How Did Obama the Abortion President Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 22, 2013   |   6:11PM   |   Washington, DC

The leading pro-life member of Congress noted the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade today and dogged pro-abortion President Barack Obama with a key question.

With his extensive pro-abortion record, how did Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize, he asked.

Members of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus on Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by highlighting the stories of women who regret their abortions.

“Women who have been so hurt by abortion [are] truly the untold story that needs to be told on Capitol Hill and everywhere else in the United States,” said the co-chair of the caucus, New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith, who called the years since Roe v. Wade “40 years of government-sanctioned violence against women.”

Smith lamented the approximately 55 million fetuses that have been aborted since the practice became legal nationwide, and called President Barack Obama the “abortion president.”

“Future generations will look back on America and wonder how and why such a seemingly enlightened society — so blessed and endowed with education, advanced science, information, wealth and opportunity — could have failed to protect the innocent and inconvenient,” Smith said. “They will wonder how and why a Nobel Peace Prize-winning president could have also simultaneously have been the abortion president.”

Penny Young Nance, President and Chief Executive Officer of Concerned Women for America, added:

“How ironic that at the time of two high-profile milestones for abortion advocates — Roe v. Wade’s 40th Anniversary and President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration — the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, acknowledges that the whole pro-choice movement has failed, to the point they refuse to use the word ‘pro-choice’ any longer. As they try a brand-new strategy in hopes of shoring up their base and widening their appeal, it’s clear that the true war on women includes their deception. Increasingly, science and technology are revealing the truth of the pro-life message: Life begins at conception. In addition, the success and sophistication of the pro-life strategy has curtailed the domination of Roe v. Wade so that more and more states are enacting reasonable safeguards to protect the well-being of girls and women.”

Obama, for his part, promoted abortion today, on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.



The decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the country, and made abortions legal and virtually unlimited. Almost 56 million unborn children have been killed in abortions since.

“Today and every day, my Administration continues our efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion,” Obama said in his statement.