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Posted on 06/13/2008 12:58:29 PM PDT by Graybeard58
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Barack Obama, the presumptive pro-abortion nominee of the Democratic Party, has plans to reward the allies that helped him topple Hillary Clinton from her throne by making total unrestricted abortion in the United States his number one priority as president.
In light of Obama's recently achieved status as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink has decided to remind its supporters that almost one year has passed since Obama made his vows to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that abortion would be the first priority of his administration.
"The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act," Obama said in his July speech to abortion advocates worried about the increase of pro-life legislation at the state level.
The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has co-sponsored along with 18 other senators that would annihilate every single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on partial birth abortion.
The 2007 version of FOCA proposed: "It is the policy of the United States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child, to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to protect the life or health of the woman."
Obama made his remarks in a question-and-answer session after delivering a speech crystallizing for abortion advocates his deep-seated abortion philosophy and his belief that federal legislation will break pro-life resistance and end the national debate on abortion. (see transcript: http://lauraetch.googlepages.com/barackobamabeforeplannedpar...)
"I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are so nineties; their days are growing dark, it is time to turn the page," Obama said in July. "We want a new day here in America. We're tired about arguing about the same ole' stuff. And I am convinced we can win that argument."
Besides making abortion on demand a "fundamental right" throughout the United States, FOCA would effectively nullify informed consent laws, waiting periods, health safety regulations for abortion clinics, etc.
Furthermore, medical professionals and institutions that refused abortions also would lose legal protections. FOCA would expose individuals, organizations, and governments - including federal, state, and local government agencies - to costly civil actions for purported violations of the act.
"Thirty-five years after Roe, abortion supporters, like Senator Obama, are dismayed that abortion remains a divisive issue and that their radical agenda has not been submissively accepted by the American public," states Denise M. Burke, vice president of Americans United for Life.
"Rather than confronting legitimate issues concerning the availability and safety of abortion, they choose to blatantly ignore the concerns and interests of everyday Americans, as well as the growing evidence that abortion hurts women."
Hillary Clinton, once the longtime Democratic front-runner and anticipated abortion president, conceded defeat last Saturday to Obama, who captured the nomination from her after a long and bitter campaign.
Obama has won the crucial endorsement of abortion activist Frances Kissling, who broke from the ranks of other radical feminist leaders earlier this year to endorse Obama, saying Obama, not Clinton, would better use the bully pulpit of the presidency to accomplish their aims and end the culture wars over abortion.
He is a son of bitch.
From this interview:
Obama also has been more aggressive in framing his pro-abortion position previously than he was on Sunday. When he was in the Illinois Senate, for example, he repeatedly opposed a bill that would have defined as a “person” a baby who had survived an induced-labor abortion and was born alive.
In a 2001 Illinois Senate floor speech about that bill, he argued that to call a baby who survived an abortion a “person” would give it equal protection rights under the 14th Amendment and would give credibility to the argument that the same child inside its mother’s womb was also a “person” and thus could not be aborted.
When the Illinois Senate bill was amended to make it identical to a federal law that included language to protect Roe v. Wade—and that the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass—Obama still opposed the bill, voting it down in the Illinois Senate committee he chaired.
Yet, in Ohio on Sunday, Obama depicted abortion as a tragedy to be avoided, while being kept legal.
“On the issue of abortion, that is always a tragic and painful issue,” he said. “I think it is always tragic, and we should prevent it as much as possible .... But I think that the bottom line is that in the end, I think women, in consultation with their pastors, and their doctors, and their family, are in a better position to make these decisions than some bureaucrat in Washington. That’s my view. Again, I respect people who may disagree, but I certainly don’t think it makes me less Christian. Okay.”
Seriously, though it steps into the realm of hyperbole,
how can an informed, sentient individual actually support the idea of letting an “accidentally born” infant die because to do otherwise “would put too much of a burden on the mother.”
Abortion is THE quintessential expression of “liberalism”.
Liberalism is about forcing the responsible and innocent to pay for the consequences of the irresponsible. The only individual freedoms that libs support are those related to consequence-free sexual behavior choices.
Abortion forces the MOST innocent human (in God’s image) to pay, with its very life, for irresponsible sexual behavior choices.
You may want to hear this as well:
Fr. Mitch on same sex and abortion re: Obamas misuse of the scripture (No.15) from:
But, if no women got pregnant, then the abortionists wouldn’t be able to kill babies! What are you thinking?
So what exactly are you saying? Spell it all the way out.
Tell me the many benefits of an Obama effect on the supreme court nominations and the law.
ping to #59.
Best use of graphics I’ve seen in quite some time. Did you make that?
Just sent this to the local Right to Life Chairman.
That is good. Would like to use it!
“I see Obama is employing Algore’s “clever” tactic - avoid further debate by declaring that the debate is over.”
Oh my goodness...Obama is “tired” of the same old debate.
Well then - I guess I shouldn’t get too worked up over my sincere belief that innocent babies are being needlessly tortured and murdered.
Afterall - this debate has been going on for too long and poor Obama is tired.
I guess that is how we go about this issue.
I’m tired of arguing - therefore I win the argument and you must roll over and agree with me.
Arguing takes up valuable time that could be spent eating waffles.
ok....well then as long as you just give in to the spell of Obama - agree with him about everything (and then when he flip flops - you still agree), then I’m sure he’ll share some waffles with you :)
Exactly...I made a similar comment on an algore/global warming thread a few months ago...Why can’t conservatives employ this tactic...”The debate is over, tax cuts are good. The debate is over, abortion is murder...”
That’s an excellent point - I’m going to start using it on my liberal friends.
And in the case of tax cuts - it’s been proven -it’s true!
And the funny thing is that Reagan wasn’t the one who came up with the idea.
The economy expanded after JFK instituted tax cuts.
If the liberals had any brains they would attribute this brilliant policy to their hero, JFK, and claim it as their own policy.
If they had any brains.
The debate is over - liberals are stupid.
Maybe Obomba thinks a baby is only three fifths of a person.