Maybe it's because the March for Life was just the day before, maybe it's because the immigration issue has been a hotly debated topic, but one of President Obama's remarks in his State of the Union address should at least have pro-life American's scratching their heads. He stated:
I know that debate will be difficult. I know it will take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort. And let's stop expelling talented, responsible young people who could be staffing our research labs or starting a new business, who could be further enriching this nation. (State of the Union, Obama, 2011 -- emphasis added)Surprisingly, he referred to the issue as illegal immigration, a term that most democrats balk at and consider taboo. The president insisted that it would be a mistake to allow this illegal talent pool to leave our country. He insisted that they could be serving vital roles essential to the future of our country.
What about the talent pool lost to abortion; the doctors, the research laboratory workers, the entrepreneurs, the future President of the United States? Before we can even consider bemoaning the hypothetical losses of productive human beings due to deportation, we must seriously consider the reality of abortion and it's continuing legal real and certain loss of productive human beings in our country?
Life is foundational, superseding every other issue. Dealing with the issues pertaining to the dignity and justice due to illegal immigrants -- with their human rights – cannot carry any level of credibility until we first recognize the right to life of all persons from conception to natural death.