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Academics Vow to Hold Obama Accountable

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A group of conservative academics from around the country have joined forces with Princeton politics professor Robert George to launch a new website that will hold Obama as well as anti-abortion Obama supporters accountable by intelligently presenting the facts about the President’s anti-life policy decisions. “[With this website], everyone who offered an opinion on these issues, the effect of Obama’s policies, the sincerity of his claims, could be held accountable,” George told The Daily Princetonian. Called The Moral Accountability Project, the site features Obama’s complete record on the life issues as well as the promises he made from the campaign trail to enact the Freedom of Choice Act which would overturn every existing abortion restriction in the country, and to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act which protects states against being forced to recognize same-sex marriages contracted in other states. The website will also feature news updates and articles about the President’s decisions on these issues. “With each assault by the Obama administration on laws and policies upholding the sanctity of human life and the dignity of marriage," the site states, "we will ask all Catholics and Evangelicals, including those who supported Obama, to join us in resisting these assaults. That is our mission at” Everyone is invited to the Project, especially those who are against abortion but who “joined with Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and similar organizations” and voted for Obama because of the economy. They need to not only see the consequences of their actions, but to be given an opportunity to “join us now in repelling the attacks that will be launched against life and marriage by this administration.” Joining him in this effort is a long list of distinguished academics, including Francis Beckwith of Baylor University and Gerard V. Bradley of the University of Notre Dame. George is concerned that Obama has already acted in favor of the pro-abortion position, revoking the Mexico City Policy that prohibited all non-governmental organizations receiving government money from promoting or performing abortions internationally. “That’s the first thing he did because he could do it by executive order,” George said. “So now American taxpayers’ money will fall into the coffers of abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood and other organizations that make abortions more widely available abroad.” Should the death toll mount during the coming Administration, “In solidarity with the victims, we will document it as best we can,” the site states, “and we will demand moral accountability.” © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly/Women of Grace.