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There are critics who insist that we should never compare the Jewish Holocaust of six million Jews with the 930 million reported abortions worldwide in the modern era. There have been some 50 million abortions in the United States alone.
Above is a scene from the film, JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, where the verdict is given against the judges who went along with the Nazi regime. Note how the words might apply to a contemporary challenge against human dignity and the sanctity of human life.
JOSEPH ROBINETTE BIDEN
- “I still am opposed to public funding for abortion,” he said on Meet the Press in 2007. “It goes to the question of whether or not you’re going to impose a view to support something that is not a guaranteed right but an affirmative action to promote.”
- Biden was asked, do you believe that life begins at conception? He answered: ”I am prepared to accept my Church’s view. I think it’s a tough one. I have to accept that on faith. That’s why the late-term abortion ban, where there’s clearly viability.”
- Biden voted for the ban on late term abortions.
- During an April 2007 presidential debate, Senator Biden said, “I strongly support Roe v. Wade.” His actions in the Senate demonstrate his convictions. He worked intensely to try to defeat the nominations of both U.S Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.–PLANNED PARENTHOOD
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
- Obama was asked, do you personally believe that life begins at conception? He responded: “This is something that I have not come to a firm resolution on. I think it’s very hard to know what that means, when life begins. Is it when a cell separates? Is it when the soul stirs? So I don’t presume to know the answer to that question. What I know is that there is something extraordinarily powerful about potential life and that that has a moral weight to it that we take into consideration when we’re having these debates.”
- Obama opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion (infanticide).
- In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion.
- “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” Obama said in his July speech to abortion advocates worried about the increase of pro-life legislation at the state level. The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has co-sponsored along with 18 other senators that would annihilate every single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on partial birth abortion.
- “Thanks to all of you at Planned Parenthood for all the work that you are doing for women all across the country… I put Roe at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught Constitutional Law. Not simply as a case about privacy but as part of the broader struggle for women’s equality.”
JOHN SIDNEY McCAIN
- “I am pro-life and an advocate for the Rights of Man everywhere in the world, because to be denied liberty is an offense to nature and nature’s Creator. I will never waver in that conviction.”
- The misperception is interesting, considering that McCain has not attempted to keep his pro-life views a secret. Here’s how he put it on an appearance last year on NBC’s Meet the Press: “I have stated time after time after time that Roe v Wade was a bad decision, that I support a woman — the rights of the unborn — that I have fought for human rights and human dignity throughout my entire political career,” McCain said. “To me, it’s an issue of human rights and human dignity.”
- McCain said he thought Roe v. Wade should be overturned and said he would support exceptions to a ban on abortion in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is in danger.
SARAH LOUISE HEATH PALIN
- Politicians of all stripes may say they’re pro-life, but it’s quite another thing to put those beliefs into practice with concrete actions. Two pro-life groups say Sarah Palin did that when she rejected an abortion on her physically disabled unborn child and they say it reminds them of the decision John McCain’s family made to adopt a girl from Mother Teresa’s orphanage.
- In November 2006, then gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin declared that she would not support an abortion for her own daughter even if she had been raped.
- Granting exceptions only if the mother’s life was in danger, Palin said that when it came to her daughter, “I would choose life.”
- Palin makes no secret of her abortion views. A member of the group Feminists for Life, she told the Alaska Right to Life Board in 2002 that she “adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion.”
- “I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society,” she wrote, “we cannot condone ending an innocent’s life.”