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Barack Obama’s Sole Article in Harvard Law Review Promotes Abortion
Life News ^ | 8/22/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/07/2012 12:49:16 PM PST by buffyt

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – How strongly does Barack Obama believe in unlimited abortions? Strongly enough that the only article he wrote for the Harvard Law Review while he was a law school student talked about how fervently believed in legalized abortion. Obama’s name wasn’t attached to any other legal scholarship during the time.

In an article unearthed by the Politico web site, Obama, as the president of the Harvard Law Review, wrote an unsigned article touting abortion.

The web site says the article comes in at six pages and is contained in the third volume of the 1990 Harvard Law Review.

In the work, Obama considered a parenthetical abortion issue — whether unborn children have a legal right to sue their mothers for damage sustained during pregnancy, from such things as alcohol or illegal drugs.

Obama says no and writes supportively of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case and another from the Illinois Supreme Court saying no such right exists.

According to Politico, Obama wrote: "[T]he case raises the broader policy and constitutional considerations that argue against using civil liability to control the behavior of pregnant women."

In a discussion of abortion itself, Obama wrote that government has more important business than "ensuring that any particular fetus is born."

He also decried any limits on abortion, saying the government has an interest in "preventing increasing numbers of children from being born in to lives of pain and despair."

Politico said the Obama campaign confirmed the pro-abortion presidential candidate wrote the piece in question and that it was one of the typical articles law students would write briefing and opining on federal and state court decisions.

In an email to the web site, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt also confirmed that Obama "remains committed to" the sentiments he expressed in the piece.

Obama’s article is on page 823 of Volume 103 of the Harvard Law Review and would likely be located in larger public libraries and databases that chronicle legal articles in scholarly publications.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathcult; deatheaters; eugenics; lifehate; obama; obamatruthfile; obamunism; peoplehate; populationcontrol
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To: New Jersey Realist
I don’t believe in abortion under ANY circumstances but I wish o’bastard’s mother did!

And you don't see the contradiction there?

51 posted on 03/07/2012 3:46:00 PM PST by x
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To: buffyt; Constitution Day; martin_fierro
whether unborn children have a legal right to sue their mothers

If they did, how would they contact plaintiff's attorneys? Ouija board?

Mr. Ertelt isn't usually hysterically garbled. I'll chalk this one up to his having to attempt to make sense of an "argument" proposed by young Barry Obama.

52 posted on 03/07/2012 4:15:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You hit the nail on the head right there. He’s half whitey for heaven’s sake. I’m sure that burns him every damn day!


53 posted on 03/07/2012 4:43:32 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: MissMagnolia
Why didn't obozo’s marxist/revolutionary hippie momma flush HIM down the toilet? I sometimes think oboma is in favor of abortion because, deep down inside, he knows he wasn't wanted as a child. And in his need to show love to his father and mother, he mimics his father's politics, and supports his mother's desire, hidden or otherwise, to be rid of him. Twisted and evil..yes, he is.
54 posted on 03/07/2012 4:47:03 PM PST by itssme
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To: itssme

his Dad was a drunk, left him, his mother dumped him on her parents. seems he somewhat rejected the love of his grandparents. trying to live up to an absent and then dead drunk father.


55 posted on 03/07/2012 4:49:48 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: itssme

He has sold his soul to cinders .... thus the black heart.


56 posted on 03/07/2012 4:51:10 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Future Snake Eater
Don't remember where I saw this, but it was written that mooochelle stated that when they married, they knew that it was wise for a politician to have a family...it was good for votes. And so they had children.

My question...who's your real daddy, kids?

57 posted on 03/07/2012 4:51:39 PM PST by itssme
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To: visualops; Toespi; taterjay

58 posted on 03/07/2012 5:05:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

This isn’t surprising. It’s useful for knowing what kind of people Obama will appoint to the Federal Courts. With many current justices on the Supreme Court getting on in years, that’s an urgent issue.


59 posted on 03/07/2012 5:06:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: visualops

“seems he somewhat rejected the love of his grandparents.”

His grandfather seems to also have been a loser. His grandmother was the breadwinner.


