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Obama Takes Credit for Comfortable Deaths
Nurse Jill Stanek, during her testimony before the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee in March, 2001, described a horrific scenario of aborted, but surviving babies being left in a hospital’s soiled utility closet – there to die alone and without medical assistance. Then State Senator Barack Obama, was according to Nurse Stanek, “unfazed” by her testimony. But, while he may have been “unfazed” by her graphic descriptions, he was apparently listening. He proved this in 2002, when Ms. Stanek again testified before the same Committee. Obama reportedly responded to her later testimony, noting:
“’Ms. Stanek, your initial testimony last year showed your dismay at the lack of regard for human life.” “I agreed with you last year, and we suggested that there be a Comfort Room or something of that nature be done. The hospital acknowledged that and changes were made and you are still unimpressed. It sounds to me like you are really not interested in how these fetuses are treated, but rather not providing absolutely any medical care or life to them.”[i]
In addition to his apparent callousness, Obama seems to be claiming personal credit for setting up the “Comfort Room” in response to Stanek’s 2001 testimony. He apparently forgot to consider that the room was implemented four months before her first appearance before his Committee.