Obama had an interesting description of birth during his gun control speech at the vigil for the Newtown children.
“Someone once described the joy and anxiety of parenthood as the equivalent of having your heart outside of your body all the time, walking around. With their very first cry, this most precious, vital part of ourselves, our child, is suddenly exposed to the world, to possible mishap or malice.”
Let me get this straight: The "most precious, vital part of ourselves” is not exposed at first, and then suddenly becomes exposed to the world? They didn't suddenly become precious and vital with “their very first cry"? They were already precious and vital before they were exposed to mishap and malice? Got it.
It would seem that even though infanticide has been practiced by various cultures around the world, Barack feels no need to explain how “possible mishap or malice” to a baby “violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.”
And yet, one of Barack's assorted reasons for killing the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in Illinois was that “I [would] have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.” You mean, a principle that was accessible to hard-core atheist Christopher Hitchens? Barack would not be able to explain (since it is above his “pay grade,” one assumes) that what gets “exposed to the world, to possible mishap or malice” is the “most precious, vital part of ourselves.” But wait, isn't that what he was explaining at the prayer vigil for the Newtown children when he said that essential liberty was not worth a situation where children's safety was at stake?
|'Cuz he's so consistent...|
Barack intentionally voted to expose the “most precious, vital part of ourselves” to certain “mishap or malice,” because, as a great Constitutional law professor, he decided that that was the price of freedom. Let freedom ring, since in the case of abandoning newborns to die, it apparently does not “violate some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”
Asked if he supported abortion all the way into the ninth month, Barack said blanketly, "I am pro-choice." And he balked at the idea of bringing in a second opinion if a baby shows signs of life following induced labor. It's completely unnecessary, he argued. Hey, Barack, what if it could save just one life, hmmm? I agree that at some point extra laws might not prevent terrible things, but "surely we can do better than this." Are you going to say "that the politics are too hard"? Are you going to say the painful death of babies "is somehow the price" of women's "freedom"?
Barack said of the little ones of Newtown, “God has called them all home.” And what other little ones are being called home, Barack? The ones you fought to not be saved lest Abortion-palooza not be possible?
“[As President he's] helping the country in a quasi-ministerial role, trying to bring meaning to an event that seems fundamentally meaningless.”*Thank you, quasi-minister Obama, for helping us navigate the moral swamp in determining which children to protect, which rights are worth giving up, and which moral trade-offs are worth making. Let us kiss your ring.