He can’t seem to escape it. A short time ago, Barak Obama made a comment regarding his young daughters– that if they “made a mistake” he didn’t want them “punished with an STD or a child” (paraphrase). So, when the Compassion Forum came up, the moderator gave him a chance to clarify his comment:
What I was saying was that my daughters are 9 and 6. And so if, at the age of 12 or 13, they made what I would consider to be a mistake, in having sex or unprotected sex, and ended up getting pregnant – I think that statistically we know 12- or 13-year-olds who are having children are much more likely to be impoverished, are much more likely to have health problems, are much more likely to have trouble raising that child.
I find it repugnant to think that 12 year olds and 13 year olds are having sex. I think this is a direct result of all this sex ed we force children to have, and I’d like to see someone provide statistics to prove that this is something that’s “always been with us.”
Mr. Obama lowered the age so that it would seem more appropriate to call the baby a punishment, but made the scenarios even more sickening.
Jill Stanek wraps up this conversation quite nicely:
If, God forbid, Obama’s daughters do have sex at age 12, whether by dysfunctional consent or nonconsensually, Obama voted against a parental notification law as Illinois state senator, where his daughters live. So he voted against being notified if they abort.
And as U.S. senator, Obama voted against a law prohibiting interstate trafficking of minors for abortions without parental consent. So an adult rapist could whisk his daughters for an out-of-state clandestine abortion without his ever knowing, by his choice.
So, basically, he supports a 12 year old having an abortion without their parent’s knowledge. What does that say about who parents are in the life of their children?