President Obama’s Asinine Remarks on the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today marks 39 years since the Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973. That single Supreme Court decision nullified state laws across the country restricting abortion. Roe v. Wade made it possible for women to get legal abortions throughout all stages of pregnancy, and the decision has been upheld in the courts as the law of the land.

As a result, the regime of Roe v. Wade has presided over 50 million legal abortions in the United States. It is difficult to comprehend the scale of this atrocity, but we must try. Hitler’s Germany killed 6 million Jews during the Holocaust era. The deaths issuing from the Roe v. Wade decision is the Holocaust times eight. Abortion on demand is the greatest human rights crisis of our time, and the slaughter continues today with the approval and sanction of our federal government.

Every year on the Sunday that falls closest to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, churches across the country set aside time to speak for the unborn in their worship services. It is a solemn occasion of prayer and prophetic witness on behalf of the slaughter of the innocents. It is a commemoration of the day that began our long national shame.

That is why I was provoked by the remarks President Obama released today to commemorate the occasion. President Obama did not censure Roe v. Wade. Rather, he celebrated it as a milestone in the fight for women’s rights. Here he is in his own words:

As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.  I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.  While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue- no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.  And as we remember this historic anniversary, we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.

It was the last line of the statement that provoked me the most. The President says he wants “our daughters [to] have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons.” Who could disagree with that statement? I agree with it totally. The problem is that President Obama does not really mean it. At the same time he calls us to protect our daughters’ rights, President Obama praises the decision that has led to the legal killing of at least 25 million of our unborn daughters. Clearly he does not want to protect the rights of all of our daughters, but only some of them. How can he not see the moral absurdity of his own words?

There was no reason for President Obama to speak today. In fact, I would rather that he would have put his hand over his mouth and kept silent. On today of all days, his calloused indifference toward our unborn daughters is a stunning and sad spectacle.

Thus says the LORD, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place. -Jeremiah 22:3

If you are slack in the day of distress,
Your strength is limited.
Deliver those who are being taken away to death,
And those who are staggering to slaughter,
O hold them back.
If you say, “See, we did not know this,”
Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts?
And does He not know it who keeps your soul?
And will He not render to man according to his work?
-Proverbs 24:10-12

55 Responses to President Obama’s Asinine Remarks on the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

  1. Bill Haynes January 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Denny, a very insightful article on a very sad anniversary. The culture of death continues to try and present itself as a messenger of light and hope. These are sad days in which we live.

  2. Paul January 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    “There was no reason for President Obama to speak today. In fact, I would rather that he would have put his hand over his mouth and kept silent.”

    The negro should only speak when told to do so. Right?

    Seriously, instead of focusing on the most practical part of what he said, which is here…

    “no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.”

    …you chose specifically to deal with the part that you knew you could get good and angry about. And then you said that another American shouldn’t say things that you don’t agree with.

    If there is one thing that I will never understand, it is the fact that social conservatives rarely worry about what they can do now to minimize the number of abortions we see in this country every year, all so they can hold their breath, stomp their feet and elect some of the worst politicians we’ve ever seen to higher office just because they’re good liars (as I’ve said elsewhere, from a completely pragmatic standpoint, abortion on demand will never be illegal in all 50 states, and the focus on it is nothing short of asinine).

    • Brian January 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      Why did you try to pervert the issue with a racist comment? What does race have to do with this issue other than fulfilling the dreams of the racist Margaret Sanger who founded Planned Parenthood? I guess the reverse of the council of Thumper’s father seems to be the standard of the left, “If you have nothing nice to say, by all means say it.” You are entitled to your barbaric position of genocide;however, you only weaken your argument when you place race into the conversation where it does not belong. Thanks for showing the true face of the Left of this country.

      • Shelby January 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

        His comment about race was sarcasm due to the outlandishness of the article written by Mr. Burk in the first place. He was merely stating that rather than focusing on the positive things that President Obama had to say, Mr. Burk picked it apart and found ways to weasel around the point Obama was making and turn him into the bad guy for no reason at all.

