Friday, January 18, 2008

The President & Abortion...

What can the President of the United States do to protect the preborn?

Penna Dexter has written an excellent article for Baptist Press on this subject. You can read the entire article here.

Let me share a few quotes outlining just what exactly the President can do about abortion...

  • The presidency provides a bully pulpit to talk about the sanctity of human life.

  • Many pro-lifers believe the best way to end abortion would be to see that the constitution specifically addresses abortion beyond what it already says about the protection of life. A president could advance that cause by endorsing and promoting a human life amendment to the Constitution

  • A pro-life president can make pro-life appointments. The attorney general and the Department of Justice have considerable sway over how laws advancing abortion or limiting it are enforced. And, perhaps most of all, the federal and Supreme Court judges a president nominates have a lasting impact on abortion policy and other pro-life issues in America, hopefully even overturning Roe v. Wade and its companion decision, Doe v. Bolton.

  • A pro-life president can orchestrate a pro-life foreign policy. The president can instruct the U.S. delegation to the United Nations not to force pro-abortion polices on foreign countries, but instead to encourage and support pro-life activities. And the president can prevent foreign aid from being used to support abortion.

  • The president can issue executive orders that protect life.

  • The president can sign pro-life legislation passed by Congress.

  • The president can veto pro-abortion legislation.

Let me encourage you to take a close look at the positions and voting records of each of our presidential candidates. Don't just listen to what they say--look to see what they have done.

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