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From Diane Strippel

By Staff | Oct 15, 2008

Wow! The secret is out-a female politician can be intelligent, articulate, effective, and Pro-Life. Go Sarah Palin!

On a more serious note, this election could mean life or death to many thousands. The next president will likely nominate at least one Supreme Court Justice, which will affect generations in decades to come. It is clear that Obama is totally pro-abortion. Just look at his own words and his record. He voted three times to let babies who survive abortion to be left without any care to die, he opposes requiring that parents be notified before abortions are performed on their minor daughters, and he supports taxpayer funding for elective abortions. When asked when a baby has human rights, Obama said, “Answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.” He also stated in the Faith Forum that Rick Warren held, that in the last eight years under President Bush, the abortions number has not gone down. False. Abortion is down eight percent since Bush took office.

That translates into thousands of lives. By the way, did you know that more Americans die from abortion each year than from all the wars combined? Yes, that includes from the Revolutionary War to Iraq now. Obama is a co-sponsor of the Freedom of Choice Act. Sounds like a good thing, doesn’t it, but it would mean no more parental notice, no more ban on partial-birth abortion, no more women’s right to know laws. Speaking about his own daughters, Obama said, “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

On the other hand, McCain has a 100 percent pro-life record on abortion. When asked the same question about when babies have human rights, he immediately answered “at the moment of conception.” John McCain spoke of his wife, Cindy, “who brought our daughter Bridget home from Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Bangladesh, and blessed our family with the gift of this blessed child of God.”

Politicians make mistakes, as we have all seen, but keep in mind that economies adjust and laws change, but once a life is snuffed out, that unique person can never be replaced, and the woman who has often been pressured into making that choice, may live with the guilt all her life. Vote pro-life and help by sending your contribution to West Virginians for Life PAC.


Diane Strippel

New Martinsville