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Ad asks Obama: If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?
CNA ^ | July 1, 2008

Posted on 07/01/2008 1:42:37 PM PDT by NYer

Washington DC, Jul 1, 2008 / 02:18 am (CNA).- A new advertisement from the Family Research Council’s lobbying arm, FRC Action, cites Sen. Barack Obama’s endorsement of fathers who “recognize that responsibility doesn’t 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 Obama’s Father’s 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 Obama’s 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. Obama’s 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; conception; fatherhood; obama
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1 posted on 07/01/2008 1:42:38 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 07/01/2008 1:43:12 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer
Nammo said the FRC would like to see Obama acknowledge that life begins at conception and that fatherhood entails responsibility to the unborn.

Surely Obama feels that the responsibility ends once you have dropped the poor girl off at the federally-funded abortion clinic.

3 posted on 07/01/2008 1:48:13 PM PDT by gridlock (Al Gore wants YOU to live like the Flintstones while HE lives like the Jetsons.)
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To: NYer

WOW!!! Using his OWN words to answer this question is BRILLIANT!!


4 posted on 07/01/2008 1:52:40 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer

SCORE!


5 posted on 07/01/2008 1:57:29 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: NYer

That’s gonna leave a mark!


6 posted on 07/01/2008 1:57:46 PM PDT by CTK YKC
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To: NYer

excellent.


7 posted on 07/01/2008 1:59:02 PM PDT by pby
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To: NYer; verga

This is the best ever!


8 posted on 07/01/2008 2:11:06 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED)
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To: Ann Archy

I hope Mccain doesnt denounce these ads also


9 posted on 07/01/2008 2:14:28 PM PDT by italianquaker
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To: NYer
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA


10 posted on 07/01/2008 2:16:45 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: NYer

Human life doesn’t start and stop. It has been evolving continuously for millions of years.


11 posted on 07/01/2008 2:26:59 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: NYer
I wish we would stop saying "when does life begin" and start saying "when does personhood begin." Bacteria are alive, we don't care about them. Obama has acknowledged difficulty with the term "life begins." I wrote a mini-article on his abortion position.
12 posted on 07/01/2008 2:27:57 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: kc8ukw
Drat, mini article: http://www.helium.com/items/1083548-obama-abortion-position
13 posted on 07/01/2008 2:30:25 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: kc8ukw
Drat, mini article: http://www.helium.com/items/1083548-obama-abortion-position
14 posted on 07/01/2008 2:32:00 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: NYer
Sen. Obama has voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which would have protected from infanticide those children who survive abortion attempts.

That's because any woman who has paid good money for a dead baby is entitled to a dead baby.

15 posted on 07/01/2008 2:32:26 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: NYer
Perkins asks Obama “If, as you say, fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?”

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.

16 posted on 07/01/2008 2:33:27 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (OVERPRODUCTION......... one of the top five worries for American farmers.)
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To: NYer

1 minute satirical Obama video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR6b-kWncI4

Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.


17 posted on 07/01/2008 2:38:20 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: NYer

hahahaha I think you busted him on that one... Very good...


18 posted on 07/01/2008 2:52:00 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be a Jackie Robinson, not a Jackie come lately.)
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To: NYer

Excellent ad!


19 posted on 07/01/2008 3:03:23 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (NYT - The Official Razor of "John's Long Mustache".)
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To: NYer

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.


20 posted on 07/01/2008 3:03:51 PM PDT by weegee (CHANGE? A more truthful slogan would be to proclaim Obama the candidate of FLIP FLOP.)
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To: Man50D

“Human life doesn’t start and stop. It has been evolving continuously for millions of years.”

_________________________________________________________

I have a feeling that if I told someone this at a funeral, I’d get the crap beaten outta me.


21 posted on 07/01/2008 3:15:25 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: NYer
Outstanding!!!

22 posted on 07/01/2008 4:01:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©® - CTHULHU/SHOGGOTH '08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: weegee

You’re being sarcastic, right?


23 posted on 07/01/2008 4:03:36 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: All

Need more ads like this. This is an issue that needs to be pushed. Cold hearted sob.


24 posted on 07/01/2008 4:23:12 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: weegee; NYer; Mr. Silverback; Jim Robinson

Oh, there’s fatherhood all right—the question is whether the child will spend the first 60-80 years of his/her life on earth, or in Eternity.

