Skip to comments.Ad asks Obama: ‘If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?’
Posted on 07/01/2008 1:42:37 PM PDT by NYer
.- A new advertisement from the Family Research Councils lobbying arm, FRC Action, cites Sen. Barack Obamas endorsement of fathers who recognize that responsibility doesnt just end at conception to press the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to defend his stand on abortion.
The 30-second television ad begins with a clip of Obamas Fathers Day speech at a Chicago church in which the Illinois senator discussed the problem of absent black fathers. We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn't just end at conception, he says in the clip.
The ad then shows commentary from FRC President Tony Perkins. Holding his squirming son Samuel in his arms, Perkins asks Obama If, as you say, fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?
Perkins says that, as a father of five himself, he thanks Obama for promoting fatherhood. Perkins then notes that Obama as a U.S. Senator voted to allocate taxpayer dollars to promote abortion in the United States and overseas.
In the ad the FRC president emphasizes the apparent contradiction between Obamas pro-fatherhood and pro-abortion views, rhetorically asking If I became a father at conception, when did Samuel here become my son?"
The advertisement aired on Friday in several cities across the United States. It is scheduled to be broadcast in Cincinnati and later in Dallas and Atlanta.
Sen. Obama has voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which would have protected from infanticide those children who survive abortion attempts. He has also promised to pass the Freedom of Choice Act, which FRC Action says would annihilate every single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on partial birth abortion.
David Nammo, Executive Director of FRC Action, told CNA that there has been no official reaction to the advertisement from either Sen. Obamas Campaign or the campaign of his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain.
Nammo said the FRC would like to see Obama acknowledge that life begins at conception and that fatherhood entails responsibility to the unborn. Further, the Family Research Council hopes Obama will renounce his support for taxpayer funding of abortions.
The FRC would also like to see Sen. McCain continue to speak strongly on family-related issues, such as his opposition to Roe v. Wade, Nammo told CNA.
Surely Obama feels that the responsibility ends once you have dropped the poor girl off at the federally-funded abortion clinic.
WOW!!! Using his OWN words to answer this question is BRILLIANT!!
That’s gonna leave a mark!
This is the best ever!
I hope Mccain doesnt denounce these ads also
Human life doesn’t start and stop. It has been evolving continuously for millions of years.
That's because any woman who has paid good money for a dead baby is entitled to a dead baby.
LOL! That question is so dead on I can't help but laugh at what has to be the consternation of the Left when they see it.
1 minute satirical Obama video here:
Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.
hahahaha I think you busted him on that one... Very good...
Fatherhood does NOT begin at conception. It begins the moment the mother decides she wants her fella to pay for that child for 18 years.
If she decides she’d rather not have the baby, there IS no fatherhood. The decision of fatherhood is up to every mother. Even if the father WANTS that baby and the mother does not.
It isn’t a question of “when” life begins, Obama and others clearly put the rights and desires of the mothers ahead of the wellbeing of that child.
They say that it is not a life worth living if it is an “unwanted” child. Since this ignores the potential for adoption, Barack Obama has added the argument that it would be “punishment” for that woman to show some of the same responsibility expected of FATHERS whether they want it or not.