Saturday, January 23, 2016
Obama's clueless statement on Roe v. Wade
It has become a tradition of sorts for presidents to release statements on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wadedecision, which established a constitutional right to abortion and legalized most abortions nationally.
Pro-life presidents lament the ruling and the number of unborn lives lost as a result. Pro-abortion rights presidents typically say something about how the decision allowed women to enjoy their constitutional rights.
And so it was with President Obama's statement on Roe today.
The president said the decision "affirmed a woman's freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health." While that's true for women who choose to abort a pregnancy, that's untrue for unborn baby girls, who make up roughly half the victims of abortion in America.
With about 1.2 million yearly abortions in the U.S., that's 600,000 girls who didn't get the freedom to make their own choices about their bodies and their health. Internationally, unborn girls are more likely than boys to be aborted. In fact, some estimates of the number of girls aborted just because of their sex top 100 million.
Obama concluded his four-sentence statement with: "In America, every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms and opportunities to fulfill our dreams." Again, the president seems to have a blind spot for the millions of unborn babies who have been aborted during his presidency and who will never have such opportunities. Obama's reference to fulfilling dreams is particularly ironic given research showing that unborn babies can dream in the womb.