And people wonder why it is outrageous to many Catholics that President Obama is being given an honorary degree at Notre Dame and giving the commencement address.
The President’s nominee for White House Office of Legal Council, Dawn Johnsen, is against the partial-birth abortion ban. This is how the nominee describes preganancy in her amicus curiae brief in the case Webster v. Reproductive Health Services:
…Johnsen said that abortion restrictions “reduce pregnant women to no more than fetal containers.”
Johnsen attacked arguments that pregnant women consent to their pregnancy, saying those “who are the inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery no more ‘consent’ to pregnancy than pedestrians ‘consent’ to being struck by drunk drivers.”
She also said that the experience of abortion is “no longer traumatic” and claimed most women respond to an abortion with “relief.”
And here I was thinking that abortion was not about birth control… who knew?!