Obama Reaffirms ‘Deep Commitment’ to Abortion as Thousands March for Life in U.S. Capital

MarchWASHINGTON — Barack Obama reaffirmed his “deep commitment” to abortion on Thursday despite the throng of thousands that gathered in the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life marking the 42nd “anniversary” of the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade.

“Forty-two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, a decision that protects a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health, and reaffirms a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters,” Obama wrote in an official statement.

“I am deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right,” he continued. “The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions best made between women, their families, and their doctors.”

As in years past, Obama also commented that he is “deeply committed to continuing our work to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, promote adoptions, and minimize the need for abortion.” But he stated that he ultimately wanted women to have equality with men.

“Today, as we reflect on this critical moment in our history, may we all rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons,” Obama said.

In the meantime, tens of thousands of Americans took to the National Mall in Washington for the annual March for Life, an event that attracts pro-life citizens from across America. In addition to the traditional march to the Supreme Court, participants gathered to listen to speeches from a number of pro-life figures, including Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). Some carried signs and some chanted slogans such as, “Roe v. Wade has got to go.”

While some pro-life Christians skipped the event due to its ecumenical nature, a small group of abortion advocates were present to counter the march, bearing signs that read “Abortion on demand and without apology.” Several were arrested, being taken away in handcuffs.

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This year, some of the marchers expressed frustration with Congress after it decided to scrap the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have ended abortion after 20 weeks. Some female lawmakers had expressed opposition to the measure, including those who are Republican, mainly due to its requirement that women who seek an abortion following rape report the criminal act.

But while some thought the bill was too strict, others didn’t think it went far enough as it left exceptions.

“When we say that a child can feel pain at 20 weeks and that we should not kill them, tear their arms and legs off, why would we make an exemption for anyone at 20 weeks?” Monica Kelsey, a member of the group Living Exceptions, a coalition of women who were conceived by rape, told U.S. News & World Report. “They’re negating their original argument.”

“[It was] one of the most disappointing moments of my life,” said Sen. Trent Franks (R-Ariz), the main sponsor of the bill, after learning that it would not be moving forward in Congress at this time.

As previously reported, the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade was decided on January 22, 1973, and was handed down by a Republican majority. Out of the seven justices that ruled in favor of Roe, a case that dealt with an admitted false claim of rape, five were Republicans. Judge Harry Blackmun, nominated by Richard Nixon, wrote the majority opinion.

“The Constitution does not define ‘person’ in so many words,” he wrote. “[I]n nearly all these instances [where it is cited], the use of the word is such that it has application only post-natally. None indicates, with any assurance, that it has any possible pre-natal application. … In short, the unborn have never been recognized in the law as persons in the whole sense.”

However, he noted that if it could be proven that unborn babies truly are persons, abortion could come to an end in America.


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  • Fundisi

    Remember, this so-called Christian was a strong supporter of partial-birth abortion, wherein a baby is partially delivered, stabbed in the back of head and cast into the garbage. This man is a leader in the Pro-Death, the Baby Holocaust and euthanasia party. Yes, Obama is deeply committed to slaughtering as many babies as possible.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Even worse, he also voted several times against the Illinois equivalent of the Born Alive Act, the scoundrel! That means he is for the “right” of the doctor to kill babies who survive abortion attempts and clear the womb, just as Kermit Gosnell did. I pray for Obama every single day, because that is what my Lord commands, but I really do not know if he is human.

      • Steve Clark

        He not only voted against it, he voted against similar protections THREE times.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Indeed. And remember when the Adultery President was a “hero” to the Left for saving partial birth abortion? How sick is that?!?

  • what_would_ghengis_do

    “Government should not intrude in our most private and personal family
    matters”, Obama says. Unless the government is trying to indoctrinate
    your kids with values you don’t share, or forcing you to buy health insurance, or compelling you to violate your fundamental religious beliefs, or pursuing some other liberal policy. Then it’s ok for them to intrude.

    • Fundisi

      Well of course, that’s different, everyone not a liberal is bad and they are good and remember, it is in their minds, “all for the children.”

  • Gary

    The ruling elite (the people with money and/or their puppets) are not going to allow abortion to become illegal. They make too much money from it, and it helps with their goal to reduce the population.

  • James Grimes

    Obama is the most depraved president we have ever had.

    • Spoob

      You are a hardcore fundie bigot.

      • Jeff Varney

        All of us here know you are a bigot and will never admit it.

        • Spoob

          All of you here are fundies.

        • James Grimes

          He is, by far, one of the biggest buffoons who has ever stalked this site. He looks to be insulting and argumentative. In the end, he is a fool. Proverbs 26 : 4 tells us all we need to know about him.

          • Spoob

            You are one of the most intolerant and hateful people I’ve ever encountered period, whether on a forum or in person. You are a cesspool of vile, foul hatred, judgment and lies. You are disgusting.

      • afchief

        You are proof the liberalism truly is a mental disorder!

        • James Grimes

          Amen.

          • Spoob

            The shoe fits Grimes. Wear it.

    • James Grimes

      Oh, the insignificant clown (Spoob) is back. Be prepared for insults and arguments

      • Spoob

        All you do is post hate. This person is depraved. That person is the antichrist. Judge judge judge. Hate hate hate.

        • afchief

          You shall know them by their fruit and 0bama not only has bad fruit, he has poisonous fruit.

