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Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons
CNS News ^ | January 23, 2012 | Fred Lucas

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 woman’s 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 woman’s 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."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2evil4words; abortion; babykiller; bloodonhishands; muderer; proaborts; prolife
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...but not our grand-daughters and grand-sons...
1 posted on 01/23/2012 10:09:26 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons

...to be ABORTED?


2 posted on 01/23/2012 10:11:06 AM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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To: Sopater
Translated "So our daughters can be just as slutty as our sons".
3 posted on 01/23/2012 10:11:49 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Sopater

“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.”

Because it is every boy’s dream to kill a baby while he is still in his mother’s womb.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:14 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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5 posted on 01/23/2012 10:12:30 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sopater

Great. Daughters can be murders and sons can join the “knock’em up and dump’em” crowd. Isn’t this what has gotten the inner city Black neighborhoods into the hell holes they are now.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 10:15:05 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Sopater

FUBO!


7 posted on 01/23/2012 10:15:34 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Sopater

I dare say that after you’ve killed an innocent so you can pursue your selfish ends, everything you do afterwards will never amount to very much.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 10:16:04 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Sopater

This is a vile as it can get. It is right up there with o0dumbo saying he would not want his daughters PUNISHED with a live human being.

He said this for his followers, he doesn’t care what the rest of us think


9 posted on 01/23/2012 10:16:31 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Sopater
Given that world wide daughters are aborted at a far greater rate, this passes the Obama truth test.

It has no truth, so he'll pass it on...

10 posted on 01/23/2012 10:16:46 AM PST by null and void (Day 1098 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Sopater

Not much different than: “I’m killing all of you Conservatives so I have the same chances as Stalin, Mao and Hitler.”


11 posted on 01/23/2012 10:18:03 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Sopater

Obama is going to be known for his eternal fireside chats.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 10:18:02 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Sopater

His daughters have the right and the power to choose between living respectably or in the slutty manner that produces unwanted pregnancies.

Unfortunately, our decadent society ignores that basic moral and physical reality.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 10:18:31 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Sopater

He makes me sick.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 10:19:11 AM PST by Hothouse Flower
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To: Sopater

Obama : “our young people need sex. Our young men can get sex whenever they want, with whomever they want. There are places of business completely devoted to our young men having sex, Man’s Country in Chicago comes to mind... Mmmm. Mmmm, mmmm.... Anyway, our young women do not have the same opportunities. If a young woman wishes to get her groove on, a pregnancy with a tall, dark, and foreign stranger could ruin her life! My own mother had her life ruined this way, with me, so this is very personal to me. Every woman should have the chance to kill someone as unwanted as I am, before I do any damage...”


15 posted on 01/23/2012 10:19:42 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Sopater

16 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:28 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Sopater

This is, of course, a perfect articulation of the equality heresy which is poisoning our civilization.

Our daughters do not have and should not have the “same opportunities as our sons”, since they are daughters and not sons.

Someone who believed this literally would have to believe that the inability of our sons to become pregnant and bear children is a monstrous injustice, which should be rectified by medical research and legislation to burden pregnant females.

Doesn’t anyone learn to think anymore?


17 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:55 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Sopater

Fed money for killing babies. And peple have the audacity to think Bamacare won’t do the same to the elderly? Or anyone else for that matter? We are literally talking about the Fed government paying for murder here and the same administration that wants to kiss the arses of psycho Islamo-Nazis by giving them Consitutional rights. Innocent kids must be murdered but Khalid Sheik Mohammed must be protected under the Constitution.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:56 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Sopater

Nice try 0, but that just won’t wash.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 10:23:23 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Real women don't kill their children.)
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To: Sopater

Based upon what we do know of Barack Hussein Soetero Shamalamadingdong Obama’s parents, he would have been high-risk for abortion.

Makes you wonder if the self-loathing underlying his narcissism has something to do with his pro-abortion stance.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 10:25:01 AM PST by peyton randolph (Mitt has more views on an issue than he has pairs of magic underpants)
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To: Sopater
BHO supports Black Genocide !

