Public statement released by Obama:
As we mark the 39 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.
Open Letter to President Obama:
Dear Mr. President:
In view of your statement to the press honoring the anniversary of the worst decision ever handed down by our Supreme Court in the history of this nation, I invite you to read the testimony of my abortion on my web site www.armsofgrace.vpweb.com.
I ask you Mr. President, if abortion is about women’s rights, what were my rights? What about my unborn children’s right to life? What about my husband and my living children? What were their rights when the government intruded into our fundamental constitutional rights and ended the life of a family member? My pregnancy was unplanned and unintended, but I chose life for babies. However, my decision was arrogantly ignored by the government doctor. Abortion was not yet legal in all places in 1971 when by babies lives were snuffed out. Their lives ended for no other reason that a government doctor thought their lives would over burden society. The Roe vs Wade decision came two short years later and has caused the deaths of more Americans than all the wars combined.
What about the rights of all those unborn sons and daughters that will never take their first breath because of someone else’s decision? What about the rights of millions of broken and wounded females, mostly young naive girls, who will suffer and sometimes die as a result of abortion? What about the rights of millions of families that are destroyed because of the after effects of abortion?
You are correct Mr. Obama, abortion is a sensitive issue. Life and death issues are always sensitive. The right to end the life of an innocent human being is NOT written into our constitution. Abortion should not be a matter of politics, religion or personal choice. Taking the life of another human being should be a matter of law. Murder is illegal!
Abortion is an unjust law and no matter what our religious, political, or personal views are, no matter what the courts say, abortion will remain UNJUST! It is against the law of nature and nature’s God for a woman to murder her own child. Abortion ends an innocent life and adversely affects the mother and everyone connected to her.
Since 1971, my family and I have lived with the pain and destruction of an abortion that took the lives of members of our family. The scars of that wound are still very sensitive today and run deep into my life. It is like a cancer that has left a gapping hole in my heart.
Please, stop trying to convince young females that abortion is good for them. Please, stop trying to convince young females that they can erase their errors in judgment by destroying the life of their unborn child. There are much worse mistakes in life than an unwed, unplanned pregnancy. Killing your unborn child is one of them!
I pray that you and your wife will change your positions on abortion before you ever have to suffer the pain of knowing that one of your daughters aborted your grandchild. I pray that you will begin to understand the damaging effects of your words before that ever happens. I am praying that God will open your eyes and your heart to the horrors of abortion and you will begin to protect all human life.
Abortion is not reproductive health care! Abortion is not preventive health care! The only thing abortion prevents is LIFE! For the sake of our nation and future generations of Americans, please, stop lying to the American public!
Anna R Penna,
Arms of Grace, Abortion Recovery Ministry