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Letter to President Obama

Dear friends of Vital Signs Ministries,                              July 2014

Obama letter.jpgYes, of course, the letter posted on the left is just a form letter signed with an autopen but, after writing several letters to the White House in the years of the Obama presidency, it was the first time I had received any response at all. Thank you, Mr. President.

My reply? Well, I took a copy of President Obama’s letter and sent it back to the White House attached to a follow-up letter of my own. What I wrote in that letter is typed below.


Dear President Obama,

Thank you for responding to my latest letter. However, I must admit that I found your note weak and sadly incongruous. May I point out these ironic elements in your note? For the matter under discussion here, Mr. President, is of the utmost importance to the moral fabric of the Republic.

1) You write that "abortion is a heart-wrenching issue." That’s a bewildering comment coming from the most aggressively pro-abortion person ever to sit in the Oval Office. Why do you say that? Is it because, no matter what slogans or hype or convoluted justifications are used, everyone realizes that abortion kills a human child? Indeed, Mr. President, abortion is not merely a heart-wrenching matter. It is a violent, blasphemous heart-destroying matter. And, though you once infamously claimed that such questions as the humanity of a fetus are above your pay grade, you know this quite certainly. Everyone does.

2) You remind me in your note that you are "committed to protecting a woman's right to choose." That is hardly arguable, is it? Your record on abortion -- not just protecting it, but promoting it, defending it, glorifying it, and financing it -- is the most extreme in political history. Yet, once again, Mr. President, this statement of yours lacks honesty and intellectual value. Like others who glibly strike a pro-choice posture, you neglect to give answer to the underlying question; namely, a woman's right to choose...what? The tearing apart of her child by a suction machine? The barbaric dissection of her baby by keen curettes? The cold-hearted corrosives of saline and other poisons that bring a torturous death to the developing baby?

You are committed to that?  Good grief. Mr. President, please reconsider your position. It is irrational. And, quite plainly, immoral.

3) Your letter goes on to make claims about preventing unintended pregnancies, helping moms and kids, and so on. But really, Mr. President, do you really expect the public to believe that, especially those who are aware of your intense partnership with Planned Parenthood, the nation's mega-abortion corporation whose extremely profitable business grandly promotes (and enables) sexual promiscuity among American youth? No, Mr. President, that's simply not going to fly.

 4) And finally, there’s the reminder of your promise regarding your administration's transparency. Oh, my. That was a particularly brazen part of your note. For it's impossible to forget the seemingly innumerable scandals which, in fact, emphasize just the opposite. On one hand, there's your insistence about transparency. But, on the other hand, there’s NSA, IRS, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, secret White House logs, talking points that deny clear truths, stonewalling, dissembling, distraction, blaming, secret White House logs, lost e-mails, the epidemic of forgetfulness when officials are questioned by Congress or the press, repression of press access, revisionist history, and so much more.

Mr. President, I do indeed thank you for your letter. But I found it quite unsatisfactory as it bears so little connection to reality. Therefore, I will continue to pray for you (as I regularly do), asking God to bless and protect you, to give you wisdom and guidance, but also to awaken your conscience to your part in the appalling destruction of prenatal life that is occurring in our era. 



Denny Hartford
Director, Vital Signs Ministries
Omaha, Nebraska

(Vital Signs friends, I thought you might find this letter of interest. And I hope it will stimulate you to pray more earnestly for President Obama, to keep writing him as well as other government officials and opinion leaders, and to continue shining the truth to those in your various circles of influence.)

As always, we send this LifeSharer letter with profound thanks for your prayers, encouragement, and financial support. God bless you all.  Until next month’s letter – or until you catch us on the blog, Facebook, the street in front of an abortion mill, the senior centers where we do “When Swing Was King,” or any of the places we’re frequently at.