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What the name sez, Christian, conservative, 2nd amendment supporter. Physician, wife, daughter and loving mother.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Requiem for George Tiller

I came home from church today to the news of the killing of Dr. George Tiller. I am still reeling, tonight, from this news. This violent act is to be stongly condemned. There are absolutely no circumstances under which this act can be condoned. The chasm between the pro-life and pro-abortion camps will never be narrowed by acts such as this. While I do not mourn his death, I also cannot condone his murder.

There are so many lenses through which this act can be viewed, but none shed a good light on it. It is ironic that Dr. Tiller was killed in his church during a time when he was participating in services there. It is ironic that Dr. Tiller died in a violent manner, just as countless fetuses were violently killed in his clinic with no one to stand up for them. It is sad that Dr. Tiller left this life unrepentant for the life he chose to live and the acts he chose to commit. It is reprehensible that his life ended in this way. It matters not that my views are completely opposite to his, taking of his life does nothing to further the cause of either side of this highly charged argument.

It is a sad day when violence is used to further or justify any cause.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Will The Real Barack Obama Please Stand Up?

The President addressed the 2009 graduating class of Notre Dame University amidst a swirl of controversy over the appropriateness of a blatantly pro-abortion President receiving an honorary degree and then addressing the graduating class. Demonstrators arrived on the campus and were summarily arrested for trespassing on the university grounds. Students and parents boycotted their graduation and attended prayer services held on the college grounds. Graduates used their mortar boards to voice support for the President or for the Pro-life cause.

Then the POTUS took the podium, and in his inimitable suave style, delivered a speech that served absolution to American Catholics who turned their backs on the sanctity of life when they voted for candidate Obama. Then he gave a shameless plug for his own book.

But contrast this speech with Candidate Obama who, less than one year ago, glibly and arrogantly proclaimed his support for the Pro-abortion cause in a speech to Planned Parenthood.

This is the same man who "doesn't want his daughters punished with a baby." This is the same man who during the campaign gave his "Just Words" speech in which he plagiarized Deval Patrick, but regardless of whose "words" they were, they underscored the use of words, the power of mere words, and ultimately we know that talk can be cheap.

So which "words" reflect the real position of Barack Obama?? He can talk the talk, but will he/ can he walk the walk? I am reminded of a Department Chairman in years past whose business style was to engage everyone in giving input about subjects, but then he did what he wanted to do. The only thing he gained was cover for him to hide behind when people challenged him on why he did things that no one wanted.

Can you name ONE thing that President Obama has done in the name of reducing abortion in this nation???

Answer: He took some incendiary language regarding abortion off of his website.

So, while we heard flowery prose on Sunday afternoon, actions speak louder than words and Mr. Obama's actions seem to relegate those "words" to just that...."just words".