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On Roe v. Wade’s 39th Anniversary, Obama Celebrates the “Constitutional Right” to Abortion

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MICHAEL TENNANT
New American
January 24, 2012

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court voided the abortion laws of all 50 states in an unprecedented and brazen display of disregard for the Constitution it was tasked with interpreting. Thirty-nine years and 54 million dead babies later, as thousands of protestors marched outside in freezing rain for the cause of life, President Barack Obama marked the occasion with a statement — issued from a warm, dry office — celebrating the “fundamental constitutional right” to choose death.

“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” the President wrote, “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.”

This, Townhall.com’s Elisabeth Meinecke observed, is “a shocking display of double speak that even the past three years have not prepared us for.” She reminds readers that Obama’s “signature legislation gave government more control over private family matters than ever before” — an issue on which The New American has reported in great detail. In addition, she says, “the government says families can’t buy raw milk” and “is trying to control what food families can and cannot bring to their children’s school events.” So much for Obama’s commitment to keeping the state out of families’ personal business.

As to Roe’s alleged benefits for women’s health, just last year a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry“confirmed that women who have abortions increase the likelihood of suffering from severe mental health issues” and committing suicide, according to TNA’s Dave Bohon. If Obama were really concerned about women’s health, he would seek to have Roe overturned. Instead, he has appointed two Supreme Court justices, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who are committed to their predecessors’ travesty of justice.

Obama continued: “I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.”

No one can doubt Obama’s commitment to abortion on demand. Besides his Supreme Court appointments, he has engaged in a whole host of actions clearly intended to retain and expand the culture of death, as LifeNews.com has amply documented. What’s more, he was just as ardent a supporter of abortion as a member of the Illinois Senate, voting repeatedly against bills that would have protected infants who survived in utero attempts on their lives for fear that the bills might impinge on abortion rights. Because Obama has gone so far out of his way to promote abortion on demand, it is hard to take seriously a subsequent sentence in his Roe commemoration statement in which he affirms his “determination to … support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.”

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