I know, I was surprised, too. Especially after this declaration.
But this past Father’s Day, he spoke at a church in Chicago.
If we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that too many fathers also are missing, missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men.” He added, “We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception … what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child. It’s the courage to raise one.”
Don’t worry, Obama supporters. I’m sure his innate understanding that a child stems from the moment of conception won’t interfere with his liberal policies on abortion.
All sarcasm aside for a moment, Obama may think that the epidemic of father-absenteeism is another valid reason to support abortion on demand. He may feel America would be a better place if it wasn’t hindered by elevated poverty and crime rates directly related to fatherless households. And yet, to abort babies bound to grow up without active paternal presence is to abort Barack Obama himself, as he was “raised mostly without a father.”