Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Obama threatens veto on late-term abortion ban

On Monday, the White House issued a statement which attacked a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of fetal age (or 22 weeks of gestation) and threaten a veto of it.  Here is part of the White House statement:

The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 1797, which would unacceptably restrict women's health and reproductive rights and is an assault on a woman's right to choose.  Women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care, and Government should not inject itself into decisions best made between a woman and her doctor.

Forty years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed a woman's constitutional right to privacy, including the right to choose.  This bill is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and shows contempt for women's health and rights, the role doctors play in their patients' health care decisions, and the Constitution.

Over and over again, President Obama has shown that he doesn't accept any legislation which restricts abortion, even very late-term abortions where unborn children feel pain.