Abortion Survivor Gianna Jessen Pleads With Barack Obama

September 16, 2008 · Filed Under Healthcare, Women ·  

There is an impactful new ad running from BornAliveTruth.org featuring abortion survivor Gianna Jessen as she pleads with Barack Obama to support born alive infant protections.

The commercial refers to votes from Senator Obama on the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act. See details on the issue at FactCheck.org.

Michelle Obama to Poor, Black People: Be Sick Somewhere Else

August 29, 2008 · Filed Under Healthcare, Michelle Obama, Tony Rezko ·  

Michelle Obama and three close advisers to Barack Obama have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that turns away patients who don’t have private insurance, who are typically poor, black people, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Michelle Obama helped create the program while serving as the vice president of the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is currently on unpaid leave from the $317,000-a-year job.

The top Obama political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program.

Additionally, Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the program in October 2007. Dr. Whitaker had previously been the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

He was recommended for the state job by Obama, who gave his name to Tony Rezko. Rezko helped Governor Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet.

Tony Rezko has been a fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, but you might know him better as the Obama friend who was recently found guilty on 16 of 24 charges of fraud and money laundering.

What a tangled web of rejecting the poor people who need health care and good, old fashioned cronyism.

Obama Makes an Inartful Non-Comment

August 20, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Healthcare ·  

The Barack Obama campaign tries to characterize his gaffes as inartful comments, but what do you call it when it says something dopey and doesn’t even say anything?

This past weekend, Obama was chatting with Reverend Rick Warren and he had this to say in response to when a baby gets human rights…

“Well, uh, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, uh, answering that question with specificity, uh, you know, is, is, uh, above my pay grade.”

Now, aside from the fact that Obama is hugely overrated for his speaking skills, he simply doesn’t answer a clear question.

Obama clearly has opinions on abortion, based on his voting record, so why is he evading the question here?

He doesn’t really think he can fool all of the people all of the time, does he?

Barack Obama on Healthcare for Infants

July 21, 2008 · Filed Under Healthcare, Women ·  

Barack Obama wants to provide healthcare for all, except babies that survive late-term abortions.

That’s a pretty startling position to me. I figured this quote in the healthcare section of his Web site was sincere:

“We now face an opportunity — and an obligation — to turn the page on the failed politics of yesterday’s health care debates… My plan begins by covering every American. If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less. If you are one of the 45 million Americans who don’t have health insurance, you will have it after this plan becomes law. No one will be turned away because of a preexisting condition or illness.”

— Barack Obama, Speech in Iowa City, IA, May 29, 2007

But that perspective is inconsistent with a vote by Obama in 2002. When he was an Illinois legislator, Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which would have protected babies that survived late-term abortions.

There was a similar federal law in 2002, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which was signed by President Bush.

There were only 15 members of the U.S. House who opposed it, and it passed the Senate unanimously on a voice vote.

In the case of both bills, the purpose was to provide equal treatment for babies who survived premature inducement for the purpose of abortion, and the bills wanted babies who were born prematurely to be given live-saving medical attention.

Barack Obama was against this? Note, this is not abortion. It’s a matter where the babies survive.

Even NARAL didn’t oppose it.

Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. The Induced Infant Liability Act came up two times in the Judiciary Committee on which he served.

He voted “present” the first time and “no” the second time.

Is Obama so radical that he supports infanticide?