Friday, July 17, 2009

President Obama Wrote Me Again, and I Wrote Him Back

President Obama wrote me again, this time asking me to support his Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor. I responded:

Thank you for your update on the progress of your Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. I believe she is a quality candidate, and I really admire you for reaching beyond conventional candidates, choosing to add diversity and expanded opportunity to others. However, I am troubled with your choices primarily because of your intractable support of abortion on demand. I suspect that this ideology is also mirrored in your appointments and nominees.

[Note: Sotomayor served on a board of a civil rights group, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) that supported essentially no restrictions on abortion. See]

Mr. President, as a self-described African-American man, are you bothered about the number of black babies being snuffed out of the womb (see -- and not just black children, but those of your own nominee's ethnicity (i.e. Hispanic/Latino babies), all in the name of a woman's right to choose death to her unborn child. Fifty million babies have been aborted in our country -- 50 MILLION. This is an ugly blotch on the character of our nation.

Even worse is how you and your Administration espouse abortions being less regulated so that even late-term and partial-birth abortion are acceptable "procedures," parental notification is not important, and all American taxpayers (thanks to you) are being forced to provide this service for overseas agencies, with some clamoring for the same "benefit" to be a part of your health reform initiatives.

My prayers are that you and your wife will have a change of heart about abortion on demand. Perhaps future judicial appointments will reflect real empathy from the Obama Administration -- empathy for the unborn. Maybe Barack and Michelle Obama will be stirred to fulfill their commitment in truth: to help the weak and defend the defenseless (who is more defenseless than a baby in the womb?) and cease your participation in the silent genocide of the most helpless of God's creatures -- those awaiting birth.

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