Wednesday, March 11, 2009

International Pro-Life Leader Chastises Obama for Latest Anti-Life Nomination

FRONT ROYAL, VA, Mar. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- Father Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, today chastised President Barack Obama for his announced intention to nominate Melanne Verveer to the new position of Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues.

"If working on 'global women's issues' meant that the ambassador-at-large position would only be concerned with international sex trafficking, and with improving the lives, health and opportunities of women in developing countries, then she would find herself working in concert with Catholic and other Christian missionaries around the world," said Fr. Euteneuer. "We would support such a move. But since we know this administration's radical anti-life priorities, we cannot afford to be so naïve as to think this is actually what the new ambassador will be doing.

"This is yet another attempt to forward the 'reproductive health' agenda, which as we know by now is code for abortion, contraception, and the advocacy of promiscuity," said Fr. Euteneuer. "So if an unborn child somehow evades the assaults of NGOs funded by Obama's reversal of the Mexico City Policy, by his and Congress' reinstated and increased funding for the UNFPA, and by the tens of millions of private funds for International Planned Parenthood Federation -- the same child now faces a further threat, an 'ambassador' whose responsibility it is to see to it that she never sees the light of day."

"A real ambassador would report back to President Obama that women in developing countries DO NOT WANT ABORTION! She would report that these women actually love and want their children. She would remind the president of the ugly history of the United States' meddling in the sovereign laws of other countries," said Fr. Euteneuer. "But as is clear by now, this is not a real ambassadorial position. It is yet another redundancy in Obama's program that is designed to eradicate future generations of the beautiful people in developing counties. 'No child left behind' seems to mean something else entirely to this president."

Fr. Euteneuer calls on all who love life to join in praying and fasting to end abortion, and for the conversion of President Obama and all world leaders who have such great sway over the innocent of the world.

Human Life International: Providing effective opposition to the culture of death around the world. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world's largest international pro-life organization and has affiliates in over 80 countries on six continents.