Obama Marks the Anniversary of Abortion Rights Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on abortion by
calling the procedure a constitutional right he's committed to protecting.

Obama also said in a statement Saturday that he remains committed to policies designed to prevent unintended pregnancies. And he called on Americans to recommit themselves to ensuring that, in the president's words, "our daughters have the same rights, the same freedoms, and the same opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams."

Obama said the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion affirmed what he called a "fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters."

Anti-abortion activists will participate in an annual "March for Life" in Washington on Monday.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    Julie..you are one ignorant ****. To call the president a terrorist is ridiculous. If you don't like it, then leave. Please explain how this is a murderous anniversary. Do you believe that a woman who was raped and became pregnant should not have the choice of abortion??
  • by Anonymous Location: tallahassee on Jan 23, 2011 at 04:35 AM
    Just because he is recognizing the anniversary doesn't mean he condones it. I'm definitely pro-life, but it's not necessary to ridicule Obama. Isn't 9/11 a muderous anniversary as well, carried out by terrorist that we recognize every year?
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jan 23, 2011 at 04:04 AM
    To Julie: Your spot on and this on the heels of the Abortion Baby Mill Story where's this one so called? doctor is accused of killing 6 babys or more after they where borned alive too? What was he thinking? If the Government or state performs a late abortion on him will it legaly be alright? One good thing about that he won't be killing no more babys.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:45 AM
    What would Obama say if a family member murdered another family member? That the government should stay out of family affairs and let them settle it? As julie says, scripture is plain on killing, and it is also plain that life begins BEFORE conception, that God knows us before we are born and knits us together in our Mother's womb. We are a nation of murderers, and it should be rectified if it takes a Constitutional amendment to ban it so the Supreme Court CAN'T muck it up.
  • by Frank Location: here on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:36 AM
    The "fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters"? Yeah, right. Maybe he hasn't read the new health care law.
  • by julie Location: live oak on Jan 22, 2011 at 03:56 PM
    Scripture says God hates the hands that shed innocent blood. It is disgusting that Obummer would recognize this murderous anniversary. He is no better than a terrorist....
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