      • Paul January 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

        Things Brian gets wrong with his statement:

        1) you take me for someone who is pro-choice and doesn’t care about the life of the unborn. You’re wrong. I am very much PRO-LIFE. Not just pro-birth. Talk to me about how pro-life you are when your favorite candidates stop threaten proven programs for at-risk children. As long as you vote for candidates that believe in social darwinism after the child is out of the womb, you have absolutely no right to castigate me for voting for someone else. I have William Jennings Bryant on my side. You have Newt Gingrich on yours. Take a wild guess as to who has the higher political ground underneath him.

        2) At the end of the day, Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood will stand as the decided law of the land, and abortion on demand isn’t going anywhere. It might become harder to get one in some states and possibly practically impossible in others. But it will never be illegal. By focusing on something that will never happen, as I’ve said before, social conservatives cheapen the debate and allow for 4th tier candidates like Santorum to make a serious run.

        3) That these same candidates haven’t embraced ways in which abortions can be limited now, instead of after some fantasy date where the Supreme Court is made up entirely of socially conservative judges is proof that the right to life will never be given anything more than lip service. And frankly, I’m getting really tired of folks with little understanding of political science telling me that I support genocide for seeing through a ridiculous facade. .

        4) You can always tell the true racist by the person that never wants to talk about race or see it talked about. Someone who truly wants to see racism in this country end once and for all will welcome the conversation. By saying that a conversation is cheapened by calling out a questionable comment, it proves who, at the very least, the racially insensitive truly are. As to why I said what I said, Denny’s a smart guy, and he certainly knows his way around the English language. He could have used different words. He didn’t. He said that the president shouldn’t speak unless it’s Denny Burk approved language. I might have been overly harsh, but I never saw Denny use anything close to that turn of phrase when it was white guy in the office. Sorry.

        • Anne January 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

          A true sign that our country is ending racial discrimination is when my 6 year old asks me, “Mom, what is a black person?” Her best friend is African American and cousins are Native American! She had no idea. Her generation wouldn’t see people in color if we wouldn’t make race an issue.

          Because this is an extremely divisive issue, the President opened himself up to the criticism he is receiving. He can have his opinion, but I can have the opinion he is wrong.

          Left, Right, Black or White, makes no difference. What it comes down to is that our country has 50 MILLION less human beings. That is a fact that should be mourned.

        • Mathis January 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

          What is your stance on sex education? If it is anything but preventative, then your stance has no merit. Abstinence only? This is folly. It is simply the far right’s attempt to superimpose moral propaganda on anyone and everyone with a claim to individual liberty. The problem is that social conservatives have, for so long, abandoned low-income individuals and families (primarily people of color), forsaking Christ’s call to look after the poor and disenfranchised.

          This is what perplexes me about the evangelical political obsession: you decry government intervention in almost every private sphere except when it comes to abortion. You even go so far as to say that a person’s economic stance is a result of either their laziness or dependence on the government, phrases which have replaced the bigoted rhetoric of Jim Crow. You call the president’s comments asinine, that they are indicative of moral bankruptcy, but all I see is a president who wants to prevent abortion, perhaps as much as you might.

          For all the social conservatives ranting and raving about abortion, when it comes to stepping up to the plate on preventative (as an alternative to abstinence only) sex education, you don’t seem to hate abortion so much anymore despite scientific evidence that shows when preventative sex education is available to teenagers, abortion is drastically reduced.

          I am a firm believer in the grace of Jesus Christ and his love for all people. I hate abortion. I wish it was never invented or never available. However, what makes me angrier than the legality of abortion is evangelical hypocrisy. The ability to kill a person with a needle and call it justice, while still calling yourself “pro-life” is sickening. Whose justice? I don’t remember the new law of Christ calling for the death penalty. Perhaps you can enlighten me on that.

          No, the truth is, our faith is more grounded in the traditionalism that infects factions of God’s church. We drape our church consumerism in divisive ideology and call it a denomination. We wed ourselves to the American flag and call it faith. The idea of a church led nation is disgusting, one which Jesus himself denied (try to argue this fact). It wasn’t until Constantine used the somewhat taboo movement that was the small Christ-believing Jewish faith, in order to unite a government and win a war, that was born this idea of faith merged with government.

          Stop the hypocrisy. If you’re going to call yourself pro-life then be pro-life. If you hate abortion, then love prevention. If you love Christ, then get your knees off the floor in front of the American flag and place it on the ground in front of the cross.

          • Lissa January 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

            It is not the place of the government to take care of the poor. That is the Christ-directed responsibility of the Church. The government has NO money of its own with which to care for the poor, it has to take money from its citizens and then redistribute it.

