Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Questions for President Obama In Light of His Statement on The Anniversary of Roe. vs. Wade

President Obama:  "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..."

My question:  I agree! I want that for women too! But what about the other person inside of her?  What about the unborn female?  Does that female have any women's right?  Shouldn’t we be in favor of safety for that person too?  The process of abortion is the farthest thing from "health care" for the littlest women in the womb.  Why don't they get good health care too, even if they are unwanted?  Are you in favor of bad health care for a toddler if their parents don't want them?  We know that is not how you feel, so what is the fundamental difference between the toddler and the unborn, such that one should receive great health care, no matter what, and the other should receive the opposite of health care (termination) if their parents see fit?  It seems that you assume that the unborn person should have no rights whatsoever.  Why do you feel that way?

President Obama: "...and her constitutional right to privacy including the right to reproductive freedom."

My question: I agree that privacy is a really big deal and I too greatly value my personal privacy.  But what if a mother want’s to kill her six-month-old baby?  We don’t claim she has a right to privacy in that case.  So what is the fundamental difference between the unborn and the six-month-old baby,  where one should be protected by law with full human rights and the other has all their human rights stripped away?

President Obama:  "And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health..."

My question: But shouldn’t we care about the health of those children who are in the womb too?

President Obama:  "...and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children."

My question:  But if we truly cared about safety for all children, what about the unborn children in the womb? On what basis do they not count?

President Obama:  "Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."

My question:  But who is protecting the right of the unborn to freely fulfill their dreams? Why don’t our laws protect the human rights of the unborn Mr. President?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there is a way to balance the unborn baby's right to live with a woman being made to gestate the baby? We recognize that young men sometimes must be drafted and give up their bodies in certain circumstances. However, we recognize their sacrifice and give them veterans benefits for life. Perhaps there should be some similar program for women who would be made to go through child birth in order so that the child might live.