If we accept the principle that universal human rights are worth embracing, then all human life must be included within this ideal. That's what "universal" means. Human rights begin when human life begins and ends with life's natural conclusion. Anything else is either ignorance or sophistry and bigotry." -- Mark Davis Pickup
Friday, December 5, 2008
Obama, Planned Parenthood and prejudice
Below you will see a video of Presidential candidate Barack Obama addresses an adoring crowd at a Planned Parenthood convention.
Obama promised that the first thing he would do as President would be to pass the Freedom of Choice Act.
Did he, or the crowd, know about the racist anti-Black views of Planned Parenthood's Founder, Margaret Singer? View the video in the previous blog entry courtesy of the American Life League, entitled: "Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's racist Founder."
It's ironic that it was a previous prejudice that would have stopped President-elect Barack Obama from pursuing the highest office in America and his foundational human rights to "...Liberty and the pursuit of happiness": Yet he will not protect the youngest members of America's human family's "Right to Life" -- also cited in the same towering Declaration
Bigotry comes in many forces: Prejudice against skin color, age, gender, or even those who are unwanted or inconvenient.
I would have thought Obama would have been sensitive to this and vowed during his presidency to protect all vulnerable humanity -- not continue to deny an identifiable group their human rights (the first of which is the Right to Life).