension for the camel-in-the-tent riddle."
Whatever the founding fathers might have thought about abortion, they would have been very disappointed in how the federal government has steamrolled over states rights and personal rights.


Blogger Professor Howdy said...

Thanks for the post...

9:07 PM  

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