Obama Culture of Death Update™: Abortion Necessary to "Ensure Our Daughters Have the Same Rights and Opportunities As Our Sons"
To mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama issued the following statement:
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 [ED.: Except, of course, when the government wants to hand out condoms in schools and teach promiscuity via sex education that doesn't focus on abstinence, thereby intruding on "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 [ED.: The "need" for abortion? Oh, he explains what he means by that a couple of lines later.], 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 [ED.: That "common ground" is going to be a little hard to find, at least if you want to include Catholics who take their faith seriously. And, again, something tells me that "expanding access to affordable contraception" envisions providing it to our kids - likely without parental knowledge or involvement - at school.], 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.(emphasis and editorial commentary added)
Yes, you see, our daughters can never hope to attain their dreams of the same world-class educations, fulfilling careers, and level of pay as our sons so long as they're burdened with the physical attributes that make them susceptible to being "punished with a baby".
Therefore, abortion must remain an option for our daughters in order to "level the playing field" by removing the burdens of motherhood.
This Obama Culture of Death Update™ has been brought to you by Prof. Douglas Kmiec, Eric McFadden, all the fine folks at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good / Catholics United / Catholic Democrats, and countless other Catholics for whom "Hope" and "Change" trumped LIFE.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Obama Culture of Death Update™: "White House Web Site Becomes Pro-Abortion After Obama Takeover"
Obama Culture of Death Update™: Among President Obama's First Official Acts is Promoting Abortion Abroad [UPDATED]