February 4, 2008


Obama More Pro-Choice Than NARAL (Amanda B. Carpenter, 12/26/2006, Human Events)

In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. That same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush. Only 15 members of the U.S. House opposed it, and it passed the Senate unanimously on a voice vote.

Both the Illinois and the federal bill sought equal treatment for babies who survived premature inducement for the purpose of abortion and wanted babies who were born prematurely and given live-saving medical attention.

When the federal bill was being debated, NARAL Pro-Choice America released a statement that said, “Consistent with our position last year, NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act ... floor debate served to clarify the bill’s intent and assure us that it is not targeted at Roe v. Wade or a woman’s right to choose.”

But Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. Twice, the Induced Infant Liability Act came up in the Judiciary Committee on which he served. At its first reading he voted “present.” At the second he voted “no.”

The bill was then referred to the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired after the Illinois Senate went Democratic in 2003. As chairman, he never called the bill up for a vote.

Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 4, 2008 6:56 PM

This issue defies explanation and/or defense. One concise TV commercial, one direct question, and Obama would probably lose 10% of his support overnight. Sure, many on the Left won't care and will shriek at such an ad. But this isn't even a question of 'viability'. It's a question of humanity, and as a Christian I would not hesitate to ask Barack Hussein Obama which God he worships, because it is clearly not the God of the Bible.

Posted by: ratbert at February 5, 2008 1:38 AM

Double ditto, of course.

A Rectification of Names moment: The phrase "pro-choice" leaps out at us. We must not accept these words to describe this horror. The Kindermord is "pro-death," and nothing else.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 5, 2008 5:01 AM

I know Jill, and no one is better on these issues than she is.


Posted by: Bruno at February 5, 2008 7:36 AM