President Obama is once again showing his tendency for doublespeak regarding abortion. The man who once declared the question of when life begins as above his pay grade recently held an economic townhall-style meeting where the issue of abortion was raised by a participant.
Obama, whose speaking skills allow him to answer questions without really answering them, began by explaining that abortions must be “safe, legal, and rare” while admitting that the “interests shift” once the unborn child is at a certain developmental stage, allowing for what he called “appropriate” restrictions on late-term abortions. The answer is classic Obama; it neither charms nor alienates. Both liberals and conservatives would be dissatisfied with his answer for its vagueness.
Speaking of abortions as “safe” and “legal” is dog-whistle politics at its best: His pro-abortion base knows the phrase means fully accessible abortions at any stage of the pregnancy. The term “rare” doesn’t mean that abortions will decrease. If anything, it merely means that surgical abortions might stay at the same level or slightly decrease. However, it is an INCREASE in chemical abortions that allows for this leveling in surgical abortions. This chemical abortion increase is accomplished through the wider distribution of abortive contraceptives like the birth control pills, patches, rings, etc. Such is the goal of the Obama administration — spending taxpayer dollars in the distribution of free (abortive) contraceptives.
Furthermore, President Obama would do well to be honest about his own voting history when it comes to late-term abortions. While an Illinois state senator, he voted against a bill that would require medical care for babies born alive after abortions. If the interests have truly “shifted” from that of the mother to the child after a certain point, why then did he vote against protecting those children, even after they are born?
President Obama isn’t doing himself any favors by remaining purposefully confusing on the issue of abortion. His liberal, pro-abortion base is demotivated with his seeming retreat on “late-term abortions” and most pro-lifers see his slick talk for what it is: political doublespeak.
Watch the video below:
Obama questioned on abortion, religion
An event about the economy turned personal when President Obama was asked about his views on abortion and Christianity.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. (NKJV)