Obama Celebrates Abortion on 38th Roe Anniversary

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 23, 2011   |   12:18PM   |   Washington, DC

On the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court decisions that allowed virtually unlimited abortion, President Barack Obama released a statement celebrating them, despite the 53 million abortions taking place since then.

Obama said the decisions offer protection for women’s health even though significant medical research and millions of personal experiences of women show abortions pose major medical and mental health risks for women, sometimes including death.

The statement has Obama, who has crafted a lengthy pro-abortion record, saying he is committed to protecting the so-called right to abortion and he claimed he would promote adoption despite his administration doing nothing to promote abortion alternatives and de-funding abstinence education programs preventing unplanned pregnancies and abortions.

Obama’s statement follows:

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.