President Barack Obama named the 2009 recipients of the coveted Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can bestow on citizens, and he is giving it to abortion advocates. 16 medals were given, according to the president, based on their contributions to “world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors" and "were chosen for their work as agents of change" and because they "have changed the world for the better."
Some of the recipients include:
Sen. Ted Kennedy, who has led the cause for abortion and has voted for the culture of death for decades
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who wanted unlimited abortions and authored the bill to undo the state’s right to ban partial-birth abortion
Nancy Goodman Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, this group is known for supporting breast cancer research, but gives thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood and Komen defies research that reveals abortion leads to breast cancer.
Billie Jean King, tennis player in the 1960s and 1970s; King joined Emily's List in March of 2007 a pro-abortion group and then worked under the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Reverend Joseph Loery, who joined other African-American minister to inform the world that " abortion is irrelevant to the Afro-American community" ignoring the fact that the African-American group are targeted more than any other ethnic group in the country.
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Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Ireland has bans on abortion, but Robinson supports abortion as a human right.
Only one pro-life advocate made the list of medal winners; former congressman and NFL football player Jack Kemp who has been leader for the pro-life cause.
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Catholic Femina Speaks: The President is reserved the right to honor the citizens of America, and Obama has sucessfully taken the honor out of the Medal of Freedom.