Whether you love or hate President George Bush, take a moment to read his proclamation of January 15, 2009. And when you read, do so with an open mind, regardless of your past perceptions on the subject. Read every word and take in every thought.
It would seem to me, that while we agonize as a nation over the lives of our brave young men and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, anywhere in the world, we fail to agonize over the 1.3 million infants lost each year in America to abortion. (That figure may be a bit under, for I took it from WikiAnswers which is not exactly the most accurate source of info on the net. But I'm typing this quickly and you can do more research yourself on the numbers if you wish.)
Recent generations of Americans have been brain-washed into the falsity of individualism and into the idea that morality is relevant only to their own situation. To them there is no black and white, no right and wrong, except as they individually assess and evaluate. When they read the portion of the Declaration of Independence that reads, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness", that it is THEY who have the right to happiness. If an abortion will produce "happiness" then abortion becomes acceptable and their arguments for it are multiple in their self-duplicity.
Life is life. Death is death. Nobody has the right to take life without severe provocation such as in self-defense or a just war or a civil penalty for the most abhorrent of crimes. Those instances of taking life don't even begin to compare with slicing and dicing an unborn child to "improve" the quality of life for Self.
There are multiple instances in the Old Testament where God took his protection away from His people for placing their children on the alter of false Gods. Our alter is "Self" and we worship self rather than God. This nation will be judged for its idolatry, for placing self before obedience to God is indeed idolatry.
And Dear Reader, if it is you who have had an abortion, recognize that forgiveness is something God offers to all those who come to Him. 1 John 1:9 Romans 8:1