Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Obama and His Worshipers: “Partial Birth Abortion is an Exercise in Liberty”

By Heather Mathews for PPSIMMONS         

On Tuesday May 29, 2012, (P)Resident Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.  The Presidential Medal of Freedom, as Obama put it, is “the highest civilian honor this country can bestow.”  What, exactly, did Justice Stevens do to warrant such a high honor?

He wrote a Supreme Court opinion arguing that a woman was exercising her right to "liberty" when she hired a doctor to kill her child through the procedure known as partial-birth abortion.1

"That holding--that the word 'liberty' in the Fourteenth Amendment includes a woman’s right to make this difficult and extremely personal decision--makes it impossible for me to understand how a State has any legitimate interest in requiring a doctor to follow any procedure other than the one that he or she reasonably believes will best protect the woman in her exercise of this constitutional liberty," Justice Stevens wrote in his concurring opinion in Stenberg v. Carhart.2, 3  He also joined in the dissent on the Gonzales v. Carhart case, which upheld the ban on partial-birth abortion.4, 5

The official citation for Steven’s Medal of Freedom lauds him for his commitment to “the noble vision of our nation’s founders.”6

Noble?  Committing, or aiding and abetting, murder is noble?  No matter which way you look at it, the taking of a human life is undoubtedly one of the most heinous crimes one can think of taking part in.  It is a horrible thing when that person is an adult, horrifying when it is a child: why, then, is it considered “just another day at the office” for the abortion doctor or the people charged with legislating who is worthy of life?  Should we not be even more enraged and disgusted that the slaughtered unborn did not get a chance to say, “hey, what about MY right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness?”  Does the fact that they are unable to physically speak for themselves relegate them to the land of the non-living?  What about the scores of botched abortions where the baby comes out screaming and crying, undoubtedly aware that something, or someone, was hurting them?  If the abortion advocates have seen one the many videos available on the internet of a partial-birth abortion, they would have nightmares for weeks- if they had a heart anyway.  Anyone who can watch that and still think, ‘eh, not worth saving, it’s not a living being anyway,’ must be the very embodiment of evil.  Obama celebrating evil with an award that the outside world would see as representative of the people of the United States is nothing short of inviting condemnation upon us all.

1 Obama Gives Medal of Freedom to Justice Who Called Partial-Birth Abortion Exercise of 'Liberty'

2 Stevens, J., concurring, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,


4 Ginsburg, J., dissenting, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,

5 Justice Kennedy, Opinion of the Court, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,

See also video: cries for help during procedure- 12 weeks


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