Reason 22 – Obama Fights for Partial Birth Abortions

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Reason #22

Obama Fights for Partial Birth Abortions

In 1997, then Illinois State Senator Obama voted “…against a bill designed to prevent partial-birth abortions.”  These are abortions in which the baby’s skull is cracked open, permitting the use of a suction device to pull their brains out.[i] (Emphasis Added)

In 2004, Michelle Obama – in an email to her husband’s supporters – referred to a federal ban on partial-birth abortions, passed by Congress in 2003, “as a ‘ban on a legitimate medical procedure’ that ‘is clearly unconstitutional and must be overturned.’”[ii](Emphasis Added)

In his book, The Audacity of Hope, Obama suggests that activists:

“…have openly discouraged legislative allies from even pursuing those compromise measures that would have significantly reduced the incidence of the procedure popularly known as partial-birth abortion, because the image the procedure evokes in the mind of the public has helped them win converts to their position.”[iii]

More proof of Obama’s strength!  The gruesome description of having a child’s skull cracked and his or her brains sucked out seemed to have no affect on the Obama’s.  He laments the loss of political allies to support partial birth abortion, citing what he apparently believes to be the unfair disclosure of how this grim procedure is accomplished.  His wife simply wanted the procedure put back on the menu!  How could we possibly be more proud of a First Family?

[i] Jerome R. Corsi, The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, (New York, 2008, Threshold Editions) pp 238-239

[ii] David Freddoso, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate, (Washington, DC, 2008, Regnery Publishing), pp 201-202

[iii] Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, (New York, 2006, Three Rivers Press), p59