            And then, there are so many “poor” who are actually quite able-bodied, and able – though not willing – to work, the government managed welfare programs have turned into a poverty factory. That works well for the politicians that support such schemes, as they can count on the recipients of that free money to vote for them and their party.

            =========================

            Obama said:
            ” … ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

            So I take it that he thinks the fathers should have the right to demand the mother of their child have an abortion so that he doesn’t have to support it, and be free to fulfill HIS dreams? Fair is fair, right?

        • yankeegospelgirl January 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

          LOL. So you’re trying to say that Denny is a racist? Puh-leeze. Yes, you can ask him, but I’m quite certain that had Obama been white and delivered the exact same speech, Denny would have said the same thing. It is quite frankly hilarious to see Denny and other conservatives like him bending over backwards in order NOT to be even CONSIDERED racist, yet STILL not satisfying lefties like you who insist on twisting their every word so you can say, “Ha! Still racist! Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah!”

    • E. Stephen Burnett January 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

      Hmm. Let us change this around a bit:

      If there is one thing that I will never understand, it is the fact that social liberals rarely worry about what they can do now to minimize the amount of racism we see in this country every year …

      This is false reasoning, tilting on the side of those who advocate not “choice” but only abortion, any time, for any reason. It is easily shown fallacious if one substitutes any other ill on which we can agree is wrong: sexism, greed, chauvinism. Do you simply assume that we should refrain from passing laws against these sinful behaviors until every (or a majority, or some undefined number) person in the U.S. agrees on this? If you don’t believe this, why apply it only to the horrific evil that is abortion of living children?

    • Sandra January 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

      Paul, why should President Obama have addressed the nation on a Supreme Court decision made 39 years ago? He spoke from and with the authority of his elected office. His words do not represent the position of millions of Americans.

      I assume you believe, as our president does, that a person doesn’t exist until birthed. You have no idea how sad this day is to those of us who know that life begins at conception. I don’t know where the sand is in which you are sticking your head, but conservatives are working all around you at personal expense and on volunteer basis to fund clinics and centers to help women and girls through unwanted pregnancies.

      In fact, in our town of about 10,000 people, we have such a resource. It is staffed by professionals who volunteer their time (retired teachers, nurses, a physician, counselors, etc.) Ladies who seek their services are numerous. They are given educational classes, a store filled with the best of baby goods (which they purchase with points they earn for participation in the programs that help them have a comfortable, healthy pregnancy and delivery as well as one-year post delivery assistance in care for their babies. Also, in our town we have a Women’s Job Corps, also staffed with professional volunteers. Ladies attending are trained to be successful at a job and placed in jobs. They are prepared to take tests for GEDs or diplomas.

      You must be one angry man to make such a statement about the Republican presidents. I’ve noticed that the Democratic presidents also have feet of clay. They have done some incredibly stupid things. In politics, lying is a defense mechanism for weak people and a strategy for those who are greedy and addicted to power. Maybe a good American history class would be a valuable investment for you. You will find that neither party has the luxury of throwing stones at the other.

      I

  3. Don Johnson January 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    He clearly does not see an unborn child as human life. No question that this is a major worldview issue. The question he will never answer is why does an unborn child deserve to die when a born one deserves to live.

  4. Ryan January 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Amen Denny. It is gut-wrenching to listen to so many on the Left build an entire political platform with the mantra of “social justice” when they refuse to stand up for the most vulnerable and weakest among us. I have zero ability to take their claims seriously on an other issue they try to wave under this flag, when they can’t open their eyes to the justice for those who have absolutely no voice, and because they can’t fight back, are volitionally murdered by those who are stronger.

    • Christiane January 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Ryan, it is also difficult for people to see those who stand up for the rights of the unborn also stand for those things that do not serve born children.

      Somehow, our country has become so divided, that on the one hand, there is total mercy extended to the unborn;
      and on the other hand, there is compassion for the born.

      That, Ryan, is where our country needs to pull itself together.

    • Paul January 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

      Oh please. Anyone with half a brain knows that abortion on demand isn’t going anywhere. Those of us on the left are just smart enough to know better and to focus on other parts of the equation.

