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  • Jared Olar: What's really at stake Nov. 6?

  • President Barack Obama and the abortion industry are good friends, and they both know it. Their friendship is particularly evident this year — so evident that you can put a $3.5 million price tag on it.

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  • President Barack Obama and the abortion industry are good friends, and they both know it. Their friendship is particularly evident this year — so evident that you can put a $3.5 million price tag on it.
    That's how much Planned Parenthood's Action Fund recently spent on anti-Mitt Romney political ads in swing states. As the (officially non-profit) corporation responsible for most of the intentional deaths of unborn babies in the U.S., Planned Parenthood is dedicated to ensuring that nothing and no one slows or stops the flow of dollars it receives. As Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, etc., have lobbied in their own interests and have worked to elect friendly politicians, so too does Big Abortion.
    Probably most people already know, or can readily guess, where Obama and Romney, and where their parties, stand on intentionally killing unborn children.
    The Democrats are formally committed not only to legal abortion, but also to having taxpayers pay for it, having insurance policies (or what passes for insurance policies under "Obamacare") cover it free of charge, forcing individuals and religious institutions to pay for it regardless of the moral dictates of one's conscience and faith, and opening new markets overseas for Big Abortion.
    The Republicans are formally committed to overturning Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton, making abortion illegal (though many GOP politicians, like Romney, would allow for the rape-incest-mother's-life exceptions), and keeping the U.S. government out of Big Abortion's efforts to move into new countries.
    Big Abortion knows who its friends are, and aren't — it knows that few Republican politicians can be counted on for support. Conversely, Big Abortion knows that an extremist pro-abortion politician like Barack Obama — whose few times he even bothered to vote as an Illinois state senator include repeated votes against a law protecting babies who manage to survive attempted abortions — can be counted on to do all in his power to advance the abortion industry's interests.
    Presidents can do very little directly either to advance or to impede the abortion regime, but indirectly they have great sway, not only through executive orders and setting policy for federal agencies under his purview, but, most significantly, through the appointment of Supreme Court justices.
    Both Planned Parenthood and the right-to-life movement are well aware that whoever wins the presidential election this year will get to shape the Supreme Court for the next generation, because at least two justices will retire during the coming presidential term.
    Among those likely to retire is Justice Antonin Scalia, who would surely vote to overturn the unjust, illogical and constitutionally absurd Roe and Doe decisions. Taxpayer-supported Planned Parenthood will spend any amount of money to ensure that Obama gets to pick Scalia's replacement. A President Romney might appoint a justice who would continue the charade that killing children is an unalienable human right, but a Romney appointee would be far more likely to be unfriendly to Big Abortion, whereas an Obama appointee would be all but certain to make sure the killing continues unabated.
    Page 2 of 2 - When you understand what is at stake this November, you can see why pro-abortion partisans have grown so shrill and so aggressive — eroding the late Henry Hyde's wall that prohibited federal funds to be spent on abortion, attempting to force religious institutions to provide "insurance coverage" for contraceptive and abortifacient poisons, mobilizing an assault on Komen when that charity attempted to withdraw from its alliance with Planned Parenthood, and uttering spittle-flecked accusations that opponents of "free" contraception and abortion are waging a "war on women."
    Yes, Big Abortion knows what is at stake, and its leaders are growing more and more worried every year as they see their side slowly dwindling in number and gradually graying, while pro-lifers continue to be fruitful and multiply.
    It's the irony that Ronald Reagan noticed, that everyone who is in favor of the legal killing of unborn children has already been born. Children of those who euphemistically call themselves "pro-choice" have a tendency of never having been born or never having been conceived. Consequently, the U.S. population is slowly becoming more and more pro-life.
    Big Abortion can see the future day when the majority of Americans accept what science has revealed about unborn human beings — the day when most people accept that it is just as crazy to ingest carcinogens to prevent conception or induce abortion as it is to inhale carcinogens. Big Abortion is doing all it can to delay the inevitable.
    The inevitable might arrive a bit sooner, depending on who wins on Nov. 6.
    Jared Olar may be reached at jolar@pekintimes.com. The views expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the newspaper.

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