Obama DOES NOT want Abortion to be rare
As I write, staff at the White House has yet to post President Obama’s message on the 38th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling but it has been issued to the media and I am sure several groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL.
Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.
I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.
And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.
In 2009, President Obama said: “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.”
In 2010, President Obama said: “Today we recognize the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which affirms every woman’s fundamental constitutional right to choose whether to have an abortion, as well as each American’s right to privacy from government intrusion. I have, and continue to, support these constitutional rights.”
There are problems with each of these statements but especially the 2010 remarks. President Obama is a lawyer and knows abortion was not in the U.S. Constitution. He and his pro-abortion, progressive supporters want words added or subtracted to meet their agenda. They do not have the will of the people behind them, never really have on this issue, and instead further their agenda in the courts.
While campaigning, then Senator Obama said “Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.” This was not an original thought on his part but he was merely repeating President Clinton’s approach to answering the question about his thoughts on abortion.
Some were fooled by this statement and the work of Obama surrogates that created some doubt about where candidate Obama stood on the issue. But if you read the line closely you will notice not one of those words says abortion should not exist in President Obama’s version of America.
Subsequently, his actions have spoken just as loudly as his words above.
Steven Ertelt of Lifenews.com keeps a compilation of President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation. Sadly the list keeps growing.
President Obama’s statement, issued today as pro-life patriots from around the country travel to our nation’s capital for Monday’s March for Life, should serve as a reminder to all that clever rhetoric should only work once.
Pro-life Americans should pay close to attention to what is said and done by elected officials and who is truly supporting the unborn, the most vulnerable of society.
By Matt Smith, Vice President of Catholic Advocate