He is so pro-abortion 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."So evidently Obama would think that my son that was born three weeks early could have just been left to die, and that would have been perfectly OK? I love the "pre-viable" label. Sounds like it's straight out of Hitler's "Final Solution" (read my post from November 2006 about "Baby Knauer"). Are newborn babies supposed to be able to take care of themselves from day 1?
"Persons," of course, are guaranteed equal protection of the law under the 14th Amendment.
State and federal versions of this bill became an issue earlier this decade because of "induced labor abortion." This is usually performed on a baby with Down's Syndrome or another problem discovered on the cusp of viability. A doctor medicates the mother to cause premature labor. Babies surviving labor are left untreated to die.
"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."
If you have a couple minutes, read to the end of the article, which covers two pages. You won't believe how much more liberal and pro-abortion Obama is than Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.