For all of his disingenuous statements, his propensity for saying one thing and doing another, for hiding his real agenda, Obama is dead right and sincere on the issue of fatherhood.
One of today’s American tragedies is the lack of fathers present in too many households. It doesn’t take an educated person or a study to know that children suffer significant harm by not having a Daddy present in their lives.
From the right-to-life standpoint, we do have a study which tells us women sometimes abort their second or third child because Dad is AWOL in the upbringing of an existing child or children. The women don’t complain about lack of money, but the absence of Dad. It is heartbreaking to think of children missing their Dads and wondering why they aren’t loved.
By addressing the issue head on and showing what a role model he is, Obama could have a major influence on these cowardly men who don’t care enough to love and care for their own children.