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The Most Pro-Abortion President in History: Barack Hussein Obama to Become 44th US President
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 11/05/2008 6:33:23 AM PST by cpforlife.org

The Most Pro-Abortion President in History: Barack Hussein Obama to Become 44th US President

Priests for Life: the pro-life movement has entered "a chapter of new strategy and determination"

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a landslide victory fueled by what may have been the highest voter turnout in a century, Sen. Barack Obama last night collected over twice as many electoral votes as rival Sen. John McCain to secure his future as the 44th president of the United States.

The epic campaign rivalry came to an end when Sen. Obama unexpectedly secured the battleground state of Virginia just before 11 p.m. EST last night, pushing his electoral count above the requisite 270 votes. He ended the night having won such battleground states as Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, and Iowa while Sen. McCain managed to capture only a handful of the more volatile electoral votes.

Sen. Obama will be joined by the most Democratic Congress in fifteen years, as Republicans lost five seats to Democrats and made no gains of their own. However, the 56 seats Democrats are expected to fill falls short of the 60 required for a filibuster-proof majority. Democrats are also expected to take the largest share of the House of Representatives, with some expecting a net gain of 20 seats.

In his acceptance speech, Sen. Obama reflected on the historicity of his election to office. "Tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America," he told a gleeful, flag-waving crowd.

While the majority of Americans are happily greeting Sen. Obama's promised change, many others, particularly pro-life Americans, fear that the gospel of change offered by the most pro-abortion president-elect in history heralds an era of new struggles and challenges for the pro-life movement.

Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for life issued a strongly-worded video statement putting Obama's victory in perspective with the future of the pro-life movement.

"This is one of the biggest mistakes that the American people have made in the entire history of our nation," said Fr. Pavone, "and the many reasons why that's true will come to light as the months go on. But the biggest reason why that's true is that here we have a president-elect who cannot tell the difference betweens serving the public and killing the public.

"If you don't know when human rights begin, then you're in no position to govern a country that was founded on the principle of human rights," said Fr. Pavone. Sen. Obama, when asked at the Saddleback Church forum when he thought a child gained human rights, infamously answered that the question was "above my pay grade."

"A lot changes with this," Fr. Pavone continued, noting that pro-lifers will no longer be able to work inside the White House, and will be forced to turn to defensive maneuvers in the U.S legislature.

However, "change" is far from the whole story, says Pavone, who reminds viewers of the many things that remain the same.

"The American people are pro-life," he affirmed. "The American people have never bought into the extreme abortion position of Obama and his party. And they never will. That is why the American people ... will continue to work with us.

Above all, Fr. Pavone declared, "What is never going to change is that this movement is headed for victory.

"We have started a movement on behalf of the unborn, and that movement enters a new chapter today, a chapter of new determination, of new vigor, of new strategy."

Pavone spoke words of comfort to pro-lifers struggling to accept the election news.

"Be encouraged! It's fine to be disappointed about the outcome of an election," he said. "But we can never walk away from the cause. Together we will work, we will protest, we will defend, we will intervene, we will educate, and we will win this struggle for the lives of our unborn brothers and sisters."

To see Fr. Pavone's video and statement, go to: http://www.priestsforlife.org


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykiller; bho2008; election; moralabsolutes; murder; obama

1 posted on 11/05/2008 6:33:23 AM PST by cpforlife.org
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To see Fr. Pavone’s video and statement, go to: http://www.priestsforlife.org


2 posted on 11/05/2008 6:33:53 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Jim Robinson; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
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Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

3 posted on 11/05/2008 6:35:04 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

Yup, the Libs love “choice” but not choice for the fetus. God’s creation gets no choice.


4 posted on 11/05/2008 6:38:37 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: cpforlife.org

When the going gets tough the tough get going.We must pray and work harder than ever.As we know good often comes from something bad happening.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 6:38:47 AM PST by ardara
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To: All

IF FOCA passes an estimated 125,000 babies per year will be aborted, OVER the current of 1,350,000 estimated.

I think it will be worse.

How so many millions of so called Christians could elect this Foreign Enemy is perhaps the most painful aspect.

“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”

Mother Teresa (Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94)


6 posted on 11/05/2008 6:41:19 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: ardara

Absolutly.


7 posted on 11/05/2008 6:43:58 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

I think that it is a good time for the Church to begin excommunication of pro-abortion politicians.Start with Kennedy,work their way down.


8 posted on 11/05/2008 6:45:12 AM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: cpforlife.org

I wonder if pro-lifers are willing to admit their tactics have been a complete and utter failure.


