Extremist: Obama, Not Akin
Barack Obama has made a career out of posing as a moderate when, in fact, he is an extremist. And no issue makes that clearer than his agenda to kill the unborn.
As Rich Lowry cogently points out, when the Anointed One was in the Illinois Legislature, he opposed the “Born-Alive Infants Protection Act” three times. That act required doctors to care for babies if they survived attempted abortions. When Obama was confronted with this information in 2008, his team tried to muddy the waters by saying the bill had been redundant – that it wasn’t needed to protect the newborns.
That was a lie. There were loopholes that allowed the suffering newborns to be left alone so they could die. Obama supporters said the bill threatened abortion rights in toto, which was also a lie; the version Obama nixed didn’t affect in utero babies.
Obama was against banning partial-birth abortion; then, after joining the Senate, denounced the Supreme Court for upholding the ban on those abortions. As a candidate for president in 2007, he told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that his very first act as president would be signing the Freedom of Choice Act., which outstripped Roe v. Wade and virtually eviscerated all federal and state-level restrictions on abortion.
Believe it or not, it gets even worse. Not only does Obama favor killing the unborn; he even condones choosing to have an abortion because the baby is the wrong sex. Just this past May, the House of Representatives, with 20 Democrats joining Republicans on the issue, voted to ban sex-selecrtive abortion. When asked by Jake Tapper what the White House position was, a
spokeswoman said: “The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.” So if you need someone who can do the heavy lifting, make sure that girl in your uterus never sees the light of day.
In surveys taken, most people oppose most abortions; a Gallup survey in 2011 showed 61 percent of men and 60 percent of women agreed that abortion should be legal in few or no circumstances.
Obama is as ruthless in his pursuit of the unborn as he is in his pursuit of socialist economics. And if he is reelected, he will literally be getting away with murder.