“Progressives must not portray all abortions as tragedies. . . Senator Hillary Clinton, in a 2005 speech commendable for setting forth a prochoice, pro-prevention, pro-family agenda, took the aspiration a step in the wrong direction when she called for policy changes so that abortion ‘does not ever have to be exercised or only in very rare circumstances.”
- Dawn Johnsen in The Constitution in 2020
Anyone notice a pattern here? President Obama has appointed Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. As with Sibelius, the hearings are imminent and she is about as pro-abortion as one can possibly get without actually taking up the instruments of the trade into her hands.
Quotes from a Supreme Court amicus brief she authored in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services:
“The argument that women who become pregnant have in some sense consented to the pregnancy belies reality…and others who are the inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery no more ‘consent’ to pregnancy than pedestrians ‘consent’ to being struck by drunk drivers.’”
“Statutes that curtail her abortion choice are disturbingly suggestive of involuntary servitude, prohibited by the Thirteenth Amendment, in that forced pregnancy requires a woman to provide continuous physical service to the fetus in order to further the state’s asserted interest.”
“The woman is constantly aware for nine months that her body is not wholly her own: the state has conscripted her body for its own ends. Thus, abortion restrictions, ‘reduce pregnant women to no more than fetal containers.’”
And a quote a Supreme Court amicus brief she authored in Bray v. Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic:
“The ‘terrorist’ behavior of petitioners is remarkably similar to the conspiracy of violence and intimidation carried out by the Ku Klux Klan...”
If you don't pay your taxes and think a pregnant belly is a tomb, your chances of being appointed by Mr. Obama are very good.
*Contact your senators and tell them to vote NO.