Obama: Banning late-term abortion shows ‘contempt’ for ‘the Constitution,’ assaults women’s rights

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite News

 

President Barack Obama has announced that, if Trent Franks’ bill to restrict late-term abortion nationwide passes, he will veto it.

 

In a Statement of Administration Policy, the president called the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797) “an assault on a woman’s right to choose” and said it shows “contempt for…the Constitution.”

 

“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,” he said. “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.”

 

He contended his administration is working to “minimize the need for abortion” by “expand[ing] access to contraception,” a reference to either the HHS mandate or his decision to allow the abortifacient Plan B to be sold over the counter to minor girls without a prescription.

 

Just last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to answer a reporter’s question about the president’s view of the abortion ban, saying on that Obama “has been absolutely clear about where he stands.”

 

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