Too many are playing God who otherwise don’t listen to Him.


25 posted on 07/01/2008 4:50:41 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: weegee

Most of these “Fathers” are very happy to leave the responsibility to the mother, and good luck getting alimony out of these guys.


26 posted on 07/01/2008 5:04:21 PM PDT by RobbyS (Ecce homo)
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To: NYer; antonius
There is no way any Catholic or Christian can vote for Obama.


27 posted on 07/01/2008 5:36:34 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer

Obama did not have much daddy inluence.

That and his kumbaya mom created what he projects on us.


28 posted on 07/01/2008 5:38:00 PM PDT by wardaddy (these are dark days politically)
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To: NYer
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29 posted on 07/01/2008 5:38:15 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wardaddy

You mean the mom he threw under the bus?


30 posted on 07/01/2008 5:40:17 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Frank Peretti wrote a fiction/novel book on abortion called Tilly. Very moving. The soul of a little girl comes to visit her mother for a short while and tells her mother about her life in heaven.
31 posted on 07/01/2008 5:41:33 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: NYer

This is a very large issue, but not one that McCain has embraced thus far. We shall surely pay for the deaths of the innocent we have allowed, and Obama has a high price to pay for that so far.


32 posted on 07/01/2008 5:42:16 PM PDT by wastedpotential (McCain says I am an agent of intolerance, he's right - I can't tolerate liberal Republicans!)
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To: NYer

How could anyone kill a child born alive? What kind of monster could make that leap?


33 posted on 07/01/2008 5:55:31 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: HollyB

Tilly was a great book, as well as Peretti’s other books.


34 posted on 07/01/2008 5:56:50 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: NYer

Let’s watch him squirm out of this one. lol... He’ll probably blame it on another staffer. Sadly, he’s one of the worst cases of “the other guy done it” folks I’ve seen in a long time. There is NO accountability with Obama. He takes responsibility for nothing that goes wrong.


35 posted on 07/01/2008 6:03:23 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: NYer

Great ad!


36 posted on 07/01/2008 6:06:08 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: NYer

OMG!

What a great AD!


37 posted on 07/01/2008 6:06:23 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 80 Square Miles; acad1228; AirForceMom; AliVeritas; Anti-MSM; aomagrat; ariamne; ...

See link in post 1


38 posted on 07/01/2008 6:19:40 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: NYer

Great ad. Thanks for posting the link.


39 posted on 07/01/2008 6:31:33 PM PDT by syriacus (Democrats got THEIR "change" in Election 2006. Are WE better off now?)
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To: NYer

Great idea for an ad. As Wanda from “Corner Gas” would say...”POW!!”


40 posted on 07/01/2008 6:38:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: NYer; The Spirit Of Allegiance

Great idea for an ad. As Wanda from “Corner Gas” would say...”POW!!”


41 posted on 07/01/2008 6:38:26 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: gridlock

Pow! Your post is a direct hit.


42 posted on 07/01/2008 6:39:33 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: mikrofon

ping for a great ad.


43 posted on 07/01/2008 6:41:41 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Man50D
Um...so you, personally did not begin existing at conception, but millions of years ago?

And when you die, you, Man50D, will not stop existing, but will continue to exist because evolution goes forward?

And do you boycott funerals and birthday parties?

44 posted on 07/01/2008 6:41:59 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: ex-snook
BULLSEYE!
45 posted on 07/01/2008 6:42:07 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Pow! Your post is a direct hit!


46 posted on 07/01/2008 6:43:28 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: ex-snook
SWOOSH!
47 posted on 07/01/2008 6:44:22 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: weegee
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.

That can't possibly be true in any sense, because Obamessiah says otherwise. Kneel before Zod Obamessiah.

48 posted on 07/01/2008 6:48:09 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: wastedpotential

You do mean McCain hasn’t criticized Obama, right? Because McCain’s not a pro-choicer.


49 posted on 07/01/2008 6:50:50 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: weegee

The decision of fatherhood can be up to the mother, after conception. And unfortunately, the wrong decision is made and the baby is no more. All the more reason for fellas to take care that they don’t give that power (to potentially kill their preborn children) to casual sex partners.


50 posted on 07/01/2008 6:53:47 PM PDT by hobie-one
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