Joyce Bushey’s Dec. 8 letter wonders how many religious people will vote for Newt Gingrich (because of his personal infidelities), if he is chosen to run against Barack Obama? I can’t speak for others, but that choice is a no-brainer for this Christian.

While in Congress, Gingrich’s pro-life voting record was 96 percent.

Obama boasts of his 100 percent pro-abortion record, even opposing a bill in Illinois that would require medical care for late-term babies who survived abortions.

Although Obama pledged his support for conscience rights (May 17, 2009) and we were assured, over and over again during the debates about health care reform, that conscience rights would be respected, we were had.

He is now forcing (religious repression) Catholic hospitals and health care providers to do sterilizations and provide contraceptive/abortifacients (drugs that induce abortions).

Meanwhile, Obama also is attacking the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), arguing that support for traditional marriage is a form of bigotry.

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, is exposing the Affordable Care Act’s threat to medical privacy and care for the sick and elderly as its regulation mandates all insurance companies to hand over the private medical records of everyone they insure. At the same time, a list of 50 to 100 serious medical conditions will be used to identify “high-cost individuals.”

My opinion: That list will become Obama’s hit list of seriously ill people (mostly elderly) who will be denied medical care, violating Thomas Jefferson: “The only legitimate object of good government is the protection of human life, not its destruction.”

Any one of the Republican presidential candidates is infinitely preferable to Obama, who is destroying human life, religious freedom and conscience rights. None will embrace Obama’s culture of death.

Ron J. Stauble Sr.

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