Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On President Obama's Statement Marking the Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

Today, the White House released the following statement marking the 41st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Here is that statement:
Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.  We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
First, the President seems to have forgotten, or better conveniently left out, that abortion involves three people: the father, the mother, and the child. Abortion has damaged women by no longer requiring men to be responsible for their own seed. Therefore, the decision to abortion, adopt, or raise the child is determined solely by the pregnant mother with or without the approval or support of the child's biological father. Furthermore, common among defenders of abortion, is a refusal to recognize the moral status of the child who possessed a unique genetic and DNA makeup separate from his/her mother and father. In other words, the child is a unique human being and not merely tissue owned by the mother. The above paragraph says much about the mother, but eerily silent about the child.

Secondly, the final sentence of the above paragraph is frankly hypocritical. In a statement celebrating the legacy of Roe vs. Wade and the 55 million aborted children, the President claims his firm belief that everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams. The caveat, of course, is that such freedoms do not include those whose mother determined otherwise prior to their own birth. If I recall correctly, the Constitution of the United States guarantees all American citizens with the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Those rights are given to us by God, not our birth certificate.
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