      If the heavyweights of the social right really thought that there was a chance of overturning Roe v. Wade, they would have tried again. Especially in ’05 or ’06. But they know it will be the end of the GOP if they do. You think Scalia or Alito want that? Boehner? Cantor? McConnell? Stop me when I get to a guy that you honestly think has the rights of the unborn at heart. They don’t. Just like they couldn’t care less about the impoverished, the undernourished or widows or orphans here in America. They’re only concerned with their own political careers. And returning the right to outlaw abortions to the states would be political suicide, and they know it. The utter failure of personhood amendments prove it.

  5. stacey January 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Denny have you watched this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI

    It compares the Holocaust to abortion and also gives a clear gospel presentation. Incredible .

  6. Patrick January 22, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Paul,

    I believe the issue here is that implicit in President Obama’s remarks is that he does not see an unborn baby as a human. The killing of the unborn is a “private matter” according to him. If one believes an unborn baby is human, one cannot believe that the legal killing of him or her is purely a private matter.

    If someone says the killing of a human (unborn baby) is a private matter (as Mr. Obama does), how can one who knows otherwise focus on anything but that? Whatever else is in Mr. Obama’s remarks, he quite clearly classifies the unborn as less than human.

    What am I missing?

  7. Harrison January 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Patrick, I believe the he is properly addressed as Pres. Obama. Thank you Paul for pointing out what Patrick obviously missed. The president spoke on the law and his few is that Denny Burk’s and Patrick’s views are their private concerns. I join with the President in doing what I can do to prevent abortions despite it being the constitutional right of a woman to make that decision. The fact is, there is nothing that the President could have said to appease the radical right. These same people support war and capital punishment, which makes their views not credible in my opionion.

    • yankeegospelgirl January 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      Not all wars are justified, but they can be. Ask my WWII veteran neighbor who has now gone on to be with the Lord, but told me the one thing he wanted young people to learn about the war was that it was a necessary one.

      As for capital punishment, only somebody who has a truly backwards sense of morality can fail to see that being pro-life and pro-capital punishment are perfectly complementary positions.

    • Patrick January 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

      Harrison,

      Thank you for your note. I note that you did not answer the main point that I tried to make. The central question is whether an unborn baby is a human.

      President Obama not only said it is the law that a person can legally make the decision to kill an unborn baby, he also said that is a good thing that it can be done legally. I will grant you that this is an intellectually defensible position. But in order for it to be intellectually defensible, one must believe that an unborn baby is less than human.

      I note also that you say that you join President Obama in doing what you can to prevent abortions, but that is not quite what he said. He said he wanted to reduce the need for abortions. He never said that abortion is bad in any way. I would challenge you to explain whether you believe aboriton to be a bad thing, and, if so, why. If an unborn baby is human, it’s a real problem. If he/she is not human, what’s the issue?

  8. josh January 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    In my small community this weekend, a grown man killed his senior parents and grown sister. i wonder if, in light of our President’s stance, he can evoke Roe v Wade to help “affirm a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.”

    Remember, “we must also continue our efforts to ensure that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons to fulfill their dreams.”

    Ridiculous.

  9. Alex January 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    ?”I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.” Where in the constitution does it guarantee women the right to murder their unborn children?

  10. Bob January 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Comparing aborted fetuses to the lives that were lost in the Holocaust not only is asinine its disgusting.

    • Lissa January 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      How so, Bob? Those killed in the Holocaust were human beings. Babies in the womb are human beings. They have a full and unique set of human DNA. They are alive. Why do you think it is OK to kill a human baby?

  11. Kim January 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    @ Paul – ” it is the fact that social conservatives rarely worry about what they can do now to minimize the number of abortions we see in this country every year…” Who opens and support crisis pregnancy centers? Who opens their homes to pregnant women who have no other place to go? Who is adopting these children that are not aborted? Social conservatives, that’s who (not exclusively I realize).

    @ Harrison – First off, don’t make generalizations about what “these same people” do and don’t support. And those who do support don’t do it lightly. I, for one, support capital punishment in theory, but not in practice because our system is too flawed and I don’t support most war. Second of all, can you seriously not see the difference between the killing of an innocent unborn person and the killing of a person who has committed a heinous crime? Seriously?

