Why No Christian Should Vote for Obama
The title sounds like I am going to endorse Romney and shoot down President Obama however, that is not my intention at all. What this post is about is President Obama’s disgusting stance on abortion. Planned Parenthood (PP), a group that your tax dollars go to, is a pro-abortion group and, they have recently endorsed President Obama in the upcoming election. Why would they do this? It is probably a mixture of a couple of things. #1 Romney has vowed to stop PP from getting your tax dollars. #2 President Obama has not voted against anti-abortion bills during his time in the Illinois State Legislature.
Here is a list of 7 different abortion laws that Obama voted on. His vote in all of the following was “present” according to a WashingtonPost.com article:
- SB 230 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. Senate approved bill 44-7, with five senators voting present, including Obama.
- HB 382 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. House version, passed Illinois State Senate, adopted as law. Under the bill, doctors who perform partial-birth abortions could be sent to prison for one to three years. The woman would not be held liable.
- HB 1900 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed 38-10, with nine present votes, including Obama.
- SB 562 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed Senate 39-7, with 11 present votes, including Obama.
- SB 1094 Bill to protect children born as result of induced labor abortion. Bill passed 33-6, with 13 present, including Obama.
What strikes me is that a couple of these bills involved partial birth abortions and, President Obama voted “present”. Not only that, Obama also voted “present” when it comes to protecting “Liveborn children”. Liveborn children are babies that survived the initial attempt of abortion. This means that the baby is actually alive outside of the womb and Obama voted “present” in preserving the life of these newborns.
You may be thinking, “So what? Obama didn’t vote against the partial birth abortion ban?” Well, in a way he did. In the same article quoted above, author Michael Dobbs notes this:
Under the rules of the Illinois legislature, a present vote effectively functions as a no vote because only yes votes count toward passage of a bill. Legislators vote “present” rather than “no” for a variety of tactical reasons, including making it more difficult for their political opponents to use their votes against them in campaign advertisements.
Since only “yes” votes count as to whether a bill passes or falls in Illinois, President Obama’s “present” votes were essentially “no” votes. If that isn’t enough evidence check this out:
‘We worked on the ‘present’ vote strategy with Obama,’ said Pam Sutherland, chief lobbyist for the Illinois branch of Planned Parenthood, an abortion rights group. ‘He was willing to vote “no”, and was always going to be a “no” vote for us.’
There you go. President Obama is in the back pockets of Planned Parenthood. They worked out a strategy where he could for their pro-abortion agenda while saving face. This is contradicted by the Bible and cannot be supported by any Christian that truly follows Christ. Here are the words of Job in Job 31: 14-15:
What then shall I do when God rises up?
When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him?
Did not he who made me in the womb make him?
And did not one fashion us in the womb?
Job’s rhetorical questions highlights that God is the creator of everyone. God has made every human being no matter what stage of development they are in. Every person has God’s image stamped on them and, that gives every person value. We, as humans, have worth because we have been created by God but, the moment we embrace abortion is the moment that we deny the value of every human being. The moment we adopt abortion as a woman’s right is the moment we deny human rights to the most vulnerable human beings. So, when you go to the polls in November, remember to stand for human rights by not voting for President Obama.
Thanks for reading.
Posted on June 1, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Theology and tagged abortion, Christianity, Culture, Human rights, life, Planned Parenthood, reformed theology, theology, truth. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.