The 39th anniversary of the most controversial Supreme Court ruling of our time has resulted in a celebratory statement from the pro-abortion President. As Steven Ertelt reminds us, he’s essentially releasing a statement that celebrates the abortion of 54 million babies.
The statement reads (emphasis mine):
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. 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. 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.
That first section is loaded – “that government should not intrude on private family matters.” I’m not sure the child would consider government intervention on his or her behalf, an intrusion. But then, they can’t exactly speak up for their own defense.
Why does the murder of a defenseless child not equate to the murder of any other form of life in the mind of pro-choice fanatics? Should this not be one area in which government does act? It is after all, terminating a living being. If a wife decides that she no longer wants to be with her husband out of convenience, and she terminates his existence, would the government step in? If abortion is referred to as ‘reproductive freedom’, would the murder of a spouse then be deemed ‘matrimonial freedom’?
And since when is Big Government Obama concerned with intrusion into private family matters anyway? Forcing the purchase of health care was after all, the climax of his Presidency.
Oh that’s right, this is different. This is a circumstance in which our daughters are being ‘punished with a baby‘. Too bad, with thinking like that, one has to feel bad for the baby who is punished with that mother.
Ertelt explains why the President’s statement is odd considering the topic:
For most Americans, the day the Supreme Court handed down its decision was a day to mourn — a day to mourn the loss of tens of millions of unborn children — sons and daughters, brothers and sisters lost to a world that values choice over compassion. It was a day to mourn the damage abortion does to women — the medical problems, the mental health issues, the damaging of relationships with friends and family, and the destruction of relationships with God.