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Praise for George W. Bush

Posted by MDViews on January 9, 2009

In our depression over the election of pro-abortion president Barack Obama, it is important not to neglect praise for the one who held the advancement of the abortion culture at bay for the last 8 years–President George W. Bush.

Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist, interviewed the outgoing President for Townhall.com magazine.  LifeNews.com reported on the interview here. President Bush reaffirmed his commitment to life. He acknowledged laws change only when hearts and minds are changed, but felt the cause of life had been advanced during his 8 years in office.

His accomplishments included abortion numbers at historic lows.  He signed bills for the partial-birth abortion ban, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act and the Unborn Victims of  Violence Act. He upheld the Mexico City policy preventing US family planning funds to be used for abortion overseas. He vetoed bills authorizing government funding of embryonic stem cell research. (Embryonic stem cell research is legal and practiced in these United States, but by private or state funds only.) He promoted a cloning ban. He helped see that HHS provides right of conscience rules with teeth to prevent doctors and pharmacists from being bullied into helping the abortion industry. He even tried to help the parents of Terri Schiavo prevent her greedy husband from killing her, but was unsuccessful, tragically.

“I said that I understand good people can disagree on this issue. But as we disagree, let’s keep things in mind: that all life is precious; that a society is strong when it worries about the most vulnerable among us, whether it be those who are elderly, those who are sick, and those who are yet unborn,” Bush said.

As a conservative, I disagreed with much of what he did as President. (I did agree with the war, and still do.) But on this most important issue of life, he deserves my praise and admiration.

God bless you, President Bush. You served your country well.

2 Responses to “Praise for George W. Bush”

  1. MDViews said

    Thanks Abigail. I hope others feel the way you do.

  2. abigail said

    Thanks for that. It’s easy to get caught up in criticizing him. I hope he’s remembered well. And hopefully his pro-life appointees to the Court will have an impact in the years to come.

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