Saturday, January 22, 2011

Obama Celebrates Roe v. Wade Anniversary

In a statement today, President Obama said that he will ensure that abortion remains legal and readily accessible, as ". . . our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams."

-- From "Obama marks anniversary of abortion rights case" by The Associated Press 1/22/11

President Barack Obama is marking the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on abortion by calling the procedure a constitutional right he's committed to protecting.

Obama said the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion affirmed what he called a "fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters."

Anti-abortion activists will participate in an annual "March for Life" in Washington on Monday.

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From "Obama recalls Roe v. Wade, backs abortion rights" by David Jackson, USA TODAY 1/22/11

President Obama echoed his support for abortion rights today, the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's pro-choice decision in Roe v. Wade.

The president made his statement as thousands of abortion opponents planned annual March for Life rallies, with many hoping that the new Republican-run House will enact new restrictions on the practice.

"We are seeing a cultural shift toward protecting life and rolling back the tide of unrestricted abortions," said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.

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From "Obama Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade" by Ashley Southall, New York Times 1/22/11

Saturday’s anniversary of Roe comes as conservative lawmakers, bolstered by the results of the midterm elections and looking for a Republican takeover of the White House and Senate 2012, are introducing legislation that would restrict or ban abortion procedures.

State lawmakers are pushing bills
that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks after conception, require women considering abortions to view a live ultrasound of the fetus, or curb insurance coverage, among other proposals.

In Congress, Republicans have included a ban on using federal funds for abortions in their efforts to dismantle Democrats’ health care overhaul.

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President Bush Declares Sanctity of Life, President Obama Doesn't