60 posted on 03/07/2012 5:08:19 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: MissMagnolia

Yes he did sell his soul. When you see him sometimes striking a pose, tilting his head back, with his eyes cast downward as he looks down his nose at his audience, like Mussolini use to do, making claims to be the greatest president, the one WE’VE been waiting for, a MESSIAH, you know he’s evil/unstable and a nutter.

We must get rid of this person, before he gets rid of us.


61 posted on 03/07/2012 5:12:13 PM PST by itssme
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To: disraeligears

He wasn’t the editor (which, as you know, requires skill, knowledge and the application of a considerable amount of effort) - he was the president, a generally social appointment.


62 posted on 03/07/2012 5:21:12 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Clintonfatigued
Check out www.theobomafile.com. Some very interesting reading. His grandfather was a commie and turned oboma over to his friend Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist Party, who acted as friend and mentor to oboma, when he was 11 years old and throughout his teen years.

I don't feel any pity for oboma...he has looks, education, pampering of his grandparents, with a little perversion thrown in. And he liked it. He made his choices, and so did some of us. And now we ALL will suffer at the mercy of this maniac until we remove him.

63 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:29 PM PST by itssme
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To: buffyt

I hope his daughters are deeply disappointed in him and their greedy mother for being a hypocrite on the issue.


64 posted on 03/07/2012 5:44:13 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: alphadoggie

“THIS! Totally! I’ve also been published in law reviews multiple times, and the shortest article was 32 pages with over 200 footnotes. This many is a fraud on every level.”

Since you fellows are so familiar with law reviews, you are also aware that very few of the articles are written by the university law students. The top students at Harvard Law are given the prestigious positions of working on the Law Review, but by and large they are editors, not writers. Certainly a major law review, like Harvard, is not going to allocate 32 pages of its highly prestigious journal to a mere law student. These articles are written by people who are considered to be the nation’s top thinkers in the law, usually by the professors at the law school or other law schools.


65 posted on 03/07/2012 6:27:46 PM PST by juno67 (ui)
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To: P-Marlowe; New Jersey Realist; wmfights; wagglebee

Why is it that those who ask for mercy are the last to give it?


66 posted on 03/07/2012 6:43:53 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: buffyt
In a discussion of abortion itself, Obama wrote that government has more important business than "ensuring that any particular fetus is born."

That's a ready-made campaign ad. How will phony pro-life Rats like Sen. Bob Casey defend such a statement? They must be asked to repudiate it!

67 posted on 03/07/2012 7:43:04 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: buffyt

Once a sick bastard, always a sick bastard.


68 posted on 03/07/2012 9:14:43 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: buffyt
Obama, as the president of the Harvard Law Review, wrote an unsigned article touting abortion.

He's been a moral coward for a long, long time. At least he's a Christian.

69 posted on 03/07/2012 9:24:31 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: avacado
Something is fishy...

Ever heard the phrase "selective editing"? This is called "selective unearthing".
70 posted on 03/07/2012 9:39:44 PM PST by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: taterjay
This is what happens when a maladaptive outsider is elected to the ultimate insider position. I am convinced BHO is a sad, conflicted, emotionally scarred man who often wishes he were never born and finds no connection to any institution or the identity of the nation he leads. I do not think as a person he is nearly as evil as many on the left but he is controlled and manipulated by some persons who are truly evil.
71 posted on 03/07/2012 9:47:07 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

possible....however what he is most despisin of, he hates with evil intent..


72 posted on 03/07/2012 9:51:02 PM PST by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: buffyt

Check out Obama addressing Planned Parenthood 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUl99id2SvM


73 posted on 03/08/2012 2:18:05 PM PST by victim soul
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To: juno67

Absolutely untrue. Every academic law journal has a section reserved to law student “Notes” which are of the same length as the “Articles”. The difference between “notes” and “articles” being only the status of the author. The length is generally the same.

Example: I went to an Ivy law school like Obama, I had a note published in the law journal, and it was 40 pages and had 238 footnotes. And that’s typical of a student note.


74 posted on 03/09/2012 8:17:54 AM PST by alphadoggie
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