          • Spoob

            Why, because he doesn’t want to turn the US into a Christian theocracy?

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      And you are a far nicer person than I am for making a most graceful comment when it comes to the Abortion president.

      • James Grimes

        The people will get what they deserve… The sad thing, though, is that there are people who will defend him.

    • afchief

      With his views on partial birth abortion, IMO he is the most evil man ever in the USA.

      • James Grimes

        Absolutely! His depravity stems from his Liberal ideology and there are no limits to the evil he is willing to commit to support that depraved mindset. BTW, does AF in your handle indicate service in the Air Force? If so, thank you for your service. USN here.

  • Frank

    The fake Christian, Obama, who is nothing more than an obviously blatant wolf in sheep’s clothing has for his father the devil as he does the devil’s works. We need to pray for him.. Right now he stands condemned unless he repents. He is so far gone and deceived by the devil that only God, as with all of us, can get through to him. Pray for your enemies. Obama definately fits that description.

  • KMO

    Continuing to empower irresponsible behavior by legalized murder.
    #unbornlivesmatter

  • Reinhold Von Kirschmann

    Christian terrorists. No different than the Taliban or Isis. An extremist is an extremist!

  • Steve Clark

    “While some pro-life Christians skipped the event due to its ecumenical nature…” I suppose by that they mean the presence of Roman Catholics. This is particularly laughable when you consider that, not only were evangelicals late to the game, but it was Protestant acquiescence on artificial birth control that opened the door for the horror show that is Wade. While the Catholic Church has never wavered in its opposition to artificial birth control, Protestantism had no qualms regarding Griswold v. Connecticut, jurisprudence from which Roe partially sprang. How many of the pro-life evangelical women marching in Washington do you suppose use artificial birth control? Isn’t it about time we stop shooting ourselves in the foot with this insane bickering. The World draws it energy from the disunity of Christ’s Church.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Amen! 100% on. I am a “We are all Catholics now” Protestant ever since the Abortion president began attacking the Catholic Church on the Sanctity of Life and Marriage, and especially since they began going after the Sisters of the Poor. It takes unmitigated evil to attack nuns, for Heaven’s sake!

  • Steve Clark

    By the way, that is a Knights of Columbus banner in the background.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Darn right, and I for one, as a Protestant, praise God Almighty for the Knights!

  • Spoob

    How is this a “deep commitment” to abortion?

  • Permabear Hunter

    Haha you folks are a bunch of gullible idiots. Shame on this “news” site for deliberately misrepresenting the president’s quote to get its uneducated reader base all fired up. Reaffirming a commitment to
    “a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters”
    and that
    “The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions best made between women, their families, and their doctors”
    does not equate at all to a “commitment to abortion”. How stupid can you people get? Grow up.

    • Gary

      You are wrong.

      • Permabear Hunter

        Love it. I pull exact quotes, and yet you cannot come up with anything to back up your opinion. This reaffirms the first part of my statement.

      • James Grimes

        Ah, we have a new clown stalking this forum.

        • Permabear Hunter

          I honestly was hoping that the intellectual aptitude would be a bit higher on here. It’s no fun to poke holes in the logic of clueless folks when they can’t respond back with replies that at least demonstrate a shred of intelligence.

    • James Grimes

      Stupid? Have you looked at yourself lately? Have you always been insignificant?

      • Permabear Hunter

        Judging by your other comments, it is almost a certainty that I am better educated, more successful, and innately more intelligent than you’ll ever be. Given this, if you believe that I am stupid, I shudder to hear how lowly your opinions are of yourself, assuming you perceive a proportional relative comparison. I also like how you’re incapable of presenting a proper rebuttal that could have included facts, quotes, or even some sort of logic-based argument. Typical.

        • James Grimes

          Congratulations on your self-righteousness.

          • Permabear Hunter

            Not self-righteousness, but a grasp on reality and an ability to accurately assign estimated weights onto the probabilities of events, based on past events. Now do you have a logical argument, or are you going to continue posting empty zingers?

    • Steve Clark

      This posting is about to get the kind of attention it shouldn’t deserve.

      1. “a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters”. I’m 100% with you on that. Such as home schooling, what we pack in our children’s lunch boxes, how we choose our medical care, how we choose to defend our homes. Stuff like that. Obama has no problem intruding when it supports his agenda.

      2. “The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions
      best made between women, their families, and their doctors” Couldn’t agree more. The Constitution grants the states sole discretion into matters of this type.Yet Roe tramples on the rights of states to protect its citizens from an over-reaching federal government.

      But this nonsense about “a decision between a woman and her doctor” is enitrely irrelevant. A woman and her doctor are not protected if they plan to rob a bank or kill a toddler. So it all boils down to what they are, in fact, deciding to do. And if one believes, as I do, that a fetus is a person entitled to protection under the law, then a criminal conspiracy has no constitutional protection. The ENTIRE argument regarding abortion hinges on that one question and nothing else.

  • Nancy Rice

    Those voices clamoring for “right to murder babies” , let’s call it WHAT IT IS, if what they want would think a second…Their push, when they were in the womb was reality they could have been the one in the steel bucket burned with saline or dismembered! God tame the “beast nature” in this society! In Lev. there is a verse that says, “…in those days women will eat their children.” I do believe it’s a reference to abortion. I am adopted. Could have been me. N.