According to Human Events.com:
"In 2002, as an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions. That same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush . . . 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. At its first reading he voted 'present.' At the second he voted 'no.'
. . . Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.
In the second hearing, Stanek said, “I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!”
“And those pictures didn’t faze him [Obama] at all,” she said . . . He told her, “That may be your assessment, and I don’t see any evidence of that. What we are doing here is to create one more burden on a woman and I can’t support that.”
I can't support that? This wouldn't be Obama's last time he ruthlessly upheld this cold blooded idelology.
When Obama stated to a large crowd that 'if one of his daughters became pregnant, he wouldn't want them punished with a baby' - it seemed to summarize what I've suspected for years about the extreme left abortion supporters movement. The movement isn't about 'saving the lives of mothers' it's about avoiding responsibility and Obama's statement is proof positive. To say that a woman (or a mere teenager in most cases) can have an abortion to get out of 'punishment' inspires only the most irresponsible of behavior. It only sends a message to the world that 'here in America we see abortion as the avoidance of parenthood'. Thanks Obama for continuing to tarnish our image. This, at a time while nearly simultaneously we hear the same person preach to us about 'responsibility'. This is your classic 'do as I say, not as I do'.
The question that begs to be asked is how can one rationalize the discarding of a child outside of the womb, let alone in it? It is murder, period, yet some will say, 'well, you know, she didn't uh, uh, want to be uh, punished with a baby'. If Obama and the extreme pro-'choice' mob, including Planned Parenthood doesn't come out against this latest cold blooded act, support the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, and decry such ridiculous statements such as 'don't want to be punished with a baby', then their new slogan should now read 'from coat hangers to plastic red biohazard bags - we've come a long way baby'.