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).