Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Barack Obama's Abortion Absolutism

National Public Radio reports on another element of the Obama administration's ever-zealous campaign to promote abortion; namely, the Justice Department's aggressive actions against peaceful sidewalk counselors outside abortion clinics.

The Obama Justice Department has been taking a more aggressive approach against people who block access to abortion clinics, using a 1994 law to bring cases in greater numbers than its predecessor. The numbers are most stark when it comes to civil lawsuits, which seek to create buffer zones around clinic entrances for people who have blocked access in the past. Under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, the Justice Department's civil rights division has filed eight civil cases since the start of the Obama administration. That's a big increase over the George W. Bush years, when one case was filed in eight years.

"There's been a substantial difference between this administration and the one immediately prior," says Ellen Gertzog, director of security for Planned Parenthood...

Over the past two years, the Justice Department and FBI have been meeting with abortion-rights groups and medical providers [that means abortionists, folks] all over the country to explain their work and talk about a federal task force designed to prevent violence against doctors and women seeking abortions.

Timothy Carney comments on this most unjust Justice Department activity:

This President, as a State Senator, voted against a bill requiring doctors to care for babies born after failed abortions (and then misled the media on the matter). As a candidate, he promised his first act would be signing the sweeping "Freedom of Choice Act," which would wipe out nearly all limitations on abortion and abortion subsidies. And then during the budget debates we saw him draw nearly his only line in the sand over Planned Parenthood subsidies.

It's abortion absolutism. Everything else -- free assembly, free speech, conscience protection, and his party's other interests -- they all take a back seat to protecting abortion.