People will say many things about George W. Bush. As he exits the presidential stage, many may pelt him with the metaphorical equivalent of a rotten tomato or even a size 10 shoe. You can be assured that I won’t be among the rotten fruit wielding masses since I've always been impressed by Bush's stance on unborn life. Even during his presidential death throes Bush stood up for life, declaring January 18th "National Sanctity of Human Life Day"? I can't take exception to that. Here’s the official text:

All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world. We also underscore our dedication to heeding this message of conscience by speaking up for the weak and voiceless among us.

The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My Administration has been committed to building a culture of life by vigorously promoting adoption and parental notification laws, opposing Federal funding for abortions overseas, encouraging teen abstinence, and funding crisis pregnancy programs. In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt. I signed legislation in 2003 to ban the cruel practice of partial birth abortion, and that law represents our commitment to building a culture of life in America. Also, I was proud to sign the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which allows authorities to charge a person who causes death or injury to a child in the womb with a separate offense in addition to any charges relating to the mother.

America is a caring Nation, and our values should guide us as we harness the gifts of science. In our zeal for new treatments and cures, we must never abandon our fundamental morals. We can achieve the great breakthroughs we all seek with reverence for the gift of life.

The sanctity of life is written in the hearts of all men and women. On this day and throughout the year, we aspire to build a society in which every child is welcome in life and protected in law. We also encourage more of our fellow Americans to join our just and noble cause. History tells us that with a cause rooted in our deepest principles and appealing to the best instincts of our citizens, we will prevail.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2009, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. “


You heard what George Bush had to say about life. Now how about Barak Obama?

Question: Do you believe life begins at conception?
Obama: "You know, I-I-I, uh, th-this is something that I have not, um, I think come to a firm resolution on..."
He continues to stammer on into contradiction and incoherence.

On another occasion, Obama has this to say:
"At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?" It was a question of how Mr. Obama's faith would inform his conscience and his policy. The Illinois senator's answer - "Answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade"

Above his pay grade? He's adamantly pro-abortion but it's above his pay grade to know when a baby has human rights? Amazing. How can you be an unyielding supporter of something yet not know FOR SURE whether you're violating human rights? That's like emptying a couple rounds into a house but not knowing if there's people inside.

Finally, here's my favorite:
"...look, I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old," "I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby," Yes, instead he wants to teach them about the values and morals of killing their babies.

I don't think that in light of their records and rhetoric it's hard to figure out which of the two guys below is really holding a baby and who's putting on a show for the camera. Remember that the guy on the left doesn't even know if he's holding a human life.


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