Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Obama Lies On Abortion - And The Media Is Ignoring It

You would think it would be front page news if a major presidential candidate's campaign admitted that he'd been lying through his teeth since 2003 about a vote he once made. Especially if he just countered the accusation that he was lying on national TV by accusing others of misrepresenting his record.

And it would in fact be true...unless the candidate has a small `d' after his name and happens to be the Chosen One.

At question is a piece of legislation called the Induced Infant Liability Act introduced back in 2002 when Obama was in the Illinois State Senate.The act extended legal protection to infants who survived procedures like partial birth abortion and mandated their being given live-saving medical attention, rather than simply left to die.

But Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. Twice, the Induced Infant Liability Act came up in the Judiciary Committee on which he served. The first time he voted “present.” The second time it came up he voted “no.”

The bill was then referred to the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired after the Illinois Senate went Democratic in 2003. As chairman, he never called the bill up for a vote and saw to it that it was killed in committee.

Later that same year, 2002, a similar Federal law called the Born Alive Infant Protection Act,(BAIP) was signed by President Bush. Only 15 members of the U.S. House opposed it ( all Democrats, I might add), but it was such a basic piece of humane legislation that even the hags at NARAL didn't have the heart to oppose it.It passed the Senate unanimously,98-0 on a voice vote.

Here's the kicker...Obama has always told anyone who questioned his motivation in voting to let infants who miraculously survived attempts to kill them die of neglect that he voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act because a Federal “neutrality clause” regarding Roe V. Wade wasn’t in the Illinois bill, and has said on many occasions that he would have gladly voted for the bill if it were.

Just one problem..the neutrality clause WAS in the bill, the same as it was in the Federal legislation..and Obama still voted against it.

YNot only that,but he's still lying about why he voted against it. Here's the load he peddled to James Brody on CNN. Note the sweating brow and the stuttering:

Obama's campaign, the day after this interview did a 180 degree turn around:

His campaign yesterday acknowledged that he had voted against an identical bill in the state Senate, and a spokesman, Hari Sevugan, said the senator and other lawmakers had concerns that even as worded, the legislation could have undermined existing Illinois abortion law. Those concerns did not exist for the federal bill, because there is no federal abortion law.

Don't you just love how these people are trying to spin this? Now all of a sudden, Obama, after six years of openly lying about it now says that he would have voted against giving medical care to defenseless babies even with the Roe V. Wade neutrality clause!

No matter what your views on abortion, this is morally disgusting,not only that a man, a father would support this kind of infanticide but that he would deliberately lie about it.

Both of these facts should not only disqualify him not only from consideration for public office but from any respect from people with even a semblance of decency.

This goes beyond politics.


Anonymous said...

Good post! I agree 100% with you, especially on the media silence. I put up a post myself on the 19th suggesting that we protest the alliance of the mainstream media with Obama, see Keep up the good work. Yours truly, Mr. Smith

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama is not only a poor excuse for a president, but a poor excuse for a human being. How DARE he support abortion? How DARE he try to sell us the lie that he wants to decrease the number of abortions that take place, when he's doing everything in his power to INCREASE the amount of murders of unborn children. And he does it all with a smile on his face! He is a despicable human being, and I'm ashamed to call him my president.