He’s charming, attractive, articulate, and he supports the murder of newborn children. Terence P. Jeffrey on Barack Obama and his refusal to vote for an Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act (h/t: Jill Stanek):
“Number one,” said Obama, explaining his reluctance to protect born infants, “whenever we define a pre-viable 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 — a child, a 9-month old — child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place. 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.”
In 2001 Obama voted no (or “present”) on the bill. Later that year a similar bill passed the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 98-0, with an amendment stating:
“Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being born alive as defined in this section.”
Pro-abortion Sen. Barbara Boxer declared that the bill would in no way attack Roe v. Wade and pro-abortion Harry Reid even called for the bill to be unanimously approved in 2002, and it was.
When criticized in 2004 while he was running for US Senate Obama said that he would have supported the federal bill “because it had an amendment saying this does not encroach on Roe v. Wade.” Nevermind the fact that in 2003 the Born Alive Protection bill came up again in Illinois with an identical amendment to the one on the federal bill and Obama held it in his committee, never allowing a vote on it.
So much for Hillary claiming to be the most pro-abortion candidate.