This is a reprint of an article from April of this year because it seems more relevant now than it did then. Obama has labeled Romney an extremist on the abortion issue, even though Romney supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is in danger.
Obama is among the most extreme abortion advocates in the country. He believes in live birth abortions.
To give you an idea of how extreme President Obama’s views are, consider his actions while serving in the Illinois state senate.
When President Obama served in the state senate, he would not vote for the “born alive bill” because he was concerned that it would infringe on abortion rights.
Born alive refers to babies who live after an abortion. The bill would declare them human beings with the rights of human beings.
This bill stemmed from a case in which an aborted baby was born alive and being brought to a linen closet to die. A nurse intervened and took care of the baby until he died. She brought the case to the attention of authorities and this bill grew out of the event.
Obama believes in preserving abortion rights even at the expense of a born alive baby, whom he refers to as a fetus in an effort to dehumanize the baby.
President Obama, for four years, said that it was the wording of the bill which was problematic since it put abortion at risk. He said he would have voted for it if the wording was the same as the federal bill. However, he wouldn’t vote for a bill identical to the federal bill, something he admitted in 2008.
The nonpartison group FactCheck.org has since corroborated that Obama voted against identical legislation as passed overwhelmingly on the federal level and then misrepresented his vote.
This is not a man who will work with religious organizations on the issue of exempting them because it violates their core beliefs. He believes his government supersedes our constitutional freedoms.
I included President Obama’s reasoning on the issue in two audio formats:
President Obama was the only state senator opposed to the bill. He stood alone in his extremism.
He claimed it was too much trouble and too upsetting to the mother to call in two doctors to determine if the born alive baby is viable. If you will notice in this recording, he will only refer to the baby as a fetus though they are talking about a live child outside the womb:
Jill Stanek talks about the live-birth abortions:
The following is Obama’s voting record on the “born alive” bill as a state senator:
Senate Bill 1095, Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Obama’s “no” vote in the IL Senate Judiciary Committeehere, March 28, 2001
Transcript of Obama’s verbal opposition to Born Alive on the IL Senate floor, March 30, 2001, pages 84-90
Obama’s “present” vote on the IL Senate floor, March 30, 2001
Senate Bill 1662, Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Obama’s “no” vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, March 6, 2002
Transcript of Obama’s verbal opposition to Born Alive on the IL Senate floor, April 4, 2002, pages 28-35
Obama’s “no” vote on the IL Senate floor, April 4, 2002
Listen to audio from Obama’s 2002 IL Senate floor debate wherein he argued that while babies might be aborted alive, it would be a “burden” to a mother’s “original decision” to assess and treat them.
Meanwhile, the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act with a “neutrality clause” addedpassed the U.S. Senate 98-0, the U.S. House overwhelmingly, and was signed into law August 5, 2002. The pro-abortion group NARAL expressed neutrality on the bill.
Senate Bill 1082, Born Alive Infant Protection Act
Democrats took control of the IL Senate with the 2002 elections. This year Born Alive was sent to the Health & Human Services Committee, chaired by Barack Obama.
As can be seen on the vote docket, Obama first voted to amend SB1082 to add the “neutrality clause” from the federal version of Born Alive to the IL version to make them absolutely identical. (DP#1 means “Do Pass Amendment #1.)
Then Obama voted against the identical version. (DPA means, “Do Pass as Amended.)
Additional corroboration of Obama’s vote: IL State Senate Republican Staff Analysis of SB 1082, March 12-13, 2003, bottom of page 2
For 4 years following his 2003 vote Obama misrepresented it, stating the wording of the IL version of Born Alive was not the same as the federal version, and he would have voted for it if so. As recently as August 16, 2008, Obama made this false assertion.
But when evidence presented was irrefutable, Obama’s campaign on August 18, 2008, admitted the truth to the New York Sun.
Michelle Obama gave her support for late term partial birth abortions with a fundraising letter in 2004. She claims in the letter that there is no provision to protect the health of the mother, which is clearly untrue. Is this what Americans want? A President who claims his opponent is the extremist when no one is more extreme than he is on the issue.
The DNC has adopted a platform in support of partial birth abortion and the following is a description of the procedure:
The following is a description of Partial-Birth Abortion. While I support the original Roe vs. Wade, I view this as murder. I warn you this is graphic but murder is always is:
The definition of partial-birth abortion in H.R. 1833 is “an abortion in which the
person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing
the fetus and completing the delivery.” A number of physicians were involved in the
drafting of this language to ensure that it is medically accurate and does not encompass
any other form of abortion or legitimate medical procedure.
Registered nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer witnessed several partial-birth abortions while
working for an Ohio abortionist. She described one of these abortions in a July 9, 1995,
letter to Congressman Tony Hall:
The baby’s body was moving. His little fingers were clasping together. He was kicking
his feet. All the while his little head was still stuck inside. Dr. Haskell took a pair of
scissors and inserted them into the back of the baby’s head. Then he opened the scissors
up. Then he stuck the high-powered suction tube into the hole and sucked the baby’s
brains out. [EWTN]