On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama began his death march as the most anti-life president in U.S. history.
Today marks Obama’s 100th day in office. This list substantiates Obama’s personnel and policies to that end. He actually started way before Day 1:
Day -75: Names pro-abortion Rahm Emmanuel as chief of staff, who earned a 100 percent approval rating from NARAL while congressman.
Day -59: Appoints executive director of EMILY’s List, Ellen Moran, as White House communications director.
Day -56: Names Melody Barnes, who previously served on the boards of EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, as his director of the Domestic Policy Council.
Day -51: Nominates pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
Day -51: Nominates pro-abortion Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations; Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards commends her in press release.
Day -51: Nominates pro-abortion Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of homeland security, who vetoed her state’s partial birth abortion ban.
Day -41: Nominates pro-abortion and pro-universal health (abortion) care Sen. Tom Daschle as secretary of health and human services.
Day -41: Appoints pro-abortion Jeanne Lambrew as deputy director of newly created Office of Health Care Reform under Daschle, which Planned Parenthood heralded as “exciting” in a statement.
Day -41: White House transition team publishes 55-page list of demands from pro-abortion groups.
Day -31: Nominates embryonic stem cell research and human cloning advocates Harold Varmus and Jonathan Moreno to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Day -16: Chooses pro-abortion Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as Democratic Party chairman.
Day -16: Nominates pro-abortion, pro-porn David Ogden as deputy attorney general.
Day -16: Nominates “pregnancy is slavery” and former ACLU and NARAL counsel Dawn Johnsen as assistant attorney general.
Day -16: Nominates Thomas Perrelli, former pro-euthanasia attorney for Terri Shindler Schiavo’s husband Michael, to head the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.
Day -16: Nominates pro-abortion former Harvard Law School dean Elena Kagan as solicitor general, with the buzz she is on short list as next Supreme Court nominee; she supports taxpayer funding of abortion.
Day 1: At 12:01 p.m. EST, the White House website is instantly and completely transformed from pro-life to pro-abortion. Scrubbed is President Bush’s Sanctity of Human Life proclamation issued the week before in commemoration of Jan. 22, the anniversary Roe v. Wade, and all else heralding preborn life. In its place:
President Obama … has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his administration. … He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in that case.
Day 1: Signals his intention to fund human embryo experimentation by stating in his inaugural address, “We will restore science to its rightful place.”
Day 4: Reverses Mexico City Policy, releasing taxpayer money to international organizations that promote or commit abortions (for which Obama received 35 percent approval in a Gallup Poll, making this his least popular decision to date).
Day 4: Releases statement expressing desire for Congress to restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund, which has previously been found to aid in China’s coercive abortion and sterilization program.
Day 17: After attending National Day of Prayer breakfast, signs executive order redirecting the Office of Faith Based Initiatives to include a “focus on family planning,” according to NPR.
Day 24: Nominates former House co-sponsor of the Freedom of Choice Act, Leon Panetta, as CIA director.
Day 38: Signals commitment to comprehensive sex ed by including it in his 2010 budget.
Day 39: Announces plan to repeal Bush regulations enforcing protection of health care entities and workers not to participate in morally abhorrent practices.
Day 40: After Daschle withdraws as HHS secretary nominee, chooses radically pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has financial ties to late-term abortionist George Tiller.
Day 45: Holds “health care summit” at White House, inviting only pro-abortion groups.
Day 46: Creates new post of ambassador for global women’s issues and appoints Melanne Verveer, abortion activist and former chief of staff to first lady Hillary Clinton; according to the Associated Press, she “pledged … ‘deep commitment’ … [to] slowing the world’s population explosion and empowering women … through … the right to choose if and when to become pregnant.”
Day 49: Signs executive order providing taxpayer funding of human embryo experimentation and overturns Bush executive order funding alternative morally acceptable adult stem cell research.
Day 50: Announces 30-day review period with intent to overturn HHS regulations enforcing conscience protections of health care entities and workers.
Day 51: Signs bill into law restoring UNFPA’s funding – to a record $50 million.
Day 51: Signs bill into law (which he sponsored as senator) restoring cut rate wholesale birth control pill prices to Planned Parenthood.
Day 51: Signs bill into law increasing “family planning” funding by $7 million and cutting abstinence funding by $14 million.
Day 51: Signs bill into law increasing international “family planning” funding by $30 million.
Day 51: Announces establishment of the White House Council on Women and Girls, which the National Organization for Women “cheers” in a statement, appoints former NOW VP Tina Tchen to head.
Day 51: Obama administration promotes unlimited right to abortion at U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meeting and denies negative effects of abortion.
Day 54: Nominates pro-abortion Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Food and Drug Administration commissioner.
Day 54: Nominates Joshua Sharfstein as deputy Food and Drug Administration commissioner, who once wrote pro-life laws “undermine women’s health.”
Day 57: Makes first pro-abortion judicial pick in former ACLU board member David Hamilton as U.S. circuit judge, who previously blocked implementation of an informed consent law before abortion.
Day 78: Nominates pro-abortion Yale Law School dean Harold Hongju Koh as the State Department’s legal adviser, who believes in the international right to abortion and was former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, who authored the Roe v Wade decision.
Day 85: Department of Homeland Security releases document calling pro-life activists potential domestic terrorist threats.
Day 94: FDA refuses to appeal court ruling ordering over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill to 17-year-old girls and boys.
While President Obama appears addicted to campaign mode audience adulation
and maintains an extremely heavy travel schedule, he has left his day-to-day
operations, policy decisions, and speechwriting in the hands of serious abortion
industry and activist players.
Furthermore, by personnel and policy
announcements to date, the Obama administration has signaled its intention to
push his abortion agenda on the world.
This is only the start.