Friday, August 22, 2008

Obama and Late Term Abortion

Some details about Senator Obama's positions on late-term abortion, when he was in the Illinois legislature, are emerging, specifically, on something called the "Born Alive Infant Protection Act" in 2001-02. Andrew McCarthy, over at National Review Online writes today:

There wasn’t any question about what was happening. The abortions were going wrong. The babies weren’t cooperating. They wouldn’t die as planned. Or, as Illinois state senator Barack Obama so touchingly put it, there was “movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead.” . . .

They were coming out alive. Born alive. Babies. Vulnerable human beings Obama, in his detached pomposity, might otherwise include among “the least of my brothers.” But of course, an abortion extremist can’t very well be invoking Saint Matthew, can he? So, for Obama, the shunning of these least of our brothers and sisters — millions of them — is somehow not among America’s greatest moral failings.

No. In Obama’s hardball, hard-Left world, these least become “that fetus, or child — however you want to describe it.” . . .

But not Barack Obama. As an Illinois state senator, he voted to permit infanticide. And now, running for president, he banks on media adulation to insulate him from his past.

Comment by me would be superfluous. Read the whole thing, but you need a strong stomach. Rush Limbaugh's discussion of Obama's position on this subject is worth reading. There's more (also linked by Rush), over on Red State.

1 comment:

Candidly Caroline said...

I think I'll avoid reading any more and just say, "Horrid! Deplorable!"