Presidential Promises

President Barack Obama has kept his promise to put an end to the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. Today he signed an executive order that the prison for terrorist combatants be closed within a year. Naive? Certainly. The men held at Gitmo are not nice fellas and no country in the world wants them. Perhaps we can put them into a job training program. Perhaps that can be established in Berkeley, California.

President Obama also promised Planned Parenthood that his first act as president would be to sign the "Freedom of Choice Act" which will put an end to all restrictions on abortion. It is a truly evil piece of legislation. At this point he has not kept his promise. His first act was to allow for the release of enemy terrorists. We must pray that God changes the heart of our President so that he will come to embrace the preciousness of life within the womb.

Here is a blog post from John Piper that I found quite appropriate:

On January 12, 2009 Samantha Heiges, age 23, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for drowning her newborn in Burnsville, Minnesota. If she had arranged for a doctor to kill the child a few weeks earlier she would be a free woman.

What are the differences between this child before and after birth that would justify it’s protection just after birth but not just before? There are none. This is why Abraham Lincoln’s reasoning about slavery is relevant in ways he could not foresee. He wrote:

You say A. is white, and B. is black. It is color, then; the lighter, having the right to enslave the darker? Take care. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with a fairer skin than your own.

You do not mean color exactly? You mean the whites are intellectually the superiors of the blacks, and, therefore have the right to enslave them? Take care again. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with an intellect superior to your own.

But, say you, it is a question of interest; and, if you can make it your interest; you have the right to enslave another. Very well. And if he can make it his interest, he has the right to enslave you. (“Fragments: On Slavery")

There are no morally relevant differences between white and black or between child-in-the-womb and child-outside-the-womb that would give a right to either to enslave or kill the other.