On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court voided the abortion laws of all 50 states in an unprecedented and brazen display of disregard for the Constitution it was tasked with interpreting. Thirty-nine years and 54 million dead babies later, as thousands of protesters marched outside in freezing rain for the cause of life, President Barack Obama marked the occasion with a statement — issued from a warm, dry office — celebrating the “fundamental constitutional right” to choose death.
“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” the President wrote, “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.”
This, Townhall.com’s Elisabeth Meinecke observed, is “a shocking display of double speak that even the past three years have not prepared us for.” She reminds readers that Obama’s “signature legislation gave government more control over private family matters than ever before” — an issue on which The New American has reported in great detail. In addition, she says, “the government says families can’t buy raw milk” and “is trying to control what food families can and cannot bring to their children’s school events.” So much for Obama’s commitment to keeping the state out of families’ personal business.
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