President Obama on the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

President Obama released this statement on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.

I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.

And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.

What breaks my heart is that not only does this statement fail to speak of the tragedy of lives lost (over 1 in 5 pregnancies will end in abortion), but our President has affirmed this stance over and over.

His similar statement in 2009 prompted this video (an excerpt from John Piper’s sermon, “The Baby in my Womb Lept for Joy,” delivered January 25, 2009).

  3 comments for “President Obama on the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

  1. Liz Wine
    24 January 2011 at 11:03 am

    Just a note from a MSW….While abortion breaks my heart, I long for a country that is not only pro-life, but is pro-child. Where we spend more on education and early childhood intervention programs, than we have to spend on jails and defenstive actions. I long for a day when effective social programs are allowed to EMPOWER families (not give them handouts).

    I also know that by banning abortions, there will be women that get it done unsafely in back alleys and back rooms of houses. I pray that we can work to make sure all humans are welcomed and valued into our Father’s creation.

    • 24 January 2011 at 11:18 am

      forgive the ignorance but, what is a MSW?

  2. Liz Wine
    24 January 2011 at 11:23 am

    It is not ignorance–I meant to say social worker but had a typo! Sorry!

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