Moral Solutions: 2016 March for Life; Stop Obama Executive Orders
#WhyWeMarch: March for Life 2016
The march’s social media campaign — #WhyWeMarch — provides a glimpse of how the pro-life movement and the choice for life has made a difference in the lives of thousands of men and women.
Live Action president Lila Rose tweeted a photo of a couple who canceled their abortion appointment to give their son a chance at life:
The Reason This Congressman Walked Out of the State of the Union
Rep. Steve King left President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to pray for the nation’s unborn babies.
King, R-Iowa, said he prayed in the Congressional Prayer Room “for God to raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the soul of America.”
“[Obama] has reserved an empty seat next to the First Lady to commemorate ‘the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice,’” King said in a formal statement, adding:
There will be another empty seat in the gallery during Obama’s last State of the Union address. I have reserved it to commemorate the lives of more than 55 million aborted babies, ‘the chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world.’
The Congressional Prayer Room, near the Capitol Rotunda, has been set aside since 1955 for individual members of the House and Senate who wish to retreat for quiet prayer and reflection.
The pro-life conservative announced his plans earlier in the day before Obama gave his annual address to the Congress.
“President Obama’s first official act, immediately upon his inauguration was to sign an executive order to accelerate abortions worldwide,” King said:
The first tears we have seen him shed in seven years were for the victims of the tragic Sandy Hook School shooting.
As far as we know, Obama has never shed a single tear for even one of the more than 9 million babies aborted under his watch. He is the most pro-abortion president ever.
The White House announced Sunday that a seat would be left vacant for victims of what it calls gun violence.
“I cannot abide sitting in there and being lectured one more time,” King told reporters.
Thus, King exited Obama’s address and retreated to pray, explaining, as The Blaze reported:
So I left my gallery seat empty, and my seat in the House chambers empty in commemoration of those who’ve never had a voice, not those who no longer have a voice, but those unborn babies who have never had a voice—and I’m going to the members’ chapel, where I’m going to spend my time there praying for the unborn, praying for the restoration of the Constitution and that God will raise up a leader whom he will use to restore the soul of America.
Finally, a Strategy to Stop, and Checkmate Obama’s Executive Orders
This is a great plan, but I’m not holding my breath. What Congress says and what they do are not the same. ~C.D.
Many of President Obama’s executive orders—whether the most recent ones calling for more gun control or past ones extending amnesty to millions here illegally—are already being or will one day be challenged in the courts.
This is why it’s encouraging to see reports this week that lawmakers may finally make a real effort to checkmate the president’s proclivity to go around them and create laws on his own. It’s a strategy grassroots activists should demand.
Though Congress has given up much of its power when it comes to using its “power of the purse” to stop executive overreach, there is one power it still holds, and there is absolutely no reason not to use it. Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, popularly known as “Advise and Consent,” requires the Senate to approve all presidential appointments of cabinet officials, ambassadors, and federal judges.