Addressing a packed congregation at one of the city’s largest black churches, Senator Barack Obama on Sunday invoked his own absent father to deliver a sharp message to African-American men, saying, “We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception.”
What you mean somebody becomes a father at conception? Can you be a father of a tissue mass or a product of conception from his point of view? He does seem to be rather inconsistent since if the responsibility of a father starts at conception then everything he has said in the past or the way he voted is totally at odds with this. I was pretty sure his view was if you were a man that you basically had nine months to keep from becoming a father by recommending and pushing abortion. Under current laws a father has responsibilities only if the woman decides to have the child and has no say otherwise. In his speech to Planned Parenthood “The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” So his priority is to eliminate every state law that puts limits on abortion such as parental notification. Under his plan there will continue to be plenty of fathers who will not get a Father’s Day card since their child will be aborted.