Thursday, January 22, 2009

Anniversaries & Change

Today marks the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

As usual there are going to be protests throughout the nation by anti choice demonstrators. I hope one day we will be able to move beyond this, but I seriously doubt it will be in my lifetime.

These people don't seem realize that no matter how many polls or thousands of people say they disagree with the landmark decision, the voting doesn’t match. Time and time again people have rejected forced childbirth bills in state after state.



I am proud our new president realizes the importance of women's reproductive rights:
President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Administration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in that case.

Unlike our last moron of a president who managed to squeeze in the “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.”
“All human life is a gift from our creator that is sacred, unique and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world,” reads the presidential proclamation.

“The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My administration has been committed to building a culture of life by vigorously promoting adoption and parental notification laws, opposing federal funding for abortions overseas, encouraging teen abstinence and funding crisis pregnancy programs,” the proclamation continues.

Too bad the people who agree with Bush won’t open their eyes and realize that they are hurting their own cause by not giving teens proper sex education and easier access to birth control. It's also nice to hear Bush admit his administration was waging war against women's rights.

So, to all the people who defend our right to choose day in and day out:

Thank you.

Also, If anyone hasn’t checked out the new web page for the White House , you should.

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There will be weekly video address by president Obama every Saturday, a blog, a list of executive orders, pictures, resources, and a clear list of agendas.

It’s just another way this president is breaking away from tradition and I can't help but feel connected to the presidency in a way I never have before.

I love it.

2 comments:

  1. Too bad Bush's "culture of life" didn't extend to Iraqi citizens, the mentally retarded on death row, and all the kids killed by machine guns every year. Idiot. But you gotta love those pro-lifers for war.

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  2. When Jesusistanis start caring about people ALREADY born as much as they do about zygotes, then I'll start taking them seriously. So far, they've only displayed that kind of concern one time, and THAT was for a brain-dead woman with a feeding tube in her stomach.

    Make 'em be born-then deny 'em proper nutrition, housing, and education. It's the "culture of life!"

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