Speaker of the House John Boehner yesterday via a pre-recorded video addressed an anti-abortion protest called March for Life, saying ending abortion in 2013 is “one of our most fundamental goals.”
It’s truly shocking that the man who is two heartbeats away from the presidency would state publicly one of his top goals is to defy law settled by the Supreme Court forty years ago, Roe v. Wade, but there you have it.
Boehner, a Republican, also stated that “[working to end] abortion is a defining human rights issue of our time.”
“Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things. It’s about promoting a culture of life. It’s about understanding that abortion is a defining human rights issue of our time. Because human life is not an economic or political commodity, and no government on Earth has the right to treat it as such.
“With all that’s at stake, it is becoming more and more important for us to share this truth with our young people, to encourage them to lock arms, speak out for life, and help make abortion a relic of the past. Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year.“
Speaker Boehner, 63, a Roman Catholic, married, with two daughters, last year battled President Obama‘s policy expanding access to birth control.
“In a rare floor speech Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) demanded that the Obama administration reverse its new rule requiring most employers’ insurance plans to cover birth control with no co-pay for employees. Boehner pledged to take legislative action if the administration refuses to reverse,” The Huffington Post reported in February:
Echoing the argument of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, one of the most powerful lobbying groups on the issue of birth control, Boehner called the coverage mandate “an unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country” because it includes religiously affiliated organizations, such as schools and hospitals.
Speaker Boehner’s official position, therefore, is anti-abortion and anti-contraception.
Do the math.
In “John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is ‘One Of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year’,” Laura Bassett at The Huffington Post noted:
Several lawmakers made it out to the [March for Life] protest to address the crowd in person. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) touted a bill she recently introduced that would strip Title X family planning funds from Planned Parenthood, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a sermon that called for a “spiritual cleansing.”
“Our nation is adrift, adrift in a wilderness where right and wrong have become subservient to a hedonism of the moment,” Paul said. “I believe our country is in need of a spiritual cleansing.”
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