(CNSNews.com) – Former presidential candidate and conservative-values advocate Gary Bauer said President Barack Obama’s legacy should be the fruit of his pro-abortion policies: more killed by abortion than the number of jobs created.
“This ought to be the epitaph of this administration: In the last five years under this president more babies have been aborted than jobs have been created,” Bauer said on Friday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C.
“Now that is a good summary of this president,” said Bauer, who is president of the nonprofit American Values. “Few things make Barack Obama more passionate than abortion on demand.”
About 1.2 million babies were aborted surgically in the United States in 2008 (or about 100,000 per month), according to the Guttmacher Institute. If that number has stayed generally constant, then over the last five and a half years of the Obama administration, about 6.6 million babies have been aborted.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics seasonally-adjusted employment numbers, there were 142,152,000 million people employed in January 2009, when Obama was inaugurated. In May 2014, the latest month on record, there were 145,814,000 people employed–an increase of 3,662,000 million.
(According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally-adjusted employment numbers, there were 140,436,000 employed in January 2014 and 146,398,000 in May 2014–an increase of 5,962,000.)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which keeps abortion data but does not get abortion statistics from California, Florida, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Vermont, reported that in 2008 there were 825,564 abortions in the states that do report to it. In 2009, there were 789,651 abortions; and in in 2010, 765,651 abortions–in the limited number of states (not counting the large states of California and Florida) that reported to it. (The latest abortion data from the CDC covers only through 2010.)
Bauer also said that during the presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, Obama sought to have the phrase changed in the Democratic Party Platform on abortion from “Abortions should be safe, legal and rare” in 2004 to “the Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay…”
“Obama’s operatives said ‘Why rare? I mean we should be proud of this. Why would we want something that is such a wonderful right to be rare?’” Bauer said.
“That’s how radical this guy is on abortion,” Obama said. “And, by the way, he totally ignores the fact that it’s black babies disproportionally that never get to take the first breath of freedom in this country,” said Bauer.
“And it’s black women that are being exploited by abortion-on-demand as Planned Parenthood intentionally locates abortion clinics in inner cities all over America,” he said. “The president of the United States ought to be ashamed of himself for being part of this and what it does for black communities.”