Michigan Right to Life’s Brian Cusack made the point at a banquet I recently attended that there is a schism between believing what 53 percent of Americans responded to a December 2005 Zogby poll, that “abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter,” and putting it into practice.

Cusack called it “the great disconnect” that people would willingly stand by and even condone what they consider “manslaughter.”

A clear example of the great disconnect came Oct. 9 when the Nobel Peace Prize committee chose Barack Obama as its 2009 recipient.

Obama had only been in office 12 days when nominations closed and had furthermore done “jack and squat” in the nine months following, as a “Saturday Night Live” skit recently put it.

But the committee awarded Obama because he gave the world “hope for a better future,” according its statement.

The disconnect, of course, is Obama is the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history, to the point of advocating postborn baby killing if it would interfere with preborn baby killing.

Actually, from a pro-abortion perspective, Obama has done “jack and pot” since becoming president.

In his very first week, Obama began outsourcing his pro-abortion ideology by overturning the Mexico City Policy, thereby releasing U.S. taxpayer funding to international abortion groups.

Obama then restored $50 million in taxpayer funding to the United Nations Population Fund, which President Bush had stopped since UNFPA aids China with its forced one-child abortion/sterilization policy.

That the Nobel Peace Prize committee would honor this prenatal baby terrorist is insane, but this wasn’t its trip around the bend.

In 2007 the Nobel Peace Prize committee snubbed nominee Irena Sendler to bestow its award to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former Vice President Al Gore.

You may never have heard of Irena Sendler, whose humanitarian carbon footprint has been largely hidden under a bushel.

Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker who during World War II daringly and repeatedly risked her life to save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Unfortunately, since the Nobel Peace Prize may only be awarded to living people, the committee cannot correct itself, since Sendler died seven months after being bypassed, at the age of 98.

According to her obituary in the Los Angeles Times:

Ms. Sendler has been called the female Oskar Schindler, but she saved twice as many lives as the German industrialist. …

In 1940, after the Nazis herded Jews into the ghetto and built a wall separating it from the rest of Warsaw … Ms. Sendler, imagining “the horror of life behind the walls,” obtained fake identification and passed herself off as a sanitary worker, allowed to bring in food, clothes and medicine.

By 1942 … Ms. Sendler joined a Polish underground organization, Zegota, recruited 10 of her closest friends – a group that would eventually grow to 25, all but one of them women – and began rescuing Jewish children.

They smuggled the children out in boxes, suitcases, sacks and coffins, sedating babies to prevent their cries. Some were spirited away through a network of basements and secret passages. …

Most of the children who left with Ms. Sendler’s group were taken into Catholic convents, orphanages and homes and given non-Jewish aliases. In the hope that she could reunite them with their families later, Ms. Sendler recorded their true names on thin rolls of paper. She preserved the precious scraps in jars and buried them in a friend’s garden.

She was captured by the Nazis in 1943 and tortured but refused to tell her captors who her co-conspirators were or where the bottles were buried. …

During one particularly brutal torture session, her captors broke her feet and legs and she passed out. When she awoke, a Gestapo officer told her he had accepted a bribe from her comrades in the resistance to help her escape. With her name on a list of executed prisoners, Ms. Sendler went into hiding but continued her rescue efforts. …

When the war ended, Ms. Sendler unearthed the jars and began trying to return the children to their families. For the vast majority, there was no family left. …

So Irena Sendler, responsible for saving the lives of
thousands of children during the Jewish Holocaust, does not win the Nobel Peace
Prize, and Barack Obama, responsible for the deaths of thousands – perhaps
millions
of children during the Abortion Holocaust, does.

In reality, Barack Obama represents the exact opposite of peace: “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” – Romans 8:6.

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