says that the Illinois General Assembly destroys audiotapes of its
floor debates after transcripts have been written. That is why there is
precious little audio, if any, of Barack Obama as state senator making
But a pro-life sleuth has found a short audio clip
on the Chicago Tribune website of Obama arguing on the IL Senate floor
on April 4, 2002, against Senate Bill B1663, a companion bill to the
Born Alive Infants Protection Act that would have required an
abortionist to call a second physician to assess a baby aborted alive.
Obama opposed SB1663 arguing he had "confidence" that the abortionist
-- who was invested in attempting to kill the child pre-delivery --
would not mind revealing his or her botch by calling a 2nd physician to
ensure the child was given proper medical attention and revived if
Obama thought it remarkable to suspect an abortionist of having a
subjective medical opinion about his new second patient. It didn’t occur
to Obama that the abortionist might also be invested in seeing the baby
dead to preclude malpractice lawsuits down the road if the baby were
found not to have pre-birth diagnosed defects, an overriding reason for
these late-term induced labor abortions.
But Obama’s most telling statement from the clip was to say this bill
"is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman
and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion."
In other words, if a baby were to survive his or her abortion, the
death plan marked out for this child should be carried out nonetheless.
It's Above My Pay Grade
issue of abortion involves determining when a baby becomes a person.
If Obama thinks this is above his pay grade, then he probably shouldn’t
be running for political office. If a baby is a person at
conception, then abortion is murder. If Obama doesn’t believe that
abortion is murder, then he can’t believe in the personhood, the
humanity, of an embryo or fetus -- not unless he’s some kind of monster.
Obama side-stepped a pointed
query about abortion on Saturday by "mega-pastor" Rick Warren during
a televised forum.
Asked at what point a baby gets "human rights," Obama, who strongly
supports abortion rights, said: "… whether you’re looking at it from a
theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that
question with specificity … is above my pay grade."
As President -- even as Senator -- Obama is expected to have an answer
for this. Quite literally, there is no higher pay grade in the US
government, and abortion is one of the issues he has to face. If
he can’t face it, then he should go back to community organization and
leave politics for people who can. John McCain had no trouble
answering the same question. Obama dodged it -- and for good
reason: his answer would have exposed his radical views.
Obama's First Priority
Almost one year has passed since Obama made his vow to the Planned
Parenthood Action Fund that abortion would be the first priority of
"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,"
said in his July, 2007, speech to abortion advocates worried
about the increase of pro-life legislation at the state level.
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has co-sponsored
along with 18 other senators that would annihilate every single state
law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on
partial birth abortion.
Most Pro-Abortion Candidate Ever
Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever.
He is so pro-abortion that he refused as an Illinois state senator to
support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions
because he did not want to concede -- as he explained in a cold-blooded
speech on the Illinois Senate floor -- that these babies, fully outside
their mothers' wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were
in fact "persons."
The Illinois bill that Obama refused to support had language identical
to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act that passed the U.S. Senate
98-0, with such senators as Barbara Boxer voting in favor.
who cares about such stuff when gas is over four bucks a gallon?
Not Donna Brazile or the MSM, apparently.
Obama's 10 Reasons For Supporting Infanticide
Following are 10 excuses Obama has given through the years for voting
"present" and "no" on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, or
10. Babies who survive abortions are not protected by the Equal
Protection Clause of the Constitution.
Obama, the sole opponent ever to speak against BAIPA, stated on
the Illinois Senate floor on March 30, 2001:
"I just want to suggest ... that this is probably not going to survive
"Number one, whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is
protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the
Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are
persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be
provided to a -- child, a 9-month-old -- child that was delivered to
"I mean, it -- it would essentially bar abortions, because the equal
protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this
is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute. For that
purpose, I think it would probably be found unconstitutional."
Read the other 9 reasons for supporting infanticide
100% Rating From NARAL -- Three Years
The Christian Defense Coalition is
launching a new campaign focused on painting Obama, who received a
100% rating from NARAL in 2005,2006 and 2007, as "The Abortion
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition,
says Obama would have "the most extremist policies on abortion of any
President in history. Senator Obama's views on abortion are so
radical that he even wants American citizens to pay for them. This
would include Catholics, Evangelicals and all people of faith. He
would also expand abortion rights through his passionate support of The
Freedom of Choice Act."
Obama Authorizes Human Embryonic Stem Cells
reporting that Obama has authorized the first human embryonic stem
cells for experiments by federally funded scientists under its new stem
cell policy. The National Institutes of Health Director, Francis
Collins, revealed the 13 stem cell lines Wednesday.
"What we are
announcing today is just the beginning," Collins told a press briefing.
"This is the first down payment on what is going to be a much longer
list . . . that will empower the scientific community to explore the
potential of embryonic stem cell research."
Boston has 11 of the approved lines, and Rockefeller University in New
York has the other two.
