Points to Ponder


Barack Obama

Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Forty-two years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade, a decision that protects a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health, and reaffirms a fundamental American value: that government should not intrude in our most private and personal family matters.

I am deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right, and I believe that efforts like H.R. 7, the bill the House considered today, would intrude on women’s reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today. The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions best made between women, their families, and their doctors.  I am also deeply committed to continuing our work to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, promote adoptions, and minimize the need for abortion.

Today, as we reflect on this critical moment in our history, may we all rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons.


May I present some points to ponder, please?

Yes, a woman should have the freedom to make her own choices about her body, but she should also respect the body of her preborn child. We should consider two bodies rather than one pursuant to contemporary Biology studies.

Yes, a woman should have the freedom to make her own her own her health and also the health of her preborn child.

No, a government should ensure the right to life to its future citizens.

Is there any room for God into decisions best made between women, their families and their doctors?

Does abortion support maternal and child health? Abortion is not healthcare, but a heinous crime against innocent, defenseless preborn children.

What are the efforts to minimize the need for abortion, please?  Is sexual education included in the academic curriculum of public high schools?  How much costs an abortion versus an adoption?  Why do Americans travel to foreign countries to adopt children?

Sciences, including Biology and Psychology, teach us that females differ from males other than in sexual characteristics. The closing remark of the presidential statement seems awkward to me …

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