Jan 21, 2015

The President's Deeply Dishonest Statement About Life

Denny Burk

Denny Burk

Near the end of President Obama's State of the Union Address, he said something deeply dishonest. I'm sure he doesn't view it as dishonest, but it is nevertheless. In his own words:

I want our actions to tell every child, in every neighborhood: your life matters, and we are as committed to improving your life chances as we are for our own kids.

Does the President really want to tell "every child" that their life matters? That he wants to improve their "life chances"? How can he say such a thing when he actively supports policies that exclude a whole class of children from the human community? How can he say such a thing when he believes it is a Constitutional right to kill one particular class of children? President Obama believes that there is a Constitutional right to kill any child in the womb at any stage of gestation (from 0-9 months) for any or no reason at all.

What is even more cynical about the President's words is that he delivers them on the same day that his administration issues a policy statement rejecting the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." This act would not outlaw all abortions but would seek to limit those performed on unborn children capable of feeling pain during the procedure. Why the rejection? His administration opposes the bill because it...

...would unacceptably restrict women's health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman's right to choose. Women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care, and Government should not inject itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor.

Where is the concern for "every child" being able to know that their life matters? Where is the burden to improve the "life chances" of unborn children? Nowhere. In fact, his administration doesn't even acknowledge that they are a part of the moral equation. Rather, his administration cites "reproductive rights" and the "right to choose" as if they are absolute and inviolable rights. Bottom line: He believes that unborn children are nothing. Even if they feel pain while the abortionist rips them limb from limb, his administration refuses to acknowledge their lives in any way.

Barack Obama

42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

This week marks the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Roe v. Wade has presided over the deaths of 60 million children since 1973. That is the holocaust times ten. Abortion-on-demand is without question the greatest human rights crisis of our time, and President Obama acknowledges none of it. His administration issues a policy statement with more of the same old discredited feminist tropes, and then on the same day has the audacity to claim a concern for the life of "every child" as if their "life matters." Well clearly President Obama's words aren't true when it comes to children in the womb. If he has to choose between limiting "reproductive freedom" and a regime that allows children to be torn limb from limb, he chooses the latter.

The President may not be able to bring himself to acknowledge the babies, but we should. Their lives matter whether the President recognizes it or not.