On the tragic anniversary yesterday President Obama said.
“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.”
Typical platitudes. Talking about private family matters while invading the economic life of the family at every opportunity and taking over the parents role in teaching their children about sex and passing out birth control at every opportunity. Once again with the message we must protect abortion while also having the need to reduce them. Which one is it? Either abortion is morally fine and thus no reason to do anything about it or it is evil and we need to do more than just reduce numbers – these numbers are human lives not some accounting tool.
I really find the daughters and sons opportunity line to be rather sick. Hey why don’t we just remove a girl’s uterus as soon as possible. For the President and others equality means pursuing a career with no time outs for punishments like a pregnancy. Can hardly wait for the utopia where we just clone children and have people take turns raising them just do away with bothersome reproduction. So we can live like the Solarians in Asimov’s novel “The Naked Son.” Only then will we be equal.
Women with good careers is the pinnacle of life in an Obamian world. Motherhood is something to not ever be mentioned in polite society. The presidents statement assumes there is nothing outside of a career for women and that motherhood is exclusive of such goals. No wonder he speaks of not wanting his daughters to be “punished” with a baby since for him a child it a sad detour on the route to career bliss.
Over the last couple of days there have been varying reports of the President getting rid of the Mexico City Policy via executive order. That he did not sign it on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade was seen as a positive sign by some. Some wondered what he was waiting for since it certainly seemed obvious he would sign it. Well we should have known that he was waiting for 5:09 today to do it to put it into the vacuum of the weekend news. Brave, Brave Obama who is going to protect women’s rights had to wait for a more opportune time to bury the story.
Once again we can thank the Obama Catholic supporters who tell us his policies are really pro-life. Tell that to the child that is aborted with funds given to family planning organizations. Maybe Doug Kmiec can get a job overseas doing this.