Obama celebrates Roe v. Wade; ‘gov’t should not intrude on private family matters’…

David Jackson, USA TODAY

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President Obama waves as he walks past the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Obama backed abortion rights Saturday in a statement about the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
By Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty Images

President Obama echoed his support for abortion rights today, the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s pro-choice decision in Roe v. Wade.

“Government should not intrude on private family matters,” Obama said in a statement, adding that he also supports policies to prevented “unintended pregnancies.”
The president made his statement as thousands of abortion opponents planned annual March for Life rallies, with many hoping that the new Republican-run House will enact new restrictions on the practice.
“We are seeing a cultural shift toward protecting life and rolling back the tide of unrestricted abortions,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
Obama’s statement:
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.

Obama Opposed Bill to Ban Grisly, Philadelphia-Style Abortions

Obama Opposed Bill to Ban Grisly, Philadelphia-Style
Abortions

January 21st, 2011

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com


Kermit Gosnell’s born-alive abortions are fine with
Obama

Police arrested Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell earlier this week and
charged him with eight counts of murder. Seven are for practicing illegal
abortions in which he allowed viable babies to be born, then
cut them open with scissors
outside the womb — an action a clinic worker
stated Gosnell performed “hundreds”
of times
. The last was for the death of a 41-year-old refugee from Nepal,
Karnamaya Mongar, who received an overdose
of Demerol during an abortion in Gosnell’s unsanitary clinic, the ironically
named Women’s Medical Society. Although abortion is legal, Gosnell stands
accused of violating the federal Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which forbids
children to be murdered after they have been extracted from the birth canal.
When given the opportunity to vote for a measure that would ban this grisly
practice in the state of Illinois, then-State Senator Barack Obama voted no.
Gosnell’s “Shop of Horrors”
The practices and conditions inside Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinics are
instructive. The Philadelphia Inquirer described
the scene:

Semiconscious, moaning women sat in dirty recliners and on bloodstained
blankets. The air reeked of urine from the flea-infested cats permitted to roam
the clinic. There was blood on the floor and cat feces on the
stairs.

According to investigators, Gosnell used rusty instruments that spread
venereal disease
among patients.
Several state
departments
— including the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Department of
State, and Department of Public Health — as well as local health care providers
turned
a blind eye
to conditions at the clinic. So did the National Abortion
Federation, an organization dedicated to examining abortion facilities. According
to Time magazine
, the NAF inspector called WMS “the worst abortion
clinic she had ever seen,” but “never passed the information on to other
authorities.” Sanitary conditions and health violations alone take up a
disconcerting amount of District Attorney R. Seth Williams’ 281-page
report
to the grand jury.
The pollution of the surroundings matched the of corruption of the procedure
performed. Gosnell reportedly delivered viable children, then cut their spinal
cords with scissors — a process he called….
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more
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