August 21, 2008

Obama's Twisted Argument for Infanticide

I heard an audio clip purporting to be Barack Obama's argument again the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA) last night, but wasn't 100% sure that the audio is Obama.

Ed Morrissey notes that Guy Benson was able to dig up the Illinois legislature transcripts featuring Obama's arguments against BAIPA, and then Ed proceeds to take Obama's convoluted arguments for infanticide apart.

This passage is really remarkable for the willfully obtuse nature of Obama's arguments. By the time this debate took place, Jill Stanek had already revealed that doctors weren't providing medical care to infants born alive during abortions, at Christ Hospital, and a subsequent investigation proved that other abortion providers also abandoned such infants to die. That was the entire reason for the debate. Obama acts as if this is some curious academic hypothesis.

Instead of addressing the actual issue of infanticide, Obama twists it into a protection for abortion. He frames his own hypothetical as an abortion "for the health of the mother", but the circumstances of the mother's health has no bearing at all on whether a live infant should receive medical care. How would treating a live infant threaten the health of the mother?

Obviously, there is no physical connection between the care of the live baby and that of the mother once the baby has been born. This seems to leave us with just two options.

(1). Either Barack Obama is such a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth left wing ideologue that he blinded himself to the fact that the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was not about the abortion rights of the mother, but the right to life-saving medical care for the living human baby, or;

(2). He was well aware of what the bill was about, and coldly chose for infanticide, not once, not twice, but on three separate votes for reasons he either cannot explain or will not explain to avoid being viewed as a monster.

As a man who coldly stated that he would see his own grandchild aborted because he wouldn't want his daughters "punished with a baby" as the result of an unplanned pregnancy, anything is possible.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 21, 2008 08:13 AM

Jill Stanek could make a hell of a campaign ad. I read some months ago that she personally lobbied Obama with stories of her experience with babies born alive who were left to die. Her comment was that Obama was "unmoved" by her first-hand, gut wrenching observations.

Posted by: capitano at August 21, 2008 09:26 AM

I think the Obamasiah is the best campaigner that McCain has got. Every time he opens his mouth, he stuffs a foot in it. Reagan said "Liberals know so much that is wrong". Libs try to come off as so lovingly humanistic but their actions would give Atilla the Hun nightmares. Hillary gives me nightmares, and I'm afraid she ain't done with this run at the presidency yet. In fact, I'm a bit suprised that Obamalamadingding is even still alive. I guess she's being careful.

Posted by: Tonto (USA) at August 21, 2008 09:36 AM

I've linked to your post from Obama History on Abortion and Infanticide

Posted by: Wayne at August 21, 2008 02:53 PM

History shows that leaders who will not admit mistakes and cling to distorted values never end well. The only question Americans should ask themselves is a combination of a man who sees himself as God (remember his parting the waters) and is incapable of errors of judgement makes for good leadership. Apparently the Germans thought so and this may explain their reception of the Dalibama. Whether Americans will support such a candidate reamins to be seen.

Posted by: Thomas Jackson at August 23, 2008 08:20 PM