9 posted on 11/05/2008 6:46:45 AM PST by papertyger (The Bible doesn't teach anything: men do.)
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To: cpforlife.org
“The American people are pro-life,”

Well Father, 63+ million people voted for death and there weren't enough “pro-lifers” to beat that number.

It may not be scientific but I conclude that there are fewer than 63 million truly committed pro-lifers who are eligible to vote.

10 posted on 11/05/2008 6:56:09 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Farmer Dean
It's been a good time for many decades. The so called shepherds are worse than useless.
11 posted on 11/05/2008 6:58:18 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: papertyger

Lots of Christians, protestant and catholic, and Jews boUght tickets to hell yesterday when they went in the voting booth. Were you one of them?


12 posted on 11/05/2008 7:00:48 AM PST by Terry Mross (If Obama wins our posting may stop)
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To: papertyger
I do regularly. The answer is in my tagline but no one is interested.

Education works every time. Our country's public school system has produced a generation of empty obama-bots, exactly according to plan. But Christian schools don't teach what should be taught because of the cancer of political correctness.

Christian leaders have ceded victory and I condemn them for that.

13 posted on 11/05/2008 7:05:09 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: cpforlife.org

The Culture of Death has returned to DC. God help us all.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 7:05:37 AM PST by gpapa (Give to FR 'til it hurts!)
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To: cpforlife.org

I think I’m experiencing the five stages of depression in reverse. I’ve gone from acceptance of this election to bargaining to outright anger. I’m currently at anger and headed for despondency.

I wish I shared Father Pavone’s optimism on the abortion front. Realistically speaking, we’ve lost a major, major battle. We were always just one Supreme Court vote away. We had a pro-lifer in the White House and control of the entirety of Congress, and nothing happened.

The actions of the electorate, with the ample evidence of the horror of partial-birth abortion, fantastic 3-D imaging of the fetus, and even the example of a vice presidential candidate who proved that every Down’s child deserves to live... the electorate has proven it just doesn’t care.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 7:06:32 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: From The Deer Stand

Pin them down - tell them what they voted for. Push it in their face.

You voted for partially delivering a baby, stabbing scissors in the back of its head and sucking its brains out.

You voted for delivering babies and letting them die due to lack of medical attention.

You voted for the government forcing doctors, pharmacists, and hospitals to violate their consciences and values to perform abortions.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 7:09:05 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: papertyger

What do YOU suggest?


17 posted on 11/05/2008 7:09:48 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: cpforlife.org

Education?

Do you really believe these people don’t know what they’re doing?


18 posted on 11/05/2008 7:17:39 AM PST by papertyger (The Bible doesn't teach anything: men do.)
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To: MrB

“choice” for men


19 posted on 11/05/2008 7:22:57 AM PST by papertyger (The Bible doesn't teach anything: men do.)
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To: cpforlife.org

God Removes His hand from the United States (November 4th, 2008)


20 posted on 11/05/2008 7:24:54 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: cpforlife.org
I think Americans may indeed be pro-life at least at a philosophical level but the problem is that many who call themselves "pro-life" have made their peace with the culture of death (and I include myself in that category).

What this means is that it's not something that causes us pain on an hourly, daily or even weekly basis. Every January 22 we might get the odd pang or two but apart from that, we've blotted it out. It's a silent holocaust, so we don't see it and thus out of sight is likewise out of mind, too. We've come to accept that Roe v Wade, while repugnant, is probably here with us for the short and medium term and so we shrug and move on.

I'm convinced if people were confronted with the horror and violence of abortion and understood the harm it's doing to this country, they would never vote for Obama, but it's just not a burning issue for them. They're asleep at the wheel and so they vote their pocketbooks or whatever else about him attracts them.

Personally, I don't think we'll ever see the end of legalized abortion until we rediscover chastity, forsake fornication and turn our backs on our pornographic culture. It's unrealistic to expect abortion to go away while we're living in a hedonistic, carnal, self-indulgent culture, because abortion is the sacrament of this particular "church". However, I don't think we can do this voluntarily in our present condition. We're too weak. There has to be a spiritual re-awakening in this country for abortion to cease and that will likely only come after some great suffering or catastrophe which brings us back to our senses. I pray that's not the case but every day makes it appear more likely.

21 posted on 11/05/2008 7:42:19 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: cpforlife.org
Truly a sad day in America for the pro-life movement, but we must forge on.

