In the line “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” life comes first

Last weekend on the way to Washington to be sworn in as the 44th president, Barack Obama said something about the need for a new Declaration of Independence. I’ll let you figure out what he meant by that, since I think the original is just fine. Read it hereand see if you don’t agree.

Pro-life supporters are curious about another recent Obama statement – one from his inaugural address on Tuesday. Here is how pro-life activist Arlene Sawicki put it:

“The theme for this year’s Speak Out Illinois Conference 2009 is ‘Rekindle the Fire’ – a call to re-group and strengthen a national pro-life movement which was dealt a profound defeat as a majority of American voters warmly embraced a President who is radically pro-abort and determined to undermine the legal victories so valiantly won to protect the most vulnerable unborn.

We will gather together on January 31st to reflect on President Obama’s inaugural address and wonder if what he is saying with his lips is truly coming from his heart:

‘We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promisethat all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.’

‘We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.’

The Pro-Life Movement expects that the new President, by his own words, will reverse his promised agenda to advance the ‘terror’ of abortion rights, ‘slaughtering’ millions more in the American Holocaust of Death,  and rather work to protect the God-given promises that ‘all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.’ This starts with the protection of every unborn child in America.

President Obama – we pray that are you a man of your word.

Those are Arlene’s words and her own emphasis through bolded text. She is the Publicity Chair for this year’s Speak Out Illinois. Click here for more information about the event.

©2009 John F. Biver