Leah Barkoukis

“In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success,” President Obama said in a proclamation marking the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this week. The irony, of course, is that the occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is the most pro-abortion president our country has ever had.

This, of course, should have come as no surprise, as CBSNews.com, in 2007, reported his pro-abortion state senate voting record, including receiving a 100 percent score from the Illinois Planned Parenthood Council.

As LifeNews.com has chronicled, as president, Obama has dedicated himself to promoting abortion—rather than reduce them as he promised. The president has done this by, just to name a few, expanding abortions through Obamacare, appointing a bevy of pro-abortion judges and officials, moving to strip medical professionals of conscience rights, and forcing taxpayers to fund groups who provide abortions in other countries.

In his recent statement on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama did little to even meet the standard of former President Bill Clinton, who often noted that he desired abortions to be rare. Instead, Obama praised the court decision as having liberated women. In that vein, he pledged to “recommit” himself to ensuring that all women would have the opportunity to “fulfill their dreams.”

Since, as he says, “raising a healthy next generation is both a moral obligation and a national imperative,” how then does he justify his support for policies that, well, kill the next generation? Each and every one of the more than 50 million lives that have been taken since Roe v. Wade also deserved ‘every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success,’ Mr. President.


Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Managing Editor at Townhall Magazine.

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