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.

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?