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Barack Obama brings pro-abortion history to the white house
Obama unwavering in his disregard for vulnerable human life
How radical is Barack Obama?
Here is a short list of his positions:
As a United States Senator, Barack Obama was a co-sponsor of the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), even saying that "the first thing I’d do as president" is sign FOCA into law. The bill would nullify virtually all federal and state limitations on abortion, including the types now permitted by the Supreme Court, such as parental notification laws and waiting periods. It would also make partial-birth abortion legal again, and it would overturn bans on abortion funding.
While in the Illinois State Senate, Obama voted against legislation that prohibited taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion. His campaign stated that he "does not support" the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion through the Medicaid program. As president, one promise he has kept is to support legalized abortion on demand, including taxpayer funding thereof both in the United States and internationally.
Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy, which prevents U.S. funds from going to overseas organizations that perform or promote abortions.
Obama opposes legislation that would require an abortionist to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state. In the Illinois State Senate, he voted against requiring parental notification when minor girls obtain abortions.
Supports partial-birth abortion
Obama has sharply criticized the Supreme Court for its 2007 Gonzales v. Carhart decision upholding the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. He said, "I strongly disagree with today’s Supreme Court ruling…I am extremely concerned that this ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact further measures to restrict a woman’s right to choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court justices will look for other opportunities to erode Roe v. Wade, which is established federal law and a matter of equal rights for women."
In the Illinois State Senate, Obama opposed a ban on partial-birth abortion.
(The partial-birth abortion procedure—used from the fifth month on—involves pulling a living baby feet-first out of the womb, except for the head, puncturing the skull and suctioning out the brain. The great majority of partial-birth abortions are performed on healthy babies of healthy mothers.) There is a current federal law that bans partial birth abortions.
Opposes protection for born-alive babies
While a member of the Illinois State Senate, Obama voted four times against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which ensures protection for babies who are born alive following late-term abortions. New documents show that for the last four years he has blatantly misrepresented his position on this legislation. For much more, see Does Barack Obama support infanticide?
Obama co-sponsored a bill (S. 1520) in 2005 that would allow the cloning of human embryos to be used in research, but prohibit implanting them in wombs and allowing them to live and grow up. Obama voted to use taxpayer dollars to fund the killing of embryonic humans for experimentation. As President he has restored federal funding of embryo killing stem cell research in spite of the fact that the research has not resulted in one cure or treatment.
Asked to name his greatest legislative regret, Obama singled out Congress’ attempt to save disabled woman Terri Schiavo from a court-ordered death by starvation and dehydration. Not speaking out against that effort, Obama said, "was a mistake. "
Asked to name his model Supreme Court justices, Obama pointed to left-wing Justices Breyer, Ginsburg and Souter (all of whom believe the Constitution contains a right to partial-birth abortion). Obama writes, "Ultimately, I have to side with Justice Breyer’s view of the Constitution— that it is not a static but rather a living document, and must be read in the context of an ever- changing world." His appointments of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen both of whom share his views disregarding Constitutional safeguards.
Throughout his U.S. Senate career, Obama compiled a 0% voting record on right-to-life issues scored by the National Right to Life Committee. By contrast, he has a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. As president he has shared their views and enjoyed their ongoing support.
Writes investigative journalist Freddoso, "Obama is one of the very few pro-choice advocates who accepts no restrictions on late-term abortions, or any kind of abortions. I could find no instance in his entire career in which he voted for any regulation or restriction on the practice of abortion."
As Peter Wehner observes, Obama "has embraced legislation that is extreme, inhumane, and outright brutal. There is no indication that he has the slightest sympathy for unborn children or any interest in ending the ‘culture wars.’ His past policies would, in fact, deepen the divisions." His policies as president have upheld that prediction as current divisions continue to widen.
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