A short while ago, former Governor, former Mayor, former VP candidate, former beauty queen and would-be czarina Sarah Palin said something very interesting. Not smart, mind you, but interesting. She said that President Obama was the “most pro-abortion President in our history.”
Wow, how’s that one!
Ironically, Ms. Palin’s comments actually made me think, as opposed to her usual comments which normally make my eyes roll into the back of my head. What did she mean by that comment?
Well, we know he’s pro-choice, that’s very clear. But what does it mean when you have a pro-choice President sitting in the White House?
The first thing, of course, is that if he had an opportunity, it means he will appoint a Supreme Court justice who will defend Roe v Wade. Looks like he’s done that so far.
Next, there are various bills in the Congress that are supported by the pro-choice community. The main one is the “Freedom of Choice Act,” which basically would codify the Roe v Wade decision. That bill, which has been around as far back to the 1980’s when I worked at the National Abortion Rights Action League, has never gotten anywhere. If I recall correctly, it’s never even had a hearing in a committee. Sure, at some point during the campaign Obama did say he would sign that bill if it came to his desk but he knows damn well it ain’t getting to his desk. And, believe me, he is not on the phone every day urging Members of Congress to co-sponsor that bill or to hold a hearing on it. He just isn’t that dumb.
Then there was the health care bill where he had to sign an Executive Order – which is a really big deal – to confirm that NO money in any of these new programs would be used to subsidize abortions. He practically put his kids up as collateral to confirm that not one dime would be used for abortion. Indeed, the pro-choice groups are still pissed off at him for doing that.
So, the bottom line, as far as I can see, is that he has done nothing to promote a “pro-abortion” agenda. Then what is Sarah thinking? I started doing some research and, in an exclusive report, will now reveal some tapes we just uncovered that prove Ms. Palin’s point:
Scene: The Oval Office
Raum Emmanuel (Chief of Staff): “Good morning, Mr. President. Do you have time to discuss today’s agenda?”
The President: “Raum, my main man! (High fives are exchanged). Okay, I think for the next week our message should be that we need more abortions in this country.”
Emmanuel: “Right on, Mr. President. Exactly how do you propose we do that?”
The President: “Well, the first thing we gotta do is stop subsidizing any forms of birth control. Then, let’s make it illegal to get emergency contraception over the counter. Let’s start pushing all of that abstinence-only crap. And, finally, let’s propose that we give a $500 tax credit to anyone who has an abortion.”
Emmanuel: “You da man! I’ll get on it right away.”
The President: “Cool. This will definitely turn things around for us. Okay, now I gotta pack for another vacation…”
- Palin Criticizes Obama On Abortion: Most Pro-Abortion President Ever (huffingtonpost.com)
- Palin criticizes Obama, Fla. gov on abortion (sfgate.com)
- Palin criticizes Obama, Fla. gov on abortion (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- The Tea Party’s Abortion Agenda (thedailybeast.com)
- Family Feud on Tour in Districts of Pro-Life Dems Who Voted for Health Care Reform (politicsdaily.com)