President Obama caused a big ruckus this weekend by speaking at Notre Dame’s graduation, and receiving an honorary degree. Being that Obama is pro-choice (in favor of abortion) and speaking at a Catholic university that is explicitly pro-life, there was bound to be protests about his appearance. Many in the media who are pro-choice loved Obama’s speech and have deemed it a victorious achievement on his part and one of his best speeches ever.
Yet looking at the actual content of Obama’s speech there is nothing new, fresh, or great about it. Rather the speech is convoluted in logic and hides misleading content behind flowering rhetoric. Here are the important lines from his speech.
“(both sides) can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions.
“So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term.”
Whenever I hear any talk about reducing abortions my brain is frozen with the question; why? If there is nothing immoral about abortion, if it is not killing a human, than why focus on reducing abortions? It is akin to saying lets reduce mole removals, or wisdom teeth removals. Why are there no agendas to limit these surgical procedures?
This question MUST be asked by any thoughtful journalist the next time any politician begins with this kind of reducing abortion talk.
In addition, it is begging the question to move right onto the issue of choice and speaking of the heart wrenching matter of a woman choosing an abortion without first addressing the central question of the whole debate; what is the unborn? If the unborn are human than talking about choice is simply horrific. It is akin to saying a woman has a right to murder her toddler if done in the privacy of her own home and she has wrestled with the question. There is nothing personal or private about abortion, just like it would not be acceptable to say, “I am personally against slavery but I do not want to impose upon others choice to own or not own slaves.” We must do better than this.
I implore all of you to not fall for this double-speak that is riddled with contradictions from Obama. He must tell us why someone who is for abortion would want to work to reduce them and not wisdom teeth removal, or mole removal.