21 posted on 01/23/2012 10:25:20 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Sopater


22 posted on 01/23/2012 10:27:49 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Sopater

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


23 posted on 01/23/2012 10:28:19 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: RWGinger
This is as vile as it can get.

I agree.

But I would rearrange the letters of the word "vile."

Simply put, it's evil.

24 posted on 01/23/2012 10:29:07 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Sopater

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.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 10:29:15 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Sopater

-—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.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 10:29:19 AM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: ari-freedom

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


27 posted on 01/23/2012 10:31:31 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Rutles4Ever

lol


28 posted on 01/23/2012 10:32:59 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Sopater

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?)


29 posted on 01/23/2012 10:33:10 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Sopater
Obama said. “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose

"Choose" what, Barry?

Huh?

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.

30 posted on 01/23/2012 10:35:19 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sopater
From an article up at Drudge regarding RAND delay by TSA this morning.

...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.

31 posted on 01/23/2012 10:36:33 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Sopater

The best way for women to avoid abortion is to keep their legs closed.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 10:39:15 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sopater

The tyranny of the extrouterine over the introuterine.

“Die so that me and mine can have more!”


33 posted on 01/23/2012 10:41:05 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sopater

On the bright side, this will ensure no more Obamas.


34 posted on 01/23/2012 10:43:36 AM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Sopater
The same chance to recklessly engage in sex with no consequence or responsibility for the outcome? THAT "same chance"?

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.

35 posted on 01/23/2012 10:43:57 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Sopater

Sons fulfill their dreams by killing their children?

This is one depraved, lost soul.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 10:44:58 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Rutles4Ever
Obama is going to be known for his eternal fireside chats.

Very good! And I suspect his tone of voice may reach a slightly higher pitch.

37 posted on 01/23/2012 10:46:44 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Sopater

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.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 10:53:18 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Jim Noble

—Doesn’t 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.


39 posted on 01/23/2012 10:54:50 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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— It has become obvious that the highest values of the democRat party are sodomy and killing babies.

That’s not even an exaggeration.


40 posted on 01/23/2012 10:59:09 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Sopater

You wanna fulfill your dreams?

Don’t have unprotected sex!

Don’t have sex at all if you are a teenager!


41 posted on 01/23/2012 10:59:28 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: JimSEA

Just watch ‘Maury’.


42 posted on 01/23/2012 11:00:54 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: Sopater

I’ve always found abortion to abhorrent, but somehow I wonder why Stanley didn’t have one ...


43 posted on 01/23/2012 11:16:13 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Exactly. And more likely to be dependent on the government for everything, i.e., Democratic voters.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 11:17:59 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Because abortion was still illegal then. BHO should be celebrating that Roe v. Wade didn’t get handed down in 1960.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 11:20:27 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Sopater
I wonder if the SOB ever thought about what if Stanley Ann had exercised her right to choose (I know it was before Roe v Wade).

To "celebrate" this most evil and hideous SC ruling is nothing short of pure evil.

46 posted on 01/23/2012 11:25:12 AM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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His staunch support of abortion has always made me believe he has a strong self-loathing, that along with the fact that he is a minion of the devil.

I'll help him out - I loathe him too!

47 posted on 01/23/2012 11:37:23 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Sopater

“...continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

Well, taken to its logical conclusion, does this mean Obama wants to also help the biological father of the fetus to force an abortion as child support might keep the sperm donor from buying those hot new Jordan Reeboks? Either way it is termination of an unborn life and should not be done for selfish or immoral reasons.


48 posted on 01/23/2012 11:45:48 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Williams

What 0 is alluding to is the view that males are never burdened by a pregnancy when it comes to pursuing a career or lifestyle. Abortion gives females the same so called freedom.


49 posted on 01/23/2012 11:49:53 AM PST by xp38
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To: Sopater

Our sons don’t have any right (yet) to kill their children.


50 posted on 01/23/2012 11:57:31 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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