Skip to comments.Why Jesus would not vote for Barack Obama
Posted on 07/19/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by Caleb1411
In February 2004, U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law stopping doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls.
Michelle called partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure," and wouldn't supporters please pay $150 to attend a luncheon for her husband, who would fight against "cynical ploy[s]" to stop it?
But that's not why Obama's opponent Alan Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for him.
Obama recalled Keyes' statement in a recent USA Today opinion piece but omitted his reasoning.
I know his reasoning, because I was there.
As a nurse at an Illinois hospital in 1999, I discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in soiled utility rooms. I discovered infanticide.
Legislation was presented on the federal level and in various states called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. It stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted.
BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote. Even Sens. Clinton, Kennedy and Kerry agreed a mother's right to "choose" stopped at her baby's delivery.
The bill also passed overwhelmingly in the House. NARAL went neutral on it. Abortion enthusiasts publicly agreed that fighting BAIPA would appear extreme. President Bush signed BAIPA into law in 2002.
But in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. It only passed in 2005, after Obama left.
I testified in 2001 and 2002 before a committee of which Obama was a member.
Obama articulately worried that legislation protecting live aborted babies might infringe on women's rights or abortionists' rights. Obama's clinical discourse, his lack of mercy, shocked me. I was naive back then. Obama voted against the measure, twice. It ultimately failed.
In 2003, as chairman of the next Senate committee to which BAIPA was sent, Obama stopped it from even getting a hearing, shelving it to die much like babies were still being shelved to die in Illinois hospitals and abortion clinics.
(As chair of that same committee, Obama once abruptly ended a hearing early, right before Scott and Janet Willis, the parents of six children killed as a result of Illinois' drivers licenses for bribes scandal, were to testify in favor of Choose Life license plate legislation. I was there for that one, too. The Willises had traveled three hours. Reporters filled the room. Obama stalled. He later killed the bill when no one was around.)
So, the reason Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama was because of Obama's fanatical support of abortion to the point of condoning infanticide.
I have framed on my wall a Chicago Sun-Times cartoon published during the campaign. Obama is holding a sign with "LIVE BIRTH ABORTION" on it. God is reaching down from heaven to a baby in front of Obama, and the baby is reaching up to God. Obama is yelling at God, "You keep out of this!"
In his USA Today opinion piece, Obama admitted being "nagged" by the Jesus-wouldn't-vote-for-him statement, but only because he wished he'd given a different comeback.
Obama insinuated opposition to abortion is based only on religion, lecturing pro-lifers like me to "explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all."
I don't recall mentioning religion when I testified against live-birth abortion. I only recall describing a live aborted baby I held in a hospital soiled utility room until he died, and a live aborted baby who was accidentally thrown into the trash.
Neither do I recall religion being brought into the partial-birth abortion ban debate. I recall comparisons made to U.S. laws ensuring animals being killed are treated humanely. I recall testimony that late-term babies feel excruciating pain while being aborted.
Obama stated pro-life proposals must be "amenable to reason."
OK, Sen. Obama, let's reason. Explain why you support abortion for whatever rationale, at whatever gestation, by whatever means. Explain why you support infanticide, if banning it might interfere with abortion.
Then, since you brought it up, explain how, despite all that, you think Jesus should vote for you, either now or in the hereafter, particularly given His statement, "It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around the neck than to face the punishment in store for harming one of these little ones."
Jill Stanek fought to stop "live-birth abortion" after witnessing one as a registered nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. In 2002, President Bush asked Jill to attend his signing of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. In January 2003, World Magazine named Jill one of the 30 most prominent pro-life leaders of the past 30 years. To learn more, visit Jill's blog, Pro-life Pulse.
Jesus wouldn't vote for Obama, but Mohammed would. :)
I don't care who Jesus would vote for; I'm more interested that He frustrate and defeat the enemies of life. Most of the political battles of day are actually spiritual battles, and the Democrats have proven over and over again that they are on the wrong side of this spiritual warfare.
OBama is a protege of Ted Kennedy...nuff said. Jake
If there is a belief that is held in all religions(even Buddhism) it is the right to life for an unborn child, if Barack Obama holds that view and calls himself Christian he is dead wrong.
Obama is really scary. He's going to be really attractive to people because he "talks the talk." He has also mastered the Christian lingo. People in Illinois are totally buffaloed by the guy because he's a smooth talker. Do NOT underestimate this guy.
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Of course Jesus wouldn't vote for Barack Obama. He's not registered, and he's not a resident; he can't vote in American elections. What a silly idea for a thread.
"So, the reason Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama was because of Obama's fanatical support of abortion to the point of condoning infanticide. "
Yeah, that's really goofy.
It makes me sick, the way some so-called "conservatives" treat Alan Keyes.
You, on the other hand, would undoubtedly support Obama because he is such a big fan of your favorite "medical" procedure.
Quite frankly I am getting sick of this "What would Jesus think" crap. That to me is so disrespectful. We should not try to guess what he would or woundn't say. I am so sick of the disgusting libs trying to use Jesus in this way...they are so sick!!!!!
Right on the mark. God bless Jill Stanek.
Barack Hussein Obama is one of the most dangerous political figures of our time.
Do you ever have an intellignet comment to make?
As a physician I ask, at what point do you with hold extended life support to infants born tremendously premature?
I recall seeing many that were too small to go on some kind of life support and who eventually were left to die.
I know we are able of resuscitating infants born that are smaller and smaller, but surely we are not talking about miscarriages that occur in the first or early second trimester, where the fetus is alive but too small to receive extended life support.
This thread is based on a news article....just as most threads on this site. Do you mean to say this is a silly idea for a news article? rme
I thought we were required to know what God (Jesus) wants us to do and do exactly that. Isn't that why we study the Bible? It is just that the libs have twisted thinking and reasoning. But this IS what a Christian is expected to do.