Thursday, March 5, 2009

No, conscience cannot be your guide

The White House quietly announced on Friday, February 27, that President Barack Obama is starting the process of overturning protections President George W. Bush put in place to make sure medical staff and centers are not forced to do abortions. This again reveals President Obama's strong pro-abortion positions.

It is easy to send a short email message to the White House expressing your disagreement with President Obama's position. Go to In addition, letters to the editor of Michigan newspapers are a great way to inform the public, many wrongly believe this president is actually prolife.

Right to Life of Michigan supports the right of health care professionals and organizations who have conscientious objections to reject participation in or cooperation with the delivery and marketing of abortion. Every person should be allowed to use their conscience as a guide. Curiously, President Obama has said repeatedly he hopes those on both sides of the issue will work to reduce the number of abortions by preventing unwanted pregnancies and by offering support to women who do get pregnant and want to continue their pregnancies. Forcing medical professionals to be entangled in the business of abortion does not work toward that end.

The Office of Management and Budget announced it will be reviewing a proposal to rescind the conscience regulation. After the conscience regulation is reviewed it will be published in the Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period.