Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Obama Says Girls Need Abortion Rights for Equality

As pro-life activists marched at the Supreme Court on the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, praying for over 50 million Americans murdered in the womb, President Obama praised the activist court for not "punishing girls with a baby."
“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.”
-- President Barack Obama in White House statement 1/23/12

For background, read Obama Celebrates Roe v. Wade Anniversary and also read Christians Flood D.C. to Oppose Abortion

-- From "Thousands march on Washington to protest 'Roe'" by Bob Smietana, USA TODAY 1/24/12

. . . thousands of protesters . . . marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court in chilly, soggy weather in the annual call for an end to abortion in the USA. The march is held every year since 1974 to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal nationwide.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told the throng gathered Monday afternoon on the muddy National Mall that he's one of 12 children.

Several dozen members of Congress addressed the rally and were cheered by participants, many of whom carried signs reading: "I Vote Pro-Life First" and "Defund Planned Parenthood." Signs endorsing Republican presidential contenders were less evident, although some favored Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.

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From "Obama defends Roe v. Wade on anniversary of Supreme Court ruling" by Jeremy Herb, The Hill 1/22/12

“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 in a statement Sunday.

“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.”

The Republican-led House passed bills in 2011 that would restrict federal subsidies for abortion, and the issue nearly sparked a government shutdown in April after a last minute dust-up. States enacted 67 measures restricting abortion in 2011, according to a report released last week by abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America.

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From "Obama Defends Roe v. Wade As Way for ‘Our Daughters’ to Have Same Chance As Sons to ‘Fulfill Their Dreams’" by Fred Lucas, CNSNews.com 1/23/12

The 1973 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.

As a state lawmaker in Illinois, [Obama] 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.

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.

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From "New York Times Ignores Massive Pro-Life March for Fifth Year in a Row" by Clay Waters, NewsBusters 1/24/12

For the fifth year in a row, there was no story in the Times print edition on the annual March for Life against abortion in Washington, D.C., which every year draws massive crowds in unpromising weather on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion.

Even the two references made about the march at nytimes.com were accidental, done to explain where Sen. Rand Paul was headed when he was stopped at airport security by TSA in Nashville, leading editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal to incoherently argue: “Mr. Paul was on his way to a ‘March for Life’ anti-abortion rally. I can’t wrap my mind around the blatant contradiction here. A breezy airport security experience is essential to our liberty, but a woman’s right to choose isn’t?”

As Times Watch reported last January, the 2011 print edition of the Times did not feature an actual news story of the thousands who marched in frigid weather, just two photos with the caption “Abortion Opponents Rally On the National Mall,” above a three-sentence description that led to a link to photographs online. That was actually a vast improvement; the Times in print absolutely ignored the March for Life in 2010, 2009, and 2008 (a 300-word story marked the 2007 March for Life on January 23 of that year).

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Abortion Unconstitutional via Roe v. Wade: Personhood