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.
Think about this for a moment. We live in a nation where government will interfere in a hurry--as they should--if children are being abused, harmed, or neglected by their parents. But in this same nation if parents decide to kill those children before they are born, that is a "private family matter."
Kill your pre-born baby--the president and his blood-drenched cohorts from Planned Parenthood will celebrate your freedom. Harm your baby after birth--go directly to jail.
Oh, and that last paragraph, with the line "...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...."? You realize that the president is saying that unless our daughters have the right to pay someone to cut the arms, legs, and heads off of any unborn babies they may someday carry and then suction these tiny bloody body parts out of them in the most vile act of butchery imaginable they are not really equal to our sons? These evil words reveal one of the ugliest truths about the pro-abortion crowd: they think that a woman's ability to become pregnant and bear children is not an innate part of her human female nature, and a great blessing and gift to her and to the lucky father of her children; rather, they think that a woman's ability to become pregnant and bear children is an unfortunate mistake of nature which keeps her from being able to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company as easily as a man or as one of those women fortuitous enough to be born sterile, or clear-minded enough to seek surgical sterility as soon as they realize what an advantage childlessness will be to their careers.
We ought to remember the warning of Christ in the Gospel: "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?" (Luke 23: 29-31)
The days of the dry wood are coming. The hatred of Satan for humanity, and especially for innocent human beings still in their mothers' wombs, knows no bounds. The evil words we hear, the evil deeds of darkness dragged with all their filth out into the light, are merely the warning trumpets of what will lie ahead.