Where does the President stand on abortion? Take a look . . .

President Obama has been asked to give the commencement address at Notre Dame on May 17.   Operation Rescue, an organization devoted to preserving life at all levels, is protesting this on the grounds of the conflict of interest that Notre Dame should have as a Catholic University.

Below is an overview of the liberties the president has taken in helping to promote abortion. 

It is a scandal that one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States would bestow such an honor on Barack Obama, given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict their own faith’s fundamental teachings on life and marriage.

It’s well-known that Barack Obama was recognized as the most liberal senator in the U.S. Senate according to National Journal’s 27th annual vote ratings. But his votes while he served in the Illinois legislature were even worse:

  • In 1997, Obama voted to allow partial birth abortion (SB 230)
  • In 2000, Obama voted to allow state funding of abortion and induced miscarriages (HB 709)
  • In 2002, Obama voted against protecting newborns as a part of the Born Alive Infant Protection Package (SB 1661); he deems it proper to deny all care to a child who is born alive during abortion process


Now, he’s the President of the United States… and it’s only gotten WORSE:

  • November 5, 2008: Obama selects pro-abortion Representative Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff.
  • November 19, 2008: Obama nominates pro-abortion former Senator Tom Daschle as his Health and Human Services Secretary.
  • November 20, 2008: Obama adds former National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) legal director Dawn Johnsen to his Department of Justice Review Team and later appoints her Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel.
  • November 24, 2008: Obama appoints Ellen Moran, former director of the pro-abortion group Emily’s List, as his White House communications director.
  • November 24, 2008: Obama puts former Emily’s List board member Melody Barnes in place as his director of the Domestic Policy Council.
  • November 30, 2008: Obama names pro-abortion Senator Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.
  • December 10, 2008: Obama selects pro-abortion former Clinton administration official Jeanne Lambrew as deputy director of the White House Office of Health Reform.
  • December 10, 2008: Obama transition team publishes memo from dozens of pro-abortion groups listing the actions they want him to take.
  • January 5, 2009: Obama picks pro-abortion Virginia Governor Tim Kaine as the Democratic National Committee chairman.
  • January 6, 2009: Obama chooses Thomas Perrelli, the lawyer who represented Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael, as the third highest attorney in the Justice Department.
  • January 22, 2009: Obama releases statement reiterating support for Roe v. Wade, the decision that has allowed 50 million abortions since 1973.
  • January 23, 2009: Obama overturns the Mexico City Policy, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions abroad.
  • January 26, 2009: Obama nominee for Deputy Secretary of State, James B. Steinberg, advocates taxpayer funding of abortion.
  • January 29, 2009: Obama nominates pro-abortion David Ogden as Deputy Attorney General.
  • February 12, 2009: Obama nominates pro-abortion Elena Kagan to serve as Solicitor General.
  • February 27, 2009: Obama starts the process of overturning pro-life conscience protections put in place by President Bush.
  • February 28, 2009: Obama nominates pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  • March 5, 2009: The Obama Administration shuts out pro-life groups from attending a White House sponsored health care summit.
  • March 9, 2009: Obama signs an executive order allowing taxpayer money to fund embryonic stem cell research.
  • March 10, 2009: Obama creates a new foreign policy position for women’s issues filled by abortion advocate Melanne Verveer.
  • March 10, 2009: Obama reverses an executive order calling for research into obtaining embryonic stem cells without harming human life.
  • March 11, 2009: Obama creates a new agency known as the White House Council on Women and Girls, led by abortion advocate Tina Tchen.
  • March 11, 2009: Obama administration officials at the United Nations deny the negative effects of abortion and advocate an unlimited right to abortion.
  • March 17, 2009: Obama names pro-abortion federal judge David Hamilton to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • March 20, 2009: The White House announces that President Obama will give the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.
  • March 26, 2009: Obama announces $50 million for the UN Population Fund, which is closely tied to the Chinese forced abortions program.
  • April 15, 2009: Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security labels pro-lifers potential terrorists.
  • April 22, 2009: Obama administration’s Food and Drug Administration changes policy to allow 17-year-old girls to obtain Plan B contraceptive pills without a prescription.


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