My Response to Obama’s Comments on 36th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Posted: January 23, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in Abortion, Ethics, Politics, Social Issues

“On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose.

While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue, no matter what our views, we are united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion, and support women and families in the choices they make. To accomplish these goals, we must work to find common ground to expand access to affordable contraception, accurate health information, and preventative services.

On this anniversary, we must also recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights and opportunities as our sons: the chance to attain a world-class education; to have fulfilling careers in any industry; to be treated fairly and paid equally for their work; and to have no limits on their dreams. That is what I want for women everywhere.”

Obama uses flattering rhetoric regarding our son’s and daughter’s interests, etc. What he failed to include was that if your son or daughter is in your womb and should have an extra finger, or be an undesired gender, go ahead and kill them in the womb because “government should not intrude on our most private family matters”. According to your logic, Pres. Obama, can I go ahead and kill my children because I don’t want them anymore? I don’t want you intruding on “private family matters” now, which you so highly value, trumping life itself.

Okay, I am being facetious if you haven’t already noticed. I do pray that abortions would be reduced. I do pray that we can offer help to mothers who abort for lack of financial resources. I say amen to those things. I also do hope that Obama will make adoption more accessible and less expensive. I give him credit for those things, but he is still flunking because those things aren’t important…my child’s college education isn’t important….none of those things are important unless we say with a united voice that the reason why those things are important is because you are human being with intrinsic worth, not a worth that is assigned from society from without, nor determined at the whims of mom, but intrinsically valuable. It all begins with the right to life. There is no pursuit of happiness for the pre-born who are painfully punctured in mom’s womb, sucked out, tied up in a bag, and thrown away in the garbage with candy wrappers and dirty tissue.


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