I am very disappointed in many Catholics I know who voted for OB only because they voted their wallet and not their moral convictions. That bothers me more than anything, the fact that it all came down to money. A tax break (if that ever happens) over a human life! If people won't take a stand for life, I'm afraid God will not bless America.

22 posted on 11/05/2008 8:04:48 AM PST by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: cpforlife.org

It’s a sad day for the pro-life movement, to be sure. Have no doubt that God is testing us as he tested our fathers. We will now have many opportunities to stand up and speak the truth to power. Will be have the courage to do so?


23 posted on 11/05/2008 8:07:18 AM PST by Antoninus (This, too, shall pass away.)
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To: papertyger
I wonder if pro-lifers are willing to admit their tactics have been a complete and utter failure.

What, based on one election where abortion was massively trumped by the economic collapse?

We lost the battle. But we'll win the war. I know. I read the book.
24 posted on 11/05/2008 8:09:20 AM PST by Antoninus (This, too, shall pass away.)
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To: Antoninus

One election?

Where have you been since 1972?


25 posted on 11/05/2008 8:39:48 AM PST by papertyger
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To: Gerish

In my opinion every Catholic that voted for Obama, or pro-abortion candidates is nothing but a Judas, selling out Christ for their 30 pieces of silver.

Judas’s... all of them.


26 posted on 11/05/2008 8:47:41 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Cap'n Crunch
I agree. And when FOCA passes, I can officially cut my CINO, 0bama-loving parents out of my life.

It makes me sick that I just typed that out loud, but there ya go.

27 posted on 11/05/2008 8:56:37 AM PST by grellis
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To: cpforlife.org
As of today, I started posting a daily Rosary on the Daily Readings thread -- also this prayer. Say it every day!



~ PRAYER ~

St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle
 Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we  humbly pray,
 and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
 by the power of God,
 Thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
 Amen
+

28 posted on 11/05/2008 11:01:54 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cpforlife.org
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29 posted on 11/05/2008 4:18:20 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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30 posted on 11/05/2008 4:19:52 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: cpforlife.org

One has to ask: How much longer before God drops the hammer on America. “Ah,Assyria, the rod of my anger-—the club in their hands is my fury! Against a godless nation I send him,against the people of my wrath I command him,to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like mire in the streets.” (Isaiah 10:5-6) Who is modern day Assyria?
And: “...”Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long will it be before you judge and avenge our blood on the inhabitants
of the earth?” (Revelation 6:10) Will God really Damn America?
Maranatha,Lord Jesus, Soon!


31 posted on 11/05/2008 4:59:30 PM PST by pankot
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To: cpforlife.org

I’ve been on Fr. Pavone’s con-call for past hour, many prolife leaders. We lost a battle, NOT THE WAR. Keep fighting. First and foremost, stop FOCA. NEW WEBSITE:

FightFOCA.com


32 posted on 11/05/2008 7:22:28 PM PST by baa39 (www.FightFOCA.com - fight before it's too late, innocent lives depend on you)
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To: pankot

He doesn’t have to drop a hammer on us. All he has to do is withdraw his protection. Which I think he has. And we will consume ourselves.


33 posted on 11/05/2008 7:29:44 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: grellis

Wrote an e-mail to my priest, he’s a good one. He was just as disappointed as me. He said he knew an older Friar who used to say “What this catholic church needs is some good old fashioned persecution.”

I think we’re gonna get it. I’m digging in, fortifying my position with prayer and fasting.


34 posted on 11/06/2008 6:27:23 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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To: Cap'n Crunch
He said he knew an older Friar who used to say “What this catholic church needs is some good old fashioned persecution.”

Amen. If FOCA is passed, every Bishop in this country better start formal, public excommunication of any CINO that votes to pass it. The Church can no longer refer to abortion as "intrinsically evil" and turn a blind eye to the men and women safeguarding and promoting the abomination. If they refuse, they should become former Bishops.

I'm as upset with the Church as I am with the GOP.

35 posted on 11/06/2008 6:35:39 AM PST by grellis
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To: grellis

Formal, public excommunications.... Please God!

I’ve been disappointed as well. In fact, a catholic church in my city had a fund raiser for Obama, hosted by Herrod Brown and John Glenn. Posted in the local newspaper!

I wrote a letter to the diocese and called the church. The diocese contacted me and said the Bishop was ‘looking into it’ and contacted the church, but what came of it, I don’t know.


36 posted on 11/06/2008 8:53:15 AM PST by Cap'n Crunch (Rush Limbaugh, the Winston Churchill of our time)
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