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Jewish World Review
August 29, 2008
/ 28 Menachem-Av 5768
Barack Obama picked Joe Obiden as his running mate. And that makes the Democrat's presidential ticket solidly pro-abortion. Or should I say pro-Obortion? Add the esteemed Creeper of the House, congressperson, Nancy "Stretch" Opelosi into the mix and you've got a triple obortion threat. That's right, folks, All abortion All the time.
When Obama says "Yes, we can," he means yes, we can have no restrictions on abortions all the way up to and including late-term, partial birth, and even infanticide. Barack Obama has the distinction of having a perfect record in opposing pro-life legislation - he even fought against a bill protecting the right to life of a baby born alive.
In March 2001, a bill was introduced in the Illinois Senate, where Obama was then serving, which stated in part: "A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law." The bill came following an investigation of a Chicago-area hospital that left babies born alive to die without medical care.
In the book, "The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate" the author, David Freddoso makes the point that "This bill was not an abortion law." It did not confer any right or legal status upon any baby not yet born. This bill had no legal conflicts with Roe v. Wade Ö Born and living survivors of abortion would be unambiguously considered 'persons.' Medically, scientifically, empirically, they were no different from the many premature babies who are born in American hospitals each year."
Nevertheless, Sen. Obama spoke against the bill on the Senate floor. He was the only senator to do so.
Obama voted "present" on the bill. It passed the Senate, but later died in a House committee. In 2002, the legislation was reintroduced in three separate bills. Obama voted against the two bills that received a vote and, once again, spoke in opposition on the Senate floor. Obama also has opposed restrictions on partial-birth abortion, a late-term abortion that kills a partially delivered living fetus and is considered by some to be tantamount to infanticide.
Barak Obortion, I mean Obama, arguably is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in the history of our nation. When asked by Pastor Rick Warren at the recent Saddleback Civic Forum on the Presidency, "At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?" Obama said, "Answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."
When Obama says "I don't know at what point live begins" he goes even further than traditional left-leaning Democrats such as former governor Mario Cuomo, a pro-choice Catholic. Cuomo has always stated that his personal belief is that abortion is wrong, but then he says that he does not want to "impose" his belief as a public official. Joe OBiden has made the same excuse. It's a shrewd way of getting around a thorny question for so-called "practicing" Catholic politicians.
Whether you believe them or not, they at least give voice to the moral case against abortion, acknowledging that it is ethically a wrong thing to do. But not Obama! He believes in abortion, supports it wholeheartedly and unashamedly. Declining to say abortion is wrong, he has proudly proclaimed, "I believe in Roe v. Wade." Well, I guess we all have our beliefs, right?
In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Nancy Pelosi said "doctors of the church" have not been able to define when life begins and that "over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy." Oh, really? It didn't take too long before high ranking church officials came down hard on Pelosi's stupid statement.
Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl, citing the teaching responsibility entrusted to bishops, issued a statement the day after that interview that read, in part: "Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable."
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and his auxiliary bishop, James Conley, said in a statement posted on the archdiocesan Web site: "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them." Abortion "is always gravely evil, and so are the evasions employed to justify it," the statement continued.
I guess when it comes to knowing a thing or two about her own professed religion, Nancy "Stretch" Opelosi either knows from nothing, or changes the truth to suit herself. Of course none of this should come as any surprise to people. Because when it comes to religion, like almost every other issue of our time, the Left never lets truth stand in their way.
Yes we can. Obortion. Obama. Oh Boy.
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