Saturday, July 05, 2008

Obama supports infanticide

Nat Hentoff did an article recently calling Barack Obama the "Infanticide Candidate. After pointing out a number of characteristics that Hentoff kiled in Obama, he apporached the subject of abortion. Hentoff writes

"But on abortion, Obama is an extremist. He has opposed the Supreme Court decision that finally upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act against that form of infanticide. Most startlingly, for a professed humanist, Obama -- in the Illinois Senate -- also voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. I have reported on several of those cases when, before the abortion was completed, an alive infant was suddenly in the room. It was disposed of as a horrified nurse who was not necessarily pro-life followed the doctors' orders to put the baby in a pail or otherwise get rid of the child."

Hentoff is no right wing mouthpiece. The award winning liberal columnist has taken on the pro-abortion liberal establishment for years. His comments have not gone without notice. Deal Hudson on wrote an article recently commenting on this very point.

There are a lot of people who do not want to know the truth about Barack Obama's position on abortion. During this election season it is imperative that the truth be shouted from the housetops and whispered in the halls that Obama not only is pro-abortion, but he is pro-infanticide.

Jill Stanek in her latest article about Obama and the infanticide issue wrote "Over the years, Obama or his surrogates have mischaracterized Illinois' Born Alive Act and his reasons for opposing it at least 10 different ways."

She went on to explain

But Obama's most flagrant lie, perpetuated by both NARAL and the Obama campaign after CNN ran a fair analysis on June 30 of Obama's opposition to Born Alive, is as NARAL wrote in a rebuttal:

The Illinois bill did not include a provision that explicitly avoided entanglement in the abortion debate, as the federal bill did. It is inaccurate for any reporter, commentator, or surrogate for the McCain campaign to suggest otherwise.

This was in response to Bennett's assertion that "the 2003 bill had exactly the same language as the federal bill, and Barack Obama voted against it."

Bennett was absolutely right, NARAL and Obama are absolutely lying.

The definition of "born alive" was the same in both versions. It was copied from the World Health Organization definition of "born alive" created in 1950, which the United Nations adopted in 1955.

But the final version of the federal Born Alive statute added the provision:

Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being "born alive" as defined in this section.

This was a fig leaf to cover pro-abortion legislators and groups who had automatically opposed Born Alive without realizing the ramifications. They needed to save face to support the bill.

But careful analysis of the brilliant wording of the provision indicates it actually says, basically, "Saying postborn babies are legal persons is not saying preborn babies aren't legal persons."

My point in bringing this up to to show how disingenuous Obama supporters have become in their defense of their candidate.

It is amazing that the simple truth infuriates the abortion apologists. But then isn't it always the case when it comes to abortion. The truth is always the first casualty.


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