22 January 2012

The president on Roe v. Wade

President Obama on Roe v. Wade--"As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.  I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.  While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue- no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.  And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams."

Mr President, may I ask a question? If abortion does not kill a child, why do we need to "reduce the need for abortion?" If it merely a blob of unwanted tissue, and not a person, there is no justification necessary for abortion. However, if it does kill a person, there is no justification that is sufficient.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Abortion is not a fun process. It's also not an inexpensive one. Reducing the need for abortion could be done by providing better sex education and contraceptives to kids who don't currently use them. That would definitely decrease the need for abortion.

Why do you, Doctor, infer particular meaning from statements in cases where there is no sound basis to do so?

I may disagree with your belief systems, but I can respect them. You seem, however, to let your Christianity drive you to conclusions that simply defy fact, logic, and good old common sense.

J Kanz said...

My inference may be made based upon his voting record, both as a senator and as a president. I do not believe that I need to rely upon my beliefs to demonstrate that he has been the most pro-abortion president in history. His voting record clearly demonstrates he has done nothing to reduce the number of abortions.