Presidential Watch: Where Does Obama Stand on Abortion, Marriage, and DOMA?

election 2012by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/09/2012

Maybe you chuckled at the title of this article because you have been paying attention for the last three and a half years. Or maybe you are really curious because you voted for Obama in 2008 thinking his “hope and change” were more than rhetoric and now you are really confused by what the president has “evolved” into. Then again you might be a political junkie that can’t help but read the articles relating to our upcoming election. Whoever you are, I want to make sure that before you vote you are informed and equipped to make a conscientious, intelligent vote.

A big issue that is sure to be brought up during the election cycle is that of life. While Romney makes many staunch pro-lifers nervous over his flip-flopping on the issue in recent years, President Obama leaves nothing to the imagination over where he stands. From calling pregnancy “punishment” that he wanted to make sure his daughters had an escape from, to giving more money and support to Planned Parenthood than any other president. There is no doubt that Obama has earned the title of the most pro-abortion president in American history.

Recently President Obama told a group of supporters that he would “not give any ground” on the issue of abortion on demand for any reason up to the moment of birth. That is the only conclusion anyone can reasonably reach considering his position on the issue to this point. reports:

“Millions of young women have coverage through their parents’ plans. They are beginning to gain access to contraception at no additional cost. I’m not going to give any ground to those who would deny women their own health care choices. Women should have control over decisions that affect your health, your lives, your careers.”

We agree Mr. President. Women should have control over these issues. They should have control over whether or not they want contraception covered in their insurance plan. They should have control over whether or not they want their tax money funding abortion. But you have taken those choices away and demanded that everyone do what you want. Where’s the choice in that? And what about a father’s choice in the decision made?

Maybe the president will score better in the area of marriage. Because, you know, the president has two kids and surely he wants to protect marriage and make sure every child has the chance to grow up with a mother and father, right? Eh, not so much.

The truth is that Obama has done more to harm and undermine marriage than any other president in history. Here’s a partial, and I stress partial, list of attacks on marriage from a recent post at

“…Barack Obama has done more to advance the cause of alternative sexual lifestyles in the United States than any other president…His Department of Justice has decided not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which currently is the law of the land. Obama has declared special days and events to recognize alternative sexual lifestyles. He’s appointed probably more individuals choosing those lifestyles to public office than any other president. He’s allowed homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military. And the list goes on.”

Notably in the above mentioned article is the refusal of the Obama administration to speak on the matter of polygamy. I’ve said countless times that if the government tries to redefine marriage once for homosexuals it will have to redefine it again and again to accommodate other “alternate” lifestyle groups that will inevitably demand their “rights.” We will undoubtedly see the legalization of polygamy, polyamory, pedophilia, transgender marriage…where does it end?

With the Obama’s refusal to defend DOMA there is no guarantee that marriage or any other freedom is safe under this president. He is the most hostile president in history toward religious freedom, the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history, and has waged the greatest assault on the family and marriage than anyone else in the oval office.

Personally, I cannot conceive of any circumstances that would enable me to vote for Obama in November. His record for supporting abortion, opposing marriage, and attacking religious freedom are undeniable (and let’s face it, his economic policies are not too hot either). So for me, as a Christian, he is not an option for president.

We will try to keep you informed as the election cycle progresses so you are prepared and equipped to make an informed vote in November. Have you registered to vote yet?

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About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

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