Collins said the 13 lines conformed
exactly to the new guidelines established in June regarding informed
consent by embryo donors. Embryonic stem cells are grown from the
cells of a five-to-six-day old embryo. They are unspecialized
cells that can grow into every type of body tissue. Researchers
want to utilize the cells to learn about embryonic development, test
drug treatments and possibly grow replacement organs for people
afflicted with serious diseases, such as cancer.
President Bush restricted federal funding of the embryonic stem cell
research to already existing lines. The idea was to respect
ethical objections to the destruction of embryos.
funding is still prohibited for destruction of embryos to gather the
cells. But if private money finances the destruction, Obama’s new
rules permit federally-backed research on stem cells grown from those
embryos. The approved lines came from embryos freely donated by
fertility patients for research. The NIH will look at another 20
cell lines Friday under a different evaluation process for cell lines
that match the "spirit" of the consent rules.
"We are just
seeing today the beginning of potential flood of stem cell lines,"
Dartmouth bioethicist Ronald Green, told USA Today.
strong opposition to the new policy. "Ethically, we don't think
any taxpayer should have to fund research that relies on destroying
early human life at any stage," Richard Doerflinger of the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops told The Washington Post.
Taxpayer Funding Of Abortion
If you want proof that Obama's Executive Order on taxpayer-funded
abortion was a sham, look no further than Pennsylvania, says House
Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio).
Boehner and other
Republicans point to reports that the Health and Human Services
Department is giving Pennsylvania $160 million to set up a new high-risk
insurance pool that will cover any abortion that is legal in the state.
"The fact that the high-risk pool insurance program in Pennsylvania
will use federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions is unconscionable,"
Boehner said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Just last month at the
White House, I asked President Obama to provide the American people with
a progress report on the implementation of his Executive Order, which
purports to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions. Unfortunately, the
President provided no information, and the American people are still
waiting for answers."
Update: Obama administration approves second set of abortion
funding under ObamaCare.
U.S. Taxpayers Funding Kenyan Pro-Abortion
Obama’s Abortion Extortion
says Obama is holding $4 billion in Medicaid funding hostage in an
effort to force Indiana taxpayers to underwrite the biggest threat to
unborn life: abortion. On June 1, the Center for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) disapproved Indiana’s Medicaid State Plan over a
new state law restricting taxpayer subsidies for abortion mills.
On Thursday, 28 Senate Republicans fired off a letter demanding CMS
Administrator Donald Berwick reconsider. "If this administration cuts
off all of Indiana’s Medicaid matching funds, that would be an outright
declaration that it cares more about the abortion lobby than about
allowing states to run their own programs free of Washington
interference," Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Senate Finance Committee’s ranking
member, told The Washington Times.
In early May, Indiana Gov.
Mitch Daniels closed a loophole meant to circumvent the Hyde Amendment
and funnel taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, an organization which
"commingles Medicaid reimbursements with other revenues it receives,"
according to the state’s attorney general. Planned Parenthood of
Indiana performed 5,580 abortions in 2010 and received more than $2
million in government funding, according to its annual report.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America.
Indiana’s statute is the first in the nation to cut off Medicaid funding
and other sources of tax dollars for "any entity that performs abortions
or maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed"
(except hospitals and surgical centers). Medicaid, a mandated
health program for the poor, is jointly funded by federal and state
taxpayers. Planned Parenthood immediately filed suit against the
state in federal court over the law. U. S. District Judge Tanya
Walton Pratt said she will decide by July 1 if Indiana must reinstate
Medicaid funding to abortion providers.
Berwick’s June 1 had said
Indiana’s plan for Medicaid funding was denied until abortion law is
rescinded. "Medicaid programs may not exclude qualified health
care providers from providing services that are funded under the program
because of a provider’s scope of practice," Berwick wrote to Indiana in
the rejection letter. He added that "such a restriction would have
a particular effect on beneficiaries’ ability to access family planning
The CMS decision was based on a narrow interpretation
of Title XIX of the Social Security Act which claims women will be cut
off from other health procedures if Planned Parenthood doesn’t receive
funding from the public. "Given the concerning loopholes in
funding family planning facilities that also perform abortions, Indiana
has the right to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund operational costs
for abortions through facilities such as Planned Parenthood," Mr. Hatch
Hoosiers have every right to deny giving their tax
dollars to Planned Parenthood, which can’t provide any certainty to
pro-lifers that the dollars used to turn on the lights aren’t being used
to terminate babies. "In trying to protect the financial bottom
line of the abortion industry, the Obama administration once again
demonstrates its goal of imposing a radical abortion agenda on the
nation," David N. O’Steen, executive director of National Right to Life,
told The Washington Times.
Indiana needs to continue fighting
back and stop the pro-abortion Obama from wielding his political power
against the unborn. Our freedom means very little if the
most fundamental right of all -- the right to life itself -- isn’t