Not for others. That’s the illogic in Barack Obama’s world. Creative Minority Report calls it mad.
Watch the video, it’s very short. Read the comments below it. This is all over the blogosphere, and obviously on YouTube.
It goes back to the incongruity of Obama’s position
of advocating for civil rights while working in partnership with the
abortion movement to deny rights to the most vulnerable little lives in
Just to remind people again what this was all about – what’s in that
YouTube video and behind the story linked above here in the Forum
– let’s go back to the story within the story.
Here’s a summary, picking up after Obama refused to approve the Born
Alive Infants Bill in the Illinois Senate, the only senator to do so:
That June, the U.S. Senate voted 98-0 in favor of the
Born Alive Infants Protection Act (although it failed to become law
that year). Pro-abortion Democrats supported it because this language
was added: “Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny,
expand or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any
member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being born
alive as defined in this section.”
That kind of language is jarring in the gymnastics it takes to
reassure abortion supporters that they can still abort babies. This
bill specifically sought to protect babies born alive after an attempted abortion, for crying out loud.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer explained that with this language the “amendment certainly does not attack Roe v. Wade.”
On July 18, 2002, Democratic Sen. Harry Reid called for the bill to be approved by unanimous consent. It was.
That same year, the Illinois version of the bill came up again. Obama voted “no.”
In 2003, Democrats took control of the Illinois Senate. Obama became
chairman of the Health and Human Services committee. The Born Alive
Infant bill, now sponsored by Sen. Richard Winkel, was referred to this
committee. Winkel also sponsored an amendment to make the Illinois bill
identical to the federal law, adding — word for word — the language
Barbara Boxer said protected Roe v. Wade. Obama still held the bill
hostage in his committee, never calling a vote so it could be sent to
the full senate.
A year later, when Republican U.S. senate candidate Alan Keyes
challenged Obama in a debate for his opposition to the Born Alive
Infant Bill, Obama said: “At the federal level there was a similar bill
that passed because it had an amendment saying this does not encroach
on Roe v. Wade. I would have voted for that bill.”
In fact, Obama had personally killed exactly that bill.
Former nurse Jill Stanek
was there, testified before the judiciary committee, heard the
calculated refusal of Sen. Obama to protect even these babies. Big
media may not be paying attention, but the pervasive ones are, and
they’re holding him accountable for his record.
Obama likes to talk about his favorite words a lot. Let’s talk about audacity. And clarify the limits he places on hope.