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Black Pro Lifers Find Obama's Faith Based Initiative Thin on Faith, Fat on Abortion

Contact: Day Gardner, National Black Pro-Life Union, 202-834-0844, dgardner@NBPLU.com; Dean Nelson, Network of Politically Active Christians, 770-294-1047

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- When President Obama began his message by declaring "There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being," Black Pro-lifers began to listen more closely, wondering if the President was realizing that babies are indeed innocent human beings. Their hopes were dashed, however when he went on to describe his plan to focus on family planning as a part of that initiative, code words for expanding government funding to abortion groups like Planned Parenthood.

"We hoped President Obama would use his faith based programming to find common ground on issues such as abortion while finding room to tone down some of the positions he took on the campaign trail," said Catherine Davis Director of Minority Outreach, GRTL.

However, at the conclusion of his remarks, most found the President not only failed to dial back his campaign commitments; he did not lay out a strategy to make abortion "rare" as he has stated on numerous occasions.

"The President removed the Mexico City Policy on Jan. 23, to allow U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund radically pro-abortion organizations around the world. It is further proof that he plans to expand and increase death by abortion which means millions more children will die," said Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union.

While Mr. Obama lauded the community of faith for its community organization strength, he also signaled that he would view his policy initiatives through the lenses of separation of church and state, the Jeffersonian doctrine that most have elevated to a constitutionally protected level. "When a person of faith goes to work, he does not check his moral values at the door. The president of the United States of America should not keep moral values out of the oval office. Since he knows that God is displeased with those who intentionally kill the innocent, he should not use taxpayers to pay those whose who kill the innocent. When you view public policy, a moral compass needs to be heeded to take the country in the right direction, lest we lose our way." Said Dr. Johnny Hunter, Fayetteville, NC
"The black community is awakening to the genocidal impact of abortion in the black community" said Dean Nelson, Director, Network of Politically Active Christians, "We are very disappointed in the President's refusal to provide an avenue of redress in his faith based programming."