Archives

Obama Crusades for Abortion

“Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.” – Psalm 71:6

Obama’s new battlefield? President defends abortion as a right… as lawmakers get set to roll those rights back

By Daily Mail Reporter

President Barack Obama has labelled abortion a ‘right’, setting the grounds for a new battle with lawmakers determined to roll those rights back.

The President marked the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on abortion by calling the procedure a constitutional right he’s committed to protecting.

But he spoke against a rising tide of anti-abortion activists who sense the time is right for a new push to rein in the broad access to abortions established by the 1973 Roe v Wade decision.

Buoyed by huge election gains for their allies, anti-abortion activists in America head into their annual March for Life rallies on Monday sensing a prime opportunity in many states.

Foes of abortion gained strength in Congress, among state governors and in many state legislatures, raising hopes among social conservatives for a broad surge of anti-abortion bills.

Mr Obama’s comments today squared him off against them.

He called on Americans to recommit themselves to ensuring that ‘our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams’.

The President said the 1973 Roe v Wade decision that legalised abortion affirmed what he called a ‘fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters’.

Many others disagree.

‘We are seeing a cultural shift toward protecting life and rolling back the tide of unrestricted abortions,’ said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.

Article

You must be logged in to post a comment.