Skip to comments.Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons
Posted on 01/23/2012 10:09:17 AM PST by Sopater
President Barack Obama says the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is the chance to recognize the fundamental constitutional right to abortion and to continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.
The 1974 U.S. Supreme Court nationalized abortion law, prohibiting states from deciding on the matter. In his written statement, Obama acknowledged that abortion has been a divisive political issue.
Obama, while serving in the Illinois State Legislature and as president of the United States, has taken a hard line on abortion rights.
In his statement on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, Obama said it reflects the broader principles of America.
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a womans health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters, Obama said. I remain committed to protecting a womans right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.
While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue -- no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption, Obama said.
And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.
As a state lawmaker in Illinois, he voted four times against legislation to protect the life of a baby that survived a botched abortion. He voted against such legislation at the state level in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
The 2003 bill was assigned to the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired at the time. It mirrored a law passed by Congress, which said nothing in federal law should be construed to undermine the Roe v. Wade ruling.
As president, Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, which would appropriate federal money toward insurance plans that pay for abortions.
On Friday, the Obama administration finalized regulations that order Americans unless they work directly at a church to purchase government-approved health insurance plans that cover sterilizations and contraceptives, including those that cause abortions.
Planned Parenthood also marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court's abortion ruling by setting up a Web site "to show the world exactly what Roe has meant in the past and still means today."
The "Since Roe" Web site invites women to add their own comments about "how Roe v. Wade has made a difference in your life."
BHO supports Black Genocide !
we should teach our daughters that killing their own offspring will give them the “same chance” as our sons?
Liberal logic....it never makes sense
But I would rearrange the letters of the word "vile."
Simply put, it's evil.
Bingo. This man is a monster. He is so in love with the death of the unborn that he is blind to the damage that abortion does to our daughters and sons. Not everyone’s conscience is so seared that they can kill a baby and just walk away to a great future.
How can anyone celebrate Roe v Wade? Even the most callous human being should mark the day with a sense of mourning.
Thank God He is merciful. There is forgiveness available to those who abort babies and those who advocate the same. However, the champions of abortion are dangling from a very fragile thread over the fires of hell. God will not forbear forever.
-—to recognize the fundamental constitutional right to abortion and to continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.-—
Its too bad that Stanley Ann Dunham didn’t have the opportunities to fulfill her dreams by exercising her constitutional right. The poor young woman had to give birth to her bastard child and moved to Indonesia in shame.
When a man knowingly chooses to kill an unborn child, he is arrested and tried for murder
When a women does it, it is called a constitutional right to privacy
who was that dumbass who voted no on Obamacare until Obam promised him abortions would not be covered?
That shitforbrains should be the FIRST to demand it be overturned
was it Bart Stupak (or something like that?)
"Choose" what, Barry?
Are you afraid of the "A" word?
You're "protecting" a specious "right" to commit abortion. To kill a baby, and do so in any of several particularly grotesque ways.
It has become obvious that the highest values of the democRat party are sodomy and killing babies.
...Paul was scheduled to speak to the March for Life today in Washington D.C., an annual rally by anti-abortion rights activists held on the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling Roe w. Wade. It looks like that won't happen.
The best way for women to avoid abortion is to keep their legs closed.
The tyranny of the extrouterine over the introuterine.
“Die so that me and mine can have more!”
On the bright side, this will ensure no more Obamas.
The 75% of the babies born without fathers named, would become even HIGHER, if we don't let them kill the children in the womb, is what he is defending....why not add a "DNA rider", to determine paternity, and have the fathers held responsible for the COST of raising a child, AND, for the cost of killing his child in the womb?
No father identification=no added handouts for the children from the welfare boards....period.
Sons fulfill their dreams by killing their children?
This is one depraved, lost soul.
Very good! And I suspect his tone of voice may reach a slightly higher pitch.
I wasn’t aware we allow males to either abort or to protect a woman’s pregnancy. I wasn’t aware males are even part of the issue here. But Obama needs to pit people against one another on every issue.
—Doesnt anyone learn to think anymore?—
I sense a rhetorical question.
I laugh when the local school board talks about installing critical thinking skills. I think, “Is that why logic was removed from the HS curriculum?
What a joke.
— It has become obvious that the highest values of the democRat party are sodomy and killing babies.
That’s not even an exaggeration.