  12. donsands January 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Good word Denny. Thanks. Here’s another speech from 24 years ago Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaMcvF5gFLg

  13. Mitch January 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    It’s been a long time since I’ve commented on this blog but I had to do so today. As noted in a couple of comments above, here’s the statement that demonstrates the importance (for everyone, regardless of their personal views on this subject) for the President to speak today:

    “While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue- no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.”

    Among the ideas conveyed in these remarks is an important message to pro-choice citizens. That message is essentially: “Be careful. Don’t just support abortion, be sure that you support the best possible outcome which is to make abortion unnecessary whenever possible.”

    If you are truly pro-life, it is possible to oppose and seek to end all abortions while still recognizing the value of imparting a message like this to pro-choice citizens. If you cannot recognize this value, then you are basically elevating the importance of your eventual goal (outlawing abortion) over the possibility of preventing individual abortions. This is not a value judgment of the pro-life position or the goal of outlawing abortion but rather an endorsement of reason over zeal in the pursuit of this (or any) objective.

  14. tracy January 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Why does it always have to go back to RACE that is U Paul who is making it a RACE issue. Get over yourself. If he was white there would ne no different. I am a woman who can never have children and I knoe from the moment of conception it is a LIVING BABY!!!!! Murder is murder and abortion is the murder of further leaders of this country. Im proud to be a strong white woman and my friends are of many ethnic origins. I don’t care what color u are you can’t be on both sides of this u either support abortion or you don’t. It not a black or white thing.

    • Paul January 23, 2012 at 3:15 am #

      actually, according to you, abortion would be a black or white thing. I either can be for abortion, or I can be against it.

      And, to use an overused Walt Whitman quote:

      “Do I contradict myself?
      Very well then I contradict myself,
      (I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

      I am pro-life. I believe that life starts at conception. I believe that babies have the right to become children that have a chance to go to school, get educated, go to college and live happier lives than I ever imagined.

      I am pro-choice only from the standpoint that I refuse to let a politician’s stance on the issue cloud the other issues, for reasons I have already stated. I think NARAL is a joke, and I think that the cynicism that it requires to call a baby a parasite (I’ve seen and heard it) is even beyond my level of darkness. Add to that the fact that now that abortion on demand has become such a de rigeur fact of life for Americans, if it were to be outlawed, we would see lives leaving two at a time by the coat hanger instead of one at a time by the medical procedure. That’s not a risk I’m willing to take.

  15. Reason January 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Do you not kill cows, sheep, chickens? What is the difference between animals and humans? Moreover, what is the difference between fully conscious animals and a collection of cells with no consciousness? Every lost egg is murder, according to this post. Every lost sperm is murder, according to this post. However farming animals for the sole purpose of murder, is not.

    • Denny Burk January 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

      Reason,

      Human beings alone are created in the image of God. Humans, therefore, are ontologically superior in dignity and value to all of God’s other creatures. Genesis 9:6 says it this way: “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.”

      One of the rules of the blog is that commenters must use their names. Thank you for taking time to write.

      Denny

      • Paul January 23, 2012 at 3:02 am #

        Denny – why don’t you ever try to engage me in conversation? I’m hurt.

  16. Miss H January 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    I think President Obama is right on. Women today can make the choice to have a baby or not when pregnant – that is a huge thing. Men have the wonderful luxury of casting sperm willy-nilly, and get no accusation of creating a second Holocaust. Personally, when people I know have been in the depths of despair considering getting an abortion, I have advocated that they should keep their child. Ultimately, though, it is best for each woman to be able to chose whether she keeps a child or not.

    Have you seen abused and neglected children? I mean, really abused and neglected? Starved, locked in a closet, beaten or ignored? I have. Is an abortion any better or worse than that? I don’t really know, but speaking so flippantly yourself about Mr. Obama, people who feel that an abortion is their only choice, and Roe v. Wade in general is just disgusting.

    • Denny Burk January 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      Miss H, Would you support laws that would allow parents to execute abused children?

  17. Peter Zimmer January 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    More absurd moral murkiness and contradiction seen in the fact that President Obama endorses the right to abortions but then says that we must be determined to prevent them…I agree that we work to avoid them, but why then if we should strive to avoid them should they be legal? Also how is it considered a reproductive right when reproduction has already occurred? Reproductive rights I believe would refer to measures taken prior to conception.

    • Christiane January 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

      Perhaps ‘working to avoid abortions’ involves a whole lot more commitment to our country than some are willing to agree to ?

