Michelle Obama: Barack’s Pro-Abortion Stand OKs "Sacredness" of Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 29, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Michelle Obama: Barack’s Pro-Abortion Stand OKs "Sacredness" of Parenthood

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 29
, 2008

Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) — On the last day of the Democratic convention, Michelle Obama, the wife of the pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack, made a comment that received little notice. Yet, it could come back to haunt Obama as voters remember his off-putting comments about his daughters and abortion.

During a speech at the Women’s Caucus on Thursday, Michelle Obama said her husband would be a “steadfast supporter of women’s right to choose" abortion.

“He’ll protect a woman’s freedom of choice, because government should have no say in whether or when a woman embraces the sacred responsibility of parenthood," she added.

The comment hearkens back to the remarks Barack Obama made in March, when he appeared to back a potential decision by his daughters to seek an abortion saying he wouldn’t "punish" them with a baby.

"I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old," Obama said at the time. "I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby."

Parenthood is something new John McCain running mate Sarah Palin knows something about.

As many as 80 percent of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome become victims of abortion, but Palin didn’t let her child become a statistic. Palin, who has deeply-felt pro-life views, gave birth to her fifth child and the baby was diagnosed with the condition.

Palin confirmed her baby, named Trig Paxson, has Down syndrome.

"Trig is beautiful and already adored by us," Palin told LifeNews.com at the time.

"We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives," she said.

‘We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed," the governor added.

Trig was born one month before his due date, and he weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces.


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