Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Abortion Despite March for Life in U.S. Capital

March for Life pdWASHINGTON — Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to abortion today despite the throng of thousands that gathered in the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life.

“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,” he wrote in his yearly statement on Wednesday. “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.”

Obama also commented that he sought 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,” he stated.

Obama, along with Vice President Joseph Biden, is scheduled to host a meeting today discussing sexual assault among women, and to announce the formation of the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.

The president made no remarks in regard to the thousands that had gathered in Washington to stand for the sanctity of human life during the annual March for Life. Americans from across the country bussed into the nation’s capital this week to express their support for the unborn on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The event featured both Catholic and Christian speakers, including a number of bipartisan Congressmen, such as Republican House Minority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, Republican Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey and Democratic Representative Dan Lipinski of Illinois. Christian recording artist Matt Maher provided music for the event.

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“Despite the fact that President Obama is using stealth, deception and the coercive power of the state to promote abortion violence—including new massive public funding in Obamacare for insurance plans that include abortion on demand—the pro-life movement is alive and well and making serious, significant and sustained progress,” Smith declared at the rally. “[B]y the grace of God—and because of you, your prayers and hard work—we are winning.”

While some pro-life Christians skipped the event due to its ecumenical nature, an estimated 4,000 to 4,500 attendees flocked to the National Mall for the gathering, including a significant number of youth.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the popular TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting also were present at the march and surrounding events. According to Roll Call, Jim Bob was expected to join former presidential candidate Rick Santorum for a meet-and-greet earlier in the day with Santorum’s group “Patriot Voices.” Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar children, was also in attendance as he serves as executive director of Family Research Council Action in Washington, D.C.

Other pro-life groups in cities across America held local marches this week, including in Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

An estimated 56 million babies have lost their lives since the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade. As previously reported, Planned Parenthood accounted for 327,166 abortions during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, just from its organization alone.


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  • Sir Tainly

    Obama said:
    “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,” he wrote in his yearly statement on Wednesday. “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.”

    While Republican Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey declared at the rally:
    “Despite the fact that President Obama is using stealth, deception and the coercive power of the state to promote abortion violence—including new massive public funding in Obamacare for insurance plans that include abortion on demand—…….”

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    IDK Representative Smith, think what you will about Obama, but his pro-choice stand does not seem either stealthy or deceptive to me.

    • John W

      Find Jesus Brother
      Sorry but I don’t hear nothing regarding the Child’s right to life. Yeah, basically taking a weed wacker to an innocent Child in what is to be the safest place for it…. a mother’s womb, has a really terrible affect on the affordable health care of a child.

      • Sir Tainly

        A worthy exhortation JohnW…to find Jesus. So I’m not sharing this out of spite or anything, it’s what I have found as to abortion.

        The Bible does not have even one statute against abortion even though abortions were practiced in Egypt before Moses’ time.

        There are two statutes in the OT law, one where fines are levied against a man that accidentally causes a miscarriage instead of the standard punishment for murder (death penalty yanno), and another where if a woman happened to be pregnant through adultery that she would receive a miscarriage by the hand of God. Anti-abortion Christians disagree but nobody has successfully disputed either point in my view, however the discussions have gotten long and complicated to be fair.

        I deeply believe that God has placed the ultimate authority to make the decision in the woman’s authority….not our government.

        I feel that the woman’s authority does not diminish in the least until the baby-to-be reaches viability and at that point should be conferred some human rights of it’s own.

        I feel the anti-abortion Christians are emotionally manipulated through theatrical histrionics more than reason and actually are disrespecting a woman’s God given rights to make her own choices.

        And that for all the pro-choice railing against the supposed “profit driven” abortion industry, that I feel that the profit driven Christian ministers are even worse.

        There is more of course…this was off the top of my head.

        • Terri

          Thou shalt not kill… is all that needs to be said by God against abortion. It has a heartbeat it is alive. It is that simple no more no less.

  • Les

    “Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams,” he stated. His words not mine. What a hypocrite!!!! Everyone deserves the same freedom of LIFE liberty and the pursuit of happiness. THIS INCLUDES THE LIVING HUMAN BEINGS LIVING INSIDE THE WOMB OF PREGNANT MOTHERS!!!!!

    LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION!!!

    GOD Bless you all and pray for God’s continued protection of our great nation even though our government continues to turn its back on HIM.