      It would be the right thing to do. But it would likely mean making ‘changes’ that many conservatives might no approve of that have to do with the ‘social justice’ that they so profoundly disdain. In short, making a country than is more welcoming to new life would involve not only commitment but money, and perhaps conservatives feel that it would be more in their own interests to stop abortions through the Supreme Court.

      Problem is, laws never prevented abortions.
      Changing hearts and minds has.

      But lately, some conservative people have had a change of heart that has led them to consider the wisdom of working to make it easier for young pregnant women to get help in a ‘family’ context of the kind of support that cares for them during pregnancy, after delivery, and supports their education and training so that they can find employment and a home for themselves and their infant.

      Christ brings all things together . . . the divisions in our country make satan happy and serve his purposes. We must choose the ‘shalom’ of Christ so that we can realistically protect new life.

  18. Todd January 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    If women didn’t go to abortion clinics, they would still be using coat hangers.

  19. dani January 23, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    First off Paul, let’s get something straight. Although Obama said something that you do not agree with, there is no need for racial slur (by calling him a negro). NO ONE FULLY AGREES with what ANY PRESIDENT does, but if you are a Christian, you know that your calling is much more higher.
    Some of you guys may not be for abortion, but alot of you believe in other things. And just because you are not in the spotlight, it’s different, so if I were you, I would watch what I say.
    And besides, if yo voted for hm, thats your problem, but if you didn’t OH WELL. Next time, just don’t vote him.

    • Paul January 23, 2012 at 3:03 am #

      Dani – read again. More slowly. Digest what I said. Thank you.

  20. Grace January 23, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    It was pointless to fight against slavery because it was here to stay. It was also pointless to fight against communist Russia because it was here to stay. Good will always triumph over evil. Killing will never end but having the country endorse killing will. ….For the record I’m against the death penalty, I oppose war with out just cause and it is the responsibility of a country to protect and provide for the weakest and poorest among us. …As for prevention, with the rise in distribution of condoms and pills has also come the rise in unwanted pregnancy, sexual promiscuity and divorce. Respect for the awesomeness of sex is the only way to prevent unwanted pregnancies

  21. Weston Balch January 23, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Appreciate the post, Dr. Burk.

  22. Christina January 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Please watch this video about abortion. it will change how you think and respond to abortion. President Obama is blind and selfish. Truly hasnt thought of what it really means for his daughters. Maybe he needs to watch this too.

  23. Chris January 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    What a wonderful tirade against the straw man you constructed! The President said he wanted the same rights/freedoms/opportunities for our daughters as for our sons. You generously agreed with him, but then introduced the term “all” which, for you (and me, btw), includes the unborn. You then presented the argument that the statement is absurd and asinine because the President was excluding 25 million aborted females. Assuming we include the unborn, the statement still holds – he desires the same for our daughters as our sons- since, as far as I know, there is no great occurrence of gender-selective abortion going on in the USA and you are basing your 25 million on approximately half of the estimated 50 million legal US abortions since Roe v Wade.

    The hard part for me is that, while I agree with you in principle, your argument is flawed and poor logic and vitriolic tone are not in short supply on either side of this issue.

  24. donsands January 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    “…I agree with you in principle”-Chris

    You agree in principle, that Barak is worse president ever, when considering the sanctity of life, and his absolute heinous leadership when it comes to the babies that are being slaughtered. He even wants to keep the legal killing of a baby born alive, when the abortion is botched.

    Your words to Denny just dont make any sense, since you agree that Obama is a principled fool when it comes to abortion. Am I wrong?

    • Paul January 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

      You just wanted an excuse to call Obama the worst (not worse) president ever.

    • Chris January 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      Yes, you’re wrong.

      My words to Denny make complete sense. Regardless of what I think of the President and his views, Denny’s argument is flawed. Logical fallacies are not helpful, no matter how angry a tone one takes. You, for example, think that I can’t disagree with the way Denny puts forth his argument because we both agree on the point being argued, namely abortion is murder.

  25. AndrewF January 24, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right.

    Notice he doesn’t actually enounciate what that that choice is. He is saying:

    I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose … to kill the living human foetus in her womb.

    That a foetus is a living member of the human species is scientific fact. The question then becomes – when is it ok to kill an innocent human being?

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