The View From 1776
Monday, June 23, 2008
Senator Obama expresses pious sentiments about family integrity, but actively supports abortion, the practice that is most destructive to families.
Senator Obama has been lauded by the media for his Fathers’ Day speech about family and fatherhood, a pale shadow of Bill Cosby’s earlier and more courageous exhortations. Given the Senator’s consistent advocacy of liberal-progressive-socialist immorality and of even the most gruesome forms of abortion, his speech was the equivalent of an illegal arms dealer praising the virtues of international peace.
But such hypocrisy is not uncommon for Senator Obama, who, like Senator John Kerry, regularly backs away from supposedly firm positions he had earlier espoused. For example, his support for, then backing away from, Rev. Wright’s anti-American, white-hatred preaching, along with his early declaration of intent to hold unconditional talks with Iran’s Ahmadinijad, then beating a hasty retreat when foreign policy experts revealed the idiocy of that tactic.
The surge of out-of-wedlock sex and single-parent families was given impetus by the legalization of abortion through the 1973 ultra vires legislative enactment by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. The effect was to give an official Federal imprimatur for sexual promiscuity. Indeed, sexual promiscuity and abortion are now regarded by liberal-progressive-socialsists as Constitutional rights hidden in the shadows and penumbras of the Fourth Amendment.
Roe v. Wade’s inevitable consequence was births of children to unmarried, teenage girls at rates never before experienced in human history.
Impetus also came from linking abortion to the feminist revolution that championed equality in all respects between men and women, including sexual promiscuity, theretofore thought to be beneath the dignity and self-worth of women.
Legalized abortion has, without question, seriously eroded the foundation of traditional families. This conclusion is attested to in a study published by Harvard, no friend to traditionalism and the Constitution.
The Spread of Single-Parent Families
in the United States since 1960
By David T. Ellwood and Christopher Jencks
John F. Kennedy School of Government
The spread of single-mother families has therefore played a major role in the persistence of poverty. In 1964, when Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, only 30 percent of poor families with children were headed by single mothers. Since the late 1970s the figure has been about 60 percent…
McLanahan and Sandefur (1994) assembled data from a number of American surveys showing that children who grew up with both of their biological parents performed better on school achievement tests, had fewer children as teenagers, finished high school more often, attended college more often, and earned more in early adulthood…For our purposes their most important finding was that children raised by both of their biological parents did better than children raised in any alternative arrangement…