The “consensus-building” candidate Barack Obama on abortion:
Obama’s record on abortion is extreme. He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion — a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called “too close to infanticide.” Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion. And now Obama has oddly claimed that he would not want his daughters to be “punished with a baby” because of a crisis pregnancy — hardly a welcoming attitude toward new life…
I’m reminded of Trish’s post from what seems like a long time ago now. “Yes we can” be virulently pro-abortion, “yes we can” oppose measures to save babies who are born alive after an abortion… But “can we” be president too? And that remains to be seen.
Brigitte wonders: What would Mr. Obama say to one of his daughters asking: “Dad, are you saying you were punished with us?”by