Obama: Hope?

There is quite a buzz in our country around democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama. Sen. Obama is a great public speaker and may indeed get to the White House on personality and his impressive oratory skills. Sen. Obama talks much of "hope" and even wrote a book entitled, The Audacity of Hope. However his dream of hope for our country seems to exclude the unborn, even if they happen to survive an abortion procedure.

Jill Stanek chronicles Sen. Obama's voting history in regards to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act here.

Jeremy Pierce gives wise comment and critique of Sen. Obama's arguments for voting against such act and supporting abortion here.

Sen. Rick Santorum gives an op/ed piece in regards to Sen. Obama's position on abortion here.

Sherif Girgis, a Rhodes scholar, writes a great open letter to Sen. Obama here.

Here is a powerful excerpt from that letter:

Can we provide every member of the human family equal protection under the law? Your record as a legislator gives a resounding answer: No, we can’t. That is the answer the Confederacy gave the Union, the answer segregationists gave young children, the answer a complacent bus driver once gave a defiant Rosa Parks. But a different answer brought your father from Kenya so many years ago; a different answer brought my family from Egypt some years later. Now is your chance, Senator Obama, to make good on the spontaneous slogan of our campaign, to adopt the more American and more humane answer to the question of whether we can secure liberty and justice for all: Yes, we can.

With "hope" like this, who needs "despair?"

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