BarackObama.com Behind Opposition to ABQ Late-term Abortion Ban as Archbishop Sheehan Calls For “Day of Prayer”

By Cheryl Sullenger

Albuquerque, NM – Operation Rescue has learned that the pro-abortion Respect ABQ Women Coalition, which is the main opposition to the Albuquerque “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” is actually an affiliate of Pres. Barack Obama’s “Organizing for Action,” which encourages activism for radical leftist causes. The two groups are working together under the banner of “Stand With Women,” which is coordinating a national effort against the municipal ordinance through BarackObama.com. [View screen shot of website]

Operation Rescue received a copy of an e-mail concerning a “Stand with Women” national conference call held on October 24, which originated from Kelli Lamb, Barack Obama.com, who is the Women’s Issues Coordinator for Obama’s Organizing for Action. [View a copy of the e-mail from BarackObama.com]

During this “strategy call,” Jennifer Lawson, the field director for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Albuquerque, solicited funds and volunteers to oppose the late-term abortion ban, according to a pro-life supporter who debriefed Operation Rescue after listening in on the call.

“It appears that Obama is behind an organized effort to ensure the continuation of late-term abortions up until birth, and is attempting through subterfuge to subvert the will of the vast majority of the people of Albuquerque who oppose the heinous practice of aborting babies halfway through pregnancy and up until birth,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “These are the same leftists who are condemning support for the ordinance by national pro-life groups. The deception is appalling.”

As a Senator from Illinois, Obama favored the now outlawed “Partial Birth Abortion” procedure and has been a rabid supporter of unrestricted abortion.

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, which was placed on the ballot through a grassroots Direct Legislative initiative with signatures of 27,000 signatures of Albuquerque voters, is set for a city-wide vote on November 19. If successful, the initiative would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A recent Albuquerque Journal Poll shows 54% of likely Albuquerque voters support the ban.

A similar provision in Texas was ruled to be Constitutional by a Federal Court judge just yesterday.

Meanwhile, Archbishop Michael Sheehan, who has come out in support of the Albuquerque effort to protect babies 20 weeks and older, is promoting Sunday, November 3 as “a day of prayer for the end of abortion and the passing of the Albuquerque Late Term Abortion Ban.”

Archbishop Sheehan will also celebrate a special mass at The Shrine of Saint Bernadette, 11509 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, on November 3 at 5:00 p.m. to highlight the importance of the November 19th vote that will save thousands of innocent lives.

Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, President of Project Defending Life, is calling on this to be a national effort transcending religious affiliation. “In response to Archbishop Sheehan’s leadership and strong voice and the grass roots effort undertaken here in New Mexico, I would hope that the entire country, while focusing on the November 19th referendum here in Albuquerque, would offer up a day of prayer on November 3rd for this important and unique initiative.”

Newman agreed, stating, “We must stand strong against the under-handed tactics of Obama and his operatives, who are making an unprecedented attempt to intervene in a municipal election under the guise of a local activist group. For Obama, it is all about abortion all the time, and he isn’t afraid to through his weight around to ensure that babies continue to die. Please join us on November 3 in praying for the success of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance.”

Read the Project Defending Life Press Release that includes a statement from Archbishop Sheehan.
To learn more, visit LateTermAbortionBan.com.

  • A.R.

    Children are a GIFT from GOD.
    Thou shalt NOT murder.
    What you do unto the LEAST of these, you have done unto ME.

  • A.R.

    Children are a GIFT from GOD.
    Thou shalt NOT murder.
    What you do unto the LEAST of these, you have done unto ME.

  • kevin williams

    I believe Obama could be very useful for an advisor in whatever administration takes over after his term. We should ask his advise as to what HE would do and then do the opposite. It would be a safe bet that it would be for the better of LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
    Thomas Jefferson said; “The care of human LIFE and their happiness and NOT their destruction is the first and ONLY legitimate object of good government.”

  • Joanne

    Be prepared for potential harassment when people go to the polls. After what we saw in Texas during the special session, I would expect outright theatrics outside polling places.

  • kevin williams

    Joanne, Any time I face opposition, persecution or am threatened for the sake of the unborn or for the gospel I just remember the words of John Newton. (Author of Amazing Grace) He penned this in his diary. “He treated me with utmost contempt and indecency! This is the first time I have been publicly insulted for the Gospels sake. LORD, help me to DESERVE IT!” It then runs off of me like water on a ducks back. Jesus said “REJOICE, and be exceedingly glad when men revile you….”

  • A. R.

    …do the opposite…..good advice!

  • Joanne

    Yes, Kevin, I understand what you mean. Given what we saw in Texas, Australia, and elsewhere from abortion supporters, Albuquerque voters should be ready for intimidation and interference for exercising their right to cast a ballot. Election fraud is another possibility. The theatrics in a rotunda or while on a peaceful march are one thing, but we cannot be so naive to think that some group won’t try to highjack this election. I would station pro-life poll watchers who will record and report on irregularities, electioneering, and disturbances.

  • kevin williams

    Joanne, I like your “Battle stations” attitude. You are right. when it comes to protecting the unborn there are priceless goods at stake and we must do as the Apostle Paul said “Therefore I run thus; not with uncertainty. Thus I fight, not as one who beats the air…” 1 Cor 9;26
    God bless you my Precious Sister.