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Barack Obama's Campaign Sought to Exploit Rape Victim to Attack on Abortion
Life News ^ | 9/29/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 09/29/2008 1:42:19 PM PDT by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new scandal has erupted for the campaign of presidential candidate Barack Obama and it involves the issue of abortion. New reports indicate Obama's campaign asked an anti-domestic violence group to find a rape victim to attack John McCain and Sarah Palin on abortion or the so-called rape kit hubbub.

The controversy may cause some women voters to charge that Obama's campaign unfairly sought to exploit a rape victim for political gain.

The news web site Politico brings the scandal to light today and says it obtained an email about how the Obama camp contacted domestic violence groups to find a rape victim to use in its commercial.

Kiersten Steward, director of public policy at the Family Violence Prevention Fund and a former top aid to pro-abortion Congressman Maurice Hinchey of New York, apparently served as a liaison between the Obama camp and the groups.

"Obviously, this is a big ask and I haven't seen a script but presumably it will be a brief 'this is what happened to me, we need someone who will fight for women like me, these are the guys to do it,'" Steward wrote in a September 15 email Politico obtained.

The email went on to say the Obama camp would have a film crew in Washington to film the rape victim and the ad.

Politico contacted the Obama campaign and spokesman Bill Burton wouldn't comment on the potential ad or exploiting a rape victim to promote his candidacy.

"Choice is an important issue, and we're going to continue talking about it in battleground states through the election," Burton said in an email.

The statement makes it appear the ad would likely have challenged McCain and Palin on the issue of abrotion while trying to appeal to women voters and former supporters of Hillary Clinton.

LifeNews.com contacted both the Obama and McCain campaigns for an update on the story and has not received a response.

Politico also found a rape victim whom the Obama campaign eventually contacted, but declined to appear in an ad -- Virginia resident Mikele Shelton-Knight, who is a victim rights advocate now.

Shelton-Knight said the potential subject of the commercial was never discussed but she indicated it could focus on the bogus rape kit controversy targeting McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Palin has been falsely blamed for a policy of making women pay for rape kits when she served as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. However, the charge has been disproved.

Shelton-Knight told Politico that the criticism of Palin is unfounded and unfair because most cities across the nation had the same policy until a recent trend of trying to get government to pay for them.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; obamatruthfile; prolife
The controversy may cause some women voters to charge that Obama's campaign unfairly sought to exploit a rape victim for political gain.

Which is EXACTLY what he did.

1 posted on 09/29/2008 1:42:27 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 09/29/2008 1:43:29 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 09/29/2008 1:44:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

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4 posted on 09/29/2008 1:50:36 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Community Organizers for McCain-Palin now at http://www.cafepress.com/writeside)
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To: wagglebee

Strange, the Democrats weren’t that interested in the stories of rape victims when Bill Clinton was in office.


5 posted on 09/29/2008 1:59:25 PM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: wagglebee

“Choice is an important issue...”

choice to do what? Oh, yeah, choosing to

KILL YOUR OWN BABY


6 posted on 09/29/2008 2:07:18 PM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: wagglebee
we need someone who will fight for women like me

Who better?


7 posted on 09/29/2008 2:26:50 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

http://rogersparkbench.blogspot.com/2008/09/again-obama-goons-attack-wgn-radio.html


8 posted on 09/29/2008 2:41:03 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: wagglebee

Ironic isn’t it. They promote killing the innocent and letting criminals walk.

I have a family member who had a child from a rape.

The child has STILL BEEN A BLESSING, and the mom wouldn’t trade him for nothing.


9 posted on 09/29/2008 2:51:26 PM PDT by del4hope
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nothing s/b anything


10 posted on 09/29/2008 2:52:13 PM PDT by del4hope
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To: wagglebee; Antoninus

11 posted on 09/29/2008 3:10:06 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: El Gato
Non of her so called look alikes are nearly as pretty as she is. She just has it.
12 posted on 09/29/2008 4:04:04 PM PDT by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: wagglebee
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13 posted on 09/30/2008 4:04:36 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

I suppose nothing that comes to light about Obama’s actions should surprise me anymore... These people are TRULY, imho, doing the work of the devil.


14 posted on 10/01/2008 2:00:19 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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Ping... More absolutely disgusting tactics from the Obama campaign.


15 posted on 10/01/2008 2:01:18 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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