Thursday, January 27, 2011

As The Nation Mourned, President Obama Celebrated

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Earlier this week, many pro-life citizens marked the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by participating in marches, forums and vigils for those who have lost their lives to abortion.

To celebrate the occasion, President Obama released the following statement, asking Americans to recommit themselves to the practice of abortion:

“Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption. And on this anniversary, I hope that we will recommit ourselves more broadly to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams."

Matt Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, made some interesting and informative observations about this matter in a press release:

"In all the wars in American history combined, from the Revolution to Afghanistan, we have lost approximately 910,000 people. However, in 38 years we have lost about 53 million children to abortion. We lose more children to abortion each day than we lost in all the tragedies on September 11, 2001. About 98 percent of abortions are done for convenience unrelated to health. Less than 2 percent of abortions are done for serious health reasons, rape or incest. Minorities have also been hit hard by abortion. African-Americans account for about 12 percent of the population, but 37 percent of the 1.3 million abortions each year. Latinos make up about 15 percent of the population, yet account for about 22 percent of the annual number of abortions."

He said, "Many of the individuals protesting abortion are college students and part of the generations who understand first-hand that about one in four of Americans their age, younger than 38, were killed by abortion. It will never be known how many of them would have been business owners or inventors, whose creativity would help our nation’s current problem."

While the nation mourned, President Obama celebrated the so-called "right" to kill.

God help us.