America Would Have Been Short of A Good Senator

In 1960 Dunham's parents moved to Hawaii to pursue further business opportunities in the new state. She soon enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she studied anthropology. She met Barack Obama Sr., a student from Kenya and the school's first African student, in a Russian language class at the University. When they became engaged, both sets of parents opposed the marriage, with Obama's father in particular objecting. Nevertheless, the couple married on February 2, 1961 in Maui, Hawaii, after discovering she was pregnant.

On August 4, 1961, at age 18, she gave birth to her first child in Honolulu, named Barack Obama II.

Had his mother chose to abort him after discovering she was pregnant at 18 (because both sets of parents opposed the marriage), America would have been short of a good senator.

The unborn child is always an innocent party, and no law may permit the taking of his life. Even when a child is conceived through rape or incest, the fault is not the child’s, who should not suffer death for others’ sins.