Skip to comments.Obama's Culture of Death Justice Department
Posted on 02/04/2009 3:35:24 AM PST by markomalley
President Obama has now achieved a pay grade that requires him to confront weighty decisions regarding the state of this nation's legal order, and the protection of human life. Among those decisions will be whether to use the Department of Justice and our courts to advance a legal order that upholds a Culture of Life. The President appears to be signaling his approach through several nominations to the Department of Justice, and one must wonder whether the Culture of Death is at the threshold.
A number of the high-level nominees for Justice, if we view their records as an indicator, stand prepared to implement a legal agenda that would represent a radical departure from this nation's historic treatment of abortion, euthanasia and gay rights.
President Bush made significant progress on Culture of Life issues by nominating a host of cabinet members and high ranking officials who were committed to protecting this nation's cultural fabric through legal and administrative policy. Those officials aggressively defended the partial birth abortion ban, opposed physician-assisted suicide, and pushed for pro-life riders including the Hyde Amendment, the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, the Hyde-Weldon Amendment, and the Mexico City Policy. The President's appointees also crafted the legal framework for banning embryo-destructive stem cell research and for protecting the conscience rights of medical and health care providers such as Catholic hospitals.
In contrast, President Obama has nominated some individuals clearly committed to a very different agenda to top legal posts that have great impact on policy despite their low public profile.
Dawn Johnsen, nominated by Obama to lead the highly influential Office of Legal Counsel, was previously a lawyer for NARAL and the ACLU. As a NARAL lawyer, Johnsen drew what William Saletan described as a "hard line against legislative compromise on parental involvement" in a minor's decision to abort. Her advice: "Do not, as part of an affirmative legislative strategy, introduce even a liberalized version of a parental consent or notification law."
David Ogden, Obama's would-be Deputy Attorney General, once argued in a brief in the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case that "Abortion rarely causes or exacerbates psychological or emotional problems. When women do experience regret, depression, or guilt, such feelings are mild and diminish rapidly...Those few women who do experience negative psychological responses after abortion appear to be those with preexisting emotional problems." Ogden's view arguably represents a fringe position that has been disproven by mainstream science and is not even maintained by some of the fiercest pro-abortion advocates. Certainly, judging from what President Obama said on the campaign trail about "reducing abortions," he probably even rejects this view.
Thomas Perrelli, Obama's Associate Attorney General nominee, is known mostly for his role in defending Terri Schiavo's husband, wherein he worked alongside prominent euthanasia attorney George Felos and the Florida ACLU to withdraw life-sustaining treatment for Mrs. Schiavo.
President Obama's nominees to our nation's most important legal offices could implement a fundamental shift in domestic policy. Conventional wisdom in Washington suggests members of the U.S. Senate are not in the mood to protest, so confirmation is highly likely. And perhaps this is only fitting--there should, after all, be a high level of deference to a President, who, having been elected by the people, seeks to fill the Executive Branch. But whatever one thinks of the Culture of Life, and the deference that a President ultimately should receive, such a dramatic shift in policy should happen only after serious deliberation, and not as a result of inattention. Members of the Senate should ask probative questions of these nominees and demand serious answers so that the American people can continue to play a part in defining the cultural fabric of our nation.
“one must wonder whether the Culture of Death is at the threshold.”
It’s here but now it’ll be more open.
That is simply not true! Evidence continues to mount about depression and suicide of women who have experienced abortions.
Of course we won't even talk about the murder of the innocent.
0 is being given far too much credit for his deviousness, clever election strategy, and his incompetence as President, so far. He is merely following, to the letter, the script of his bible: that is, Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”. Occasional reversals of his declarations here and there can be expected from time to time. This is on-the-job-training, after all.
This is the people’s choice. It’s what they wanted and exactly what he promised.
“This is the peoples choice. Its what they wanted and exactly what he promised.”
It grieves me to inform you that you are correct. There was a lot of talk about how we don’t know anything about him and he never says anything, he just rattles off catchwords but the information was there and he actually said a lot about what he would do. The problem is that people didn’t pay attention to what he said and the media were totally in the tank for him. If we had either honest media or intelligent voters he would have been a laughingstock.
Yes: He is the direct result of a media campaign.
There wasnt enough money in the world to beat the free publicity they dumped on this guy. Add to that the very real millions he received in campaign funds , and the fact that McCain was a terrible pick, thanks to an early New Hampshire primary and we end up with total incompetency.
ping with tears.
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“Its here but now itll be more open.”
Bet on it....and it won’t stop with abortion. Anyone with as little regard for life as this evil ba$tard is will expand the reach to the elderly, disabled, politically incorrect (read: Conservative), etc.
This is just the first crack of the door.......