Monday, May 18, 2009
There Is No 'Common Ground'
RS McCain asks, "President Obama called for 'common ground' on the issue of abortion. . . . So, exactly what 'common ground' can be found with someone who doesn't believe that a 'non-viable' infant born alive after an attempted late term abortion should receive medical care?"
Indeed. ‘Common ground’ can only be reached if the parties involved agree on something. Obviously, the President is trying to reach out, and therefore, I’m willing to give it a shot. I will tell the President what I believe in and if he agrees, then we can find some common ground.
I believe that every child conceived is a gift from God.
I believe that life begins at the moment of conception.
I believe that abortion is murder.
When the President can show me that either his words, or his legislative deeds, he has been supportive of those three statements then we will have the basis for agreement. I don’t see that happening. This is the man who said that he didn’t want his daughters “punished with a baby. This is a man who when asked about the beginning of life answered, “That’s above my pay grade.” This is the man that avoided questions about his stance on abortion by repeatedly voting “present”. He isn’t seeking common ground. He is saying that I need to set aside my beliefs for the sake of his agenda. I won’t.