Obama: 'We Recommit Ourselves' to Roe v. Wade's 'Guiding Principle'

January 22, 2014 - 3:09 PM
In a statement commemorating the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Pres. Obama recommitted the nation to Roe v. Wade's "guiding principle":
Obama Holds Baby

Pres. Obama holds baby during a stop for lunch (White House photo).

 

"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 and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."

Ironically, the White House recently distributed an e-mail titled, "Photo: Baby Force One" with a photo of the smiling and playfully holding up a baby "during a stop for lunch at The Coupe in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2014."

Thankfully, this baby is one of those lucky enough to survive to enjoy "freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams."