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.
also ask Obama, at what point would an abortion not be acceptable, at what degree beyond “partial”?
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.
Big Guy ping.
“How could anyone kill a child born alive? What kind of monster could make that leap?”
This kind of monster...
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?
“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.
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?
You got that one right! Not often is that subject brought up.
EXcellent! Thanks for the ping!
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