Barack Obama, Champion of the Unborn
I’m assuming he means that in a very loose, interpretive way, meaning, for instance, that if a baby is born as a result of a botched abortion, it’s okay to stick the baby in a soiled linen closet and let it die, and even though it would have been preferable for the baby to have died during the abortion, he’s not, strictly speaking, for either of those things.
He may also have just figured Cardinal George for a chump.
The president of the national conference of Catholic bishops recently elaborated further on the meeting he had in March with President Barack Obama. Cardinal George told a recent gathering of Catholic priests that Obama says he is not pro-abortion and will eventually work to reduce abortions.
For most pro-life advocates, Obama’s extensive pro-abortion record of executive orders and key political appointments proves otherwise.
According to a Catholic News Service report, Cardinal Francis George discussed the conversation he had with Obama at a March 18 meeting at the White House.
“I think on the life issue he’s on the wrong side of history,” the cardinal said, but he added that Obama wants to make pro-life advocates appear as if he is on their side.
“It’s hard to disagree with him because he’ll always tell you he agrees with you,” he said, according to CNS. “Maybe that’s political. I think he sincerely wants to agree with you. You have to say, again and again, ‘No, Mr. President, we don’t agree (on abortion).’”
It’s a very creepy feeling you get when someone tells you a bold faced lie, a ridiculous lie, an unbelievable lie right to your face, isn’t it? One that you both know isn’t true, and you don’t want to embarrass the person by telling him you know he’s lying, so you just nod your head as your face turns red. Poor Cardinal George for having to put up with that, and kudos to him for calling Obama out on his lies, “Um… no, Mr President…we don’t agree on this, mmmkay?”
The Catholic News Service indicates Cardinal George said he told Obama he is concerned with the president’s decision to overturn the Mexico City Policy and opening the door to funding groups that promote and perform abortions in other nations.
“He said we weren’t exporting abortion,” the cardinal recounted. “I said, ‘Yes we are.’ He would say, ‘I know I have to do certain things here. … But be patient and you’ll see the pattern will change.’ I said, ‘Mr. President, you’ve given us nothing but the wrong signals on this issue.’ So, we’ll see, but I’m not as hopeful now as I was when he was first elected.”
“I think he has his political debts to pay, and so he’s paying them,” Cardinal George said of the impression he was left with after the Obama meeting.
Ultimately, the Catholic pro-life leader cast a pessimistic view of the situation under Obama and the long-term outlook.
And anyone who is surprised by it, didn’t do due diligence during the election season.
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers