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January 22, 2014 - 10:31 am

The 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision centered on abortion. But if you didn’t already know that, President Barack Obama’s statement on the decision’s 41st anniversary would be no help. Here is his entire statement in full.

Statement by the President on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.  We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

The nods to “affordable health care” and “constitutional right to privacy” sound nice but are contradictory. Obamacare is not bringing out affordable care and it threatens to put all Americans’ private information into the hands of government bureaucrats, where if the IRS’ behavior is any guide, it can and will be used against us. The IRS is Obamacare’s chief enforcer. Healthcare.gov remains unsecured and a magnet for hackers and identity thieves.

Mentioning children in the statement is grotesque.

Obama writes “this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.” He cannot believe that, as he supports a decision that prematurely snuffed out those dreams for millions of children.

To date since Roe, business has been very good for Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry. They have aborted about 56 million babies in that time.

h/t Washington Examiner

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Americans don't have a (explicitly defined in the Constitution) right to privacy, but then O'Bamma, the constitutional scholar, hasn't read it. I often wonder how the founders missed something so important to the individual as privacy. I guess Ammendment IV covers it?

Why is abortion such a big political issue when it affects so few people? In 2001 10.6 million children died, deaths were attributable to acute respiratory infections, measles, diarrhoea, and malaria. All preventable -- you aren't going to stop abortion, global warming, gay marriage, or other liberal causes, but I submit that many of those 10.6 million didn't have to die. Let's focus on real issues like "It's the economy, stupid!" and leave the social issues for social institutions like the church.
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From Quinnipiac, "The economy is "not so good" or "poor," a total of 77 percent of voters say. Only 28 percent say the economy is getting better, while 26 percent say it is getting worse and 44 percent say it's the same." Republicans should drop abortion as an election issue like a hot potato(e).

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So someone has a dream of having an abortion? Or being aborted?
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