Thursday, July 03, 2008

Obama More Insideous Than I Realized on Abortion

I guess this twist in the story always has been out there, but it didn't sink in until I heard Jill Stanek on Bill Bennett's show.

Stanek is a nurse who worked at Christ Hospital in Chicago, which is affiliated with Trinity United Church of Christ. Sound familiar? That was the church of Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.

While working at Christ Hospital, Stanek was amazed to learn that abortions were performed there. Then she encountered a colleague carrying a 21-week baby who had survived an abortion. The colleague was taking the baby to the "soiled utility room" to leave it there until it died.

Stanek complained internally. The hospital responded by developing a "comfort room," a generic doctor's office type of room with a rocking chair and some cheesy decorations.

Oh, and there's a photo station so parents can have pictures taken with the babies they are allowing to die! This sounds like something out of a creepy science fiction movie. Here's an excerpt from Stanek's testimony to the Illinois Legislature: "If staff does not have the time or desire to hold the baby, the baby is taken to Christ Hospital’s new Comfort Room, which is complete with a First Foto machine if parents want professional pictures of their aborted baby, baptismal supplies, gowns, and certificates, foot printing equipment and baby bracelets for mementos."

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???!!! And I do mean "hell." This is demonic. Parents are taking pictures of -- even being photographed with -- their children that they are killing? At this point we're no longer even talking about abortion. We're talking about infanticide.

Is this how bizarre our culture is becoming? Hurry up and smile before you die. I want a nice picture for my photo album. Look, this is me with my aborted baby. Do you like the baptismal gown?

Stanek went public and blew the whistle on all this. She was fired.

She next led the effort to get the Illinois Legislature to pass a law requiring that medical care be provided to babies who survive abortion.

Now we're back to Obama. As an Illinois state senator, he was the main voice in the successful effort to block the legislation. He said it could undermine the right to abortion to acknowledge that a human might have a right to life even if it hadn't reached full term and even if the mother didn't want it.

A federal law addressing this situation was passed. It included a provision clarifying that the law had nothing to do with, and would have no impact, abortion. Some of the staunchest pro-choice liberal Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted for it.

Then came another run at passing such legislation in the Illinois Legislature. This is the twist which I had missed before. As a legislative committee chairman, Obama blocked the effort to add to the bill the provision from the federal law that would have clarified the non-impact on abortion.

That is politics at its most cynical. He wanted to keep the bill from being "improved" to address his concern. He's downright Clintonian in his single-minded passion to protect abortion.

Click here for more from Jill Stanek about "Obamanation."

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

There is something so bizzare yet familiar with this whole story. I think you may be giving Nurse Stanek a little more credibility than she might deserve. There are late term miscarriages and babies who are born dead or with such severe birth defects that life of more than a few seconds/minutes is impossible, hence some need to serve those parents emotional needs. Abortions have been performed in all hospitals for many decades. These happened to be called D&C's for various convenient symptoms other than pregnancy. In the not too distant past, babies born with massive birth defects were as a matter of practice left to die because there was nothing to be done for them. Yes, even at St. Joe's and all other hospitals right here in Omaha. I oppose abortion on demand for birth control but let's not kid ourselves that eliminating such would lead to a massive increase in both welfare costs and abused/neglected children. Let's also not lose sight of medical facts and history when discussing the topic either vis-a-vis some of the more sensational reports by some whistleblower.