Thursday, March 13, 2008

When Will Obama Be Held Accountable for His Pro-Infanticide Position?

Thank you, Barack Obama, for clarifying a fundamental point of the pro-life movement.

Did you read the column by Rick Santorum brought to our attention by Street Sweeper at Leavenworth Street Blog? It deals with Obama's opposition to a bill that said if a baby survives an abortion, it must be cared for instead of left in a utility closet to die, as had been going on in Illinois hospitals.

Here's an excerpt from Santorum:

In March 2001, Obama was the sole speaker in opposition to the bill on the floor of the Illinois Senate. He said: "We're saying they are persons entitled to the kinds of protections provided to a child, a 9-month child delivered to term. I mean, it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal-protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child." So according to Obama, "they," babies who survive abortions or any other preterm newborns, should be permitted to be killed because giving legal protection to preterm newborns would have the effect of banning all abortions.

At least Obama is intellectually honest. He saw the danger in acknowledging that humans could be entitled to rights prior to natural birth. For purposes of human rights, it would equate the human after birth with the human still in the womb.

Exactly. It's the crux of the debate about destroying embryos for stem cell research. It's why pro-choicers don't want people dwelling on the humanity of the embryo.

If people spend too much time contemplating the plain science of it and absorb the fact that an embryo is alive and human, just at an earlier stage of development than the fetus or the newborn or the teenager or the adult, well, that's dangerous for pro-choicers. People might awaken to the reality that the organism at issue is 100% human regardless of location (fallopian tube or womb or lab dish) or stage of development.

I wonder when the media are going to pick up on this extreme position that Obama holds on abortion. I want to hear how advocating infanticide to preserve the doctrinal purity of the pro-choice agenda is going to bring the country together.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

Unfortunately, given the pro-abortion bias in the "mainstream" media, Obama is unlikely to receive any scrutiny on this issue. Prolife voters won't be voting for him anyway. I'm amazed at his campaign's ability to deflect and defuse any potential scrutiny by making it into a "race" issue. It doesn't bode well for the McCain campaign when it appears the "media" is buying into Obama's strategy.