Rep. Chris Smith: Obama Is the ‘Abortion President’

By Elizabeth Harrington | January 25, 2013 | 2:17 PM EST

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) ( Starr)

( – Speaking at a rally for the 40th annual March for Life on Friday, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said President Barack Obama is the “abortion president.”

“Someday future generations of Americans will look back at America and wonder how and why such a seemingly enlightened society could have failed to protect the innocent and inconvenient,” Smith told thousands of pro-life Americans who gathered on the National Mall.

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“They will wonder how and why a Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, who spoke eloquently about caring, cherishing and safeguarding all of our children, could have simultaneously been the abortion president,” he said.

“Know this, Mr. President: we will never quit,” Smith said. “In our adversity, our faith and trust in God is tested, but it is also deepened and overcomes and forges an indomitable yet humble spirit.”

Smith quoted from Obama’s second inaugural address on Monday, in which he said: “Together, we can resolve that a great nation must care for the vulnerable,” and “Our journey is not complete until all of our children are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.”

“We indeed, Mr. President, must care for the vulnerable, but that also includes unborn children and their mothers. No one gets left behind. No one gets left out,” Smith said.

“All people are created—not born—created equal,” he said. “And our journey is not complete until all of our children, including the child in the womb, are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.

“Yet, President Obama systematically and aggressively promotes abortion at home and overseas,” Smith added. “Despite the fact that taxpayer-subsidized Planned Parenthood claims direct responsibility for killing over 6 million babies, Planned Parenthood remains President Obama’s favorite organization. How tragic!”

Every January, hundreds of thousands convene on the nation’s capital to call for an end to abortion in the March for Life, coinciding with the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. This year marked the 40th anniversary of both the decision and the march.

Since its legalization in 1973, there have been 55 million abortions in the United States.