What if Mother Mary had Obamacare?

by Chuck Norris

Washington is up to its old political shell game again, this time in an unprecedented way.

While Americans are focused upon the Christmas season and the mainstream media on health care and President Barack Obama’s two trips to Europe (last week to Oslo and this week to Copenhagen), the Democrats in Congress have slipped major proabortion legislation under the radar.

First, last Monday the Senate rejected the health care reform bill amendment introduced by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) that would have banned federal funds from providing for abortion.

Then, on Thursday, the House of Representatives rushed the clandestine approval of an overinflated $1 trillion omnibus bill, which includes 5,224 earmarks — costing about $3.9 billion — and an underhanded provision that would overturn a longstanding budget ban in the District of Columbia (whose budget is overseen by Congress) for federally funding abortions.

Then, after the Democraticcontrolled Senate cleared a procedural vote on Saturday needed to end a Republican filibuster, in yet another near-secret Sunday afternoon session the Senate passed the omnibus bill and the provision for Washington DC. Tragically, the bill also would appropriate $648.5 million for “international family planning” funding (an increase of $103 million over 2009) and would give funding for Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Fund, both of which have pro-abortion agendas.

In short, while President Obama was accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, the Democrats in Congress drove a sword through the womb of the unborn.

Congress’ latestpro-abortion strategy is a radical divergence from — and sheercontradiction of — Obama’s Sept. 9 promise that under Democrats’ healthcare reform plan, “no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”

Butthe big question and bottom line, as Hatch asked, is: “Why shouldpeople of conscience be forced to participate in any aspect ofabortion?” Washington certainly has reached a new low by forcingAmerican citizens who oppose abortion to pay for abortions via theirtaxes in this massively comprehensive way. Is it intentionally tryingto spark the next Boston Tea Party? When our greatest values are thrownunder the omnibus, how do they expect us to respond? (Washington’s wildspending and abandonment of traditional values and our founders’ visionis what prompted me to add a 64-page expansion to the new paperbackversion of my New York Times best-seller Black Belt Patriotism, being released in January through Fidelis Books. See the new Web site at

Obamaand Congress’ pro-abortion steps are being taken despite a recentnationwide survey that revealed that four in five US adults would limitabortion’s legality. One in three would limit abortion to rape, incestor the saving of a mother’s life. One in three also would limitabortion to either the first three or first six months. Only 9 percentsaid abortion should be legal for any reason at any time duringpregnancy.

Now isthe critical time for action. If you haven’t done so, contact yourrepresentative and senators at 202.224.3121 or through and and then the White House at 202.456.2111 or

Tellyour representative and senators to quit fast-tracking these momentousbills without periods for debate and during secret sessions onweekends, when America is least attentive.

Tellyour representative and senators of your extreme disappointment intheir approving the outrageous omnibus spending bill, spendingfrivolously under America’s recession and adding more to our nationaldebt.

Tell yourrepresentative and senators to support the Stupak-Pitts amendment andthe Nelson-Hatch amendment in the House and Senate health care bills,thus preventing the federal funding of abortion via Obamacare.

Callor write the White House and demand that President Obama veto theoutrageous omnibus bill (with pro-abortion provisions and more than5,200 earmarks).

Join the 300,000 people who have signed the Manhattan Declaration to fight for the unborn (

Sharethis column with your pro-life clergyman, family and friends, andencourage them to mobilize the troops on these pieces of legislation.

Getinvolved with a local pro-life organization, like my wife, Gena, whosupports the Dallas Council for Life and the Dallas Pregnancy ResourceCenter.

Lastly, aswe near the eve of another Christmas, I wonder: What would havehappened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if thatyoung, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federalfunds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) toavoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoningbecause of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Imagine all the great soulswho could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind iftheir parents had been as progressive as Washington’s wise men andwomen! Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?

Americadoesn’t need to turn the page on culture wars, such as the one onabortion. It needs to reopen the pages of its history to our founders’elevated views of and rights for all human beings (including those inthe womb), as documented in the Declaration of Independence and ourConstitution. We need to revive and re-instill their value of humanityback into society, our children and our children’s children.

Andmost of all, Washington needs to run our government as Thomas Jeffersonoutlined in an 1809 letter: “The care of human life and happiness, andnot their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of goodgovernment.”

(Don’tmiss my Christmas column next week, titled “Away With the Manger,”about how the feds are whitewashing America’s Judeo-Christian heritagevia a progressive, politically correct and pro-Muslim platform.)

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