Pro-life Protestors Fight Harder Under Obama

The Charger Bulletin

President Obama’s pro-choice mentality has caused a spike in the activity of anti-abortion organizations across the United States.

During the course of President Obama’s campaign, he made an extensive effort not to marginalize individuals in the pro-life constituency. According to Politico Reporter Carrie Brown, however, the president’s first few months in office have triggered an explosion in anti-abortion activity, as he has moved to “defend and expand a woman’s right to choose.”

In July 2007, Obama told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that signing the Freedom of Choice Act would be among his top priorities as president. The Act would make the right to have an abortion part of federal law.

Rev. Frank S. Page, a member of the president’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, stated “The verbalization that [President Obama] wishes to find common ground – we are just not seeing that.”

According to Politico, the president has made several public decisions that have set the anti-abortionists afire. Chief among these were his decisions to repeal current conscience protections for medical professionals and move forward with the use of stem cells for scientific and medical purposes.

For two presidential terms already, anti-abortionists have had little to worry about, and consequently, little to act on and about. After eight years of smooth sailing, however, activists against abortion are remembering  once again what it is like to fight for their beliefs.