Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This would be hilariously ironic if the topic wasn't so tragic

The President of the United States released the following statement commemorating the anniversay of the Roe v. Wade decision (emphasis mine):

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.

 Everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams....except for the 55,000,000 people who never got the chance thanks to the legal perversion that the President and his political allies celebrate as a great day for this nation. Celebrating Roe v. Wade as a victory for equal opportunity is like celebrating Plessy v. Ferguson as a victory for equal rights. One would hope that the first President to have ancestry in a race that has been historically discriminated against, dehumanized and marginalized would be the most vocal champion of the millions of Americans who have likewise been dehumanized and marginalized. Sadly the very opposite is the case and we are inflicted once more with the spectacle of a President of the United States celebrating the legalized murder of her people.

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