Babies: Punishment Or Miracles?

It appears that Barack Obama got himself into a little rhetorical trouble last weekend when he referred to unwanted babies as punishment:

Speaking about sex education at an event in Pennsylvania Saturday, Obama said, according to the Christian Broadcasting Network, that he will educate his young daughters but “if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.”

Pro-choicers really have no idea how callous they sound, sometimes. Good lord…that’s his grand kid he’s talking about. And did he just compare an unwanted baby with an STD?

When Obama strays away from the pre-written script, he tends to run into trouble, doesn’t he?

Tommy Vietor, an Obama spokesman tried to clarify his remarks on Monday:

“What Sen. Obama said and what he believes is clear — children are ‘miracles,’ but we have a problem when so many children are having children,” Vietor said. “As Sen. Obama said on Saturday — and on many other occasions — parents have a responsibility to teach their children about values and morals to help make sure they are not treating sex casually. And while he understands the passions on both sides of this difficult issue, Sen. Obama believes we can all agree that we should be taking steps to reduce the number of teen pregnancies and abortions in this country.”

They’re “miracles” when you want them.

Punishment when you don’t.

Got it.

Here’s some additional information on Obama’s very impressive pro-abort creds.

9 thoughts on “Babies: Punishment Or Miracles?

  1. This is the same POS who opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. I’m not sure it’s possible to be more anti-life than that!

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  2. I had a chance to be a dad when I was 24, but we were selfish and shallow and went the abortion route instead.

    Biggest. Mistake. Of. My. Life.

    That kid would be 26 years old this year. It still hurts.

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  3. But you know…if all you heard was rhetoric like Barry Obama’s it probably didn’t seem like the terrible thing it was.

    Abortion corrupts everything.

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  4. I’d like to know who would want their daughter to get pregnant as a teen? Seriously. That’s what Obama was talking about. How do we keep our daughters from having to go through the decision making hardships which follow an unwanted pregnancy?

    I do not want my daughter to get pregnant at 16. I want her to wait to have sex in a committed relationship with a man she loves, and, more importantly, with a man who loves & respects her. I don’t want her to have to make the tough choices that go hand in hand with an unwanted pregnancy – do I keep the baby even though I’m not ready – do I put the child up for adoption & always wonder where the baby is & if the baby is okay – or do I terminate & live with the possible guilt and what-ifs. None of those choices are appealing. Having to make those choices is not only a consequence, but a punishment. Babies are miracles – but the factors which brought them into the world may not be. A teenage girl denied information on birth control who then gets pregnant is indeed punished with horrible, life-altering decisions.

    I’m teaching my daughter that abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy & STDs – but I also want her to learn about birth control – in case she has a lapse in judgement & does have sex outside marriage. Education is the only answer to preventing unwanted pregnancies.

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  5. Ma’am…with all due respect, my post was about what he actually said, not what he meant. Sometimes the callous way people put things tells you more than you want to know about them.

    I detect some mushy headed thinking…

    None of those choices are appealing. Having to make those choices is not only a consequence, but a punishment.

    Punishment requires a punisher. Who’s doing the punishing? Who are you blaming for her getting pregnant and having to make an unappealing choice?

    Here are some better words to ponder….love, honor, and responsibility.

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  6. I was 16 when I had my first child. He is now turning 20 I never thought ever that it was a punishment or an std. I wouldn’t change any of it I love my son.
    I had adults tell me to abort he would ruin my life and my body but I stayed in my moral grounding and did what was right rather then what was convenient.
    It sounds awful and hurtful to hear people say such things its punishment, its a tumor, just cells?? Really when one looks in the mirror and says well I’m just cells or a tumor I was just a punishment its demoralizing IMO.

    So, I really agree with you on that Pro-choicers really have no idea how callous they sound. Specially to those of us who choose pro life.

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