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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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To: xsmommy

51 posted on 07/01/2008 7:07:31 PM PDT by mikrofon (Pro Life BUMP)
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To: Mr. Silverback
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?


Um, try actually thinking in the bigger context. I am referring to the human race and not an individual. The human race continues even though an individual dies. I only boycott inane replies.
52 posted on 07/01/2008 7:17:30 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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also ask Obama, at what point would an abortion not be acceptable, at what degree beyond “partial”?


53 posted on 07/01/2008 7:24:31 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Man50D

Hmmm...so why did you make an inane comment about evolution when we were discussing fatherhood and fetal development?

At least you’re very secure in the rightness of your ideas. I can tell by the way you whined when I questioned you about them.


54 posted on 07/01/2008 7:49:24 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: Mr. Silverback; M. Thatcher

Big Guy ping.


55 posted on 07/01/2008 8:01:31 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: MovementConservative

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

This kind of monster...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2035631/posts

Hey...the lady paid for a dead baby, and that’s exactly what she got.
Really - what difference does it make if it’s moments before, or moments after birth?


56 posted on 07/01/2008 8:36:34 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: isom35

“also ask Obama, at what point would an abortion not be acceptable, at what degree beyond “partial”?”

He’s already supported the practice of denying medical assistance to babies, fully born, who survived abortion attempts.


57 posted on 07/01/2008 8:38:04 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: txflake

Come again?


58 posted on 07/01/2008 8:51:45 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: Mr. Silverback
rush
59 posted on 07/01/2008 9:10:18 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: NYer

btrl


60 posted on 07/02/2008 12:56:14 AM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin '36 Olympics for murdering regimes Beijing '08)
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To: Randy Larsen

BTTT


61 posted on 07/02/2008 2:54:38 AM PDT by E.G.C. (To read a freeper's FR postings, click on his or her screen name and then "In Forum".)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Hmmm...so why did you make an inane comment about evolution when we were discussing fatherhood and fetal development?

Hmmm... intersting you very conveniently ignore the last portion of the thread title "when does life begin?".

At least you’re very secure in the rightness of your ideas. I can tell by the way you whined when I questioned you about them.

I don't give you any credit for responding with only derogatory remarks void of any intellectual content to my on point answer.
62 posted on 07/02/2008 3:39:53 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D
Hmmm... intersting you very conveniently ignore the last portion of the thread title "when does life begin?".

Now who's ignoring context. A thread about a 2008 political ad making hay out of a comment made in 2008 and featuring a child born in 2008 has nothing to do with Australopithecus.

I don't give you any credit for responding with only derogatory remarks void of any intellectual content to my on point answer.

My, you have an awfully thin skin if you think those questions were derogatory. What was derogatory about them?

63 posted on 07/02/2008 12:04:48 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: hobie-one
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.

You got that one right! Not often is that subject brought up.

64 posted on 07/02/2008 9:32:25 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Lib NO MORE!)
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To: Randy Larsen

EXcellent! Thanks for the ping!


65 posted on 07/03/2008 6:16:51 PM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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