3/16/09

"Mr. President, we need more than lip service"

From David P. Gushee in USA Today:

Mr. President, we need more than lip service

an excerpt:

I knew from the beginning that if Obama took typical Democratic positions on abortion-related issues, this centrist evangelical friendliness toward him and his administration would be tested. I knew that during the campaign he had hewed closely to the standard Democratic pro-choice line. But his party's platform also promised a commitment to abortion-reduction efforts, and he has echoed that language. Some of us continue to dream that he will roll out a major abortion-reduction initiative.

Such an initiative has not been offered. But what has occurred are a series of disappointingly typical Democratic abortion-related moves.


Mr. Cushee then goes on to list those disappointingly typical Democratic moves. But you'll have to click on the link above to see that.