President Obama delivered an address today at the University of Notre Dame while receiving an honorary law degree. Of course, this drew harsh criticism from many Catholics who were disgusted that the university would invite and allow a blatantly pro-abortion politician to be honored in a such a way. However, the majority of students and families seemed to applaud his appearance.
Some of the meat of Obama’s remarks about the abortion issue:
For some who compare the murdering of babies to the injustice of slavery, President Obama’s words aren’t going to mean much. I found it rather ironic to hear President Obama speak about the “civil rights of all God’s children” when he personally doesn’t believe that all of God’s children have a right to even live outside of the womb.
Furthermore, Barack Obama was one of the only Illinois state Senators who argued against a law which would force hospitals to provide care to babies who were accidentally born-alive during a failed abortion. Essentially this amounts to infanticide making President Obama the most absolute pro-abortion president in history. He has voted four times in favor of infanticide which is on the record in Illinois.
If you believe human rights should be extended to all, including life at the moment of conception, then there is no compromising on this issue and President Obama is wasting his breath. It’s amazing to me how some people who champion civil rights are so eager to deny babies the basic right to life.
More from Fox News:
President Obama is “in the minority” with his abortion views, the leader of a group protesting the president’s Notre Dame commencement address said Sunday.
Rev. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, told “FOX News Sunday” that the reason students and Catholic leaders are protesting Notre Dame’s decision to award an honorary degree to Obama is because they believe it’s the latest indication that the country is “trivializing abortion.”
Pavone was reacting to a new Gallup poll that shows more Americans calling themselves “pro-life” than “pro-choice,” by 51-to-42 percent, for the first time since Gallup began asking the question in 1995. A recent FOX News poll also showed more people describing themselves as pro-life for the first time since 2004.
“The nation is becoming more and more pro-life and they’re realizing that … abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy is just not where the American people are today, it’s not where they’ve ever been,” Pavone said. “The president’s position on this is in the minority.”
Thank God the country is moving toward a more pro-life mindset. This will hopefully lead to a basic right to life being extended to all children from the moment of conception.
Around 50 students and their families held an alternative commencement at the Notre Dame Grotto.