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Obama and Abortion
Inside Catholic ^ | August 18, 2008 | Deal Hudson

Posted on 08/18/2008 8:01:13 AM PDT by CTrent1564

Obama's Campaign Admits National Right to Life is Right Posted on August 18, 2008, 9:36 AM | Deal W. Hudson

As I predicted on Saturday, Obama's accusation of "lying" against National Right to Life has forced him to admit Doug Johnson was correct.

Johnson, chief lobbyist for NRTL, published written evidence of Obama's vote against a Born Alive Infant Protection Act that contained the same language as the federal bill.

Obama had protested repeatedly that had he been presented with such a bill, he would have signed it. So much for that excuse... of course, now the campaign has come up with a new one.

First, let's review the previous claims:

Illinois physicians were opposed to the bill. There was already an Illinois law banning partial birth abortion. The bill did not contain the"neutrality clause" of the federal ban, which the campaign now insists was incorrect. The new excuse -- in italics -- is from an article in today's New York Sun:

[Obama's] campaign yesterday acknowledged that he had voted against an identical bill in the state Senate, and a spokesman, Hari Sevugan, said the senator and other lawmakers had concerns that even as worded, the legislation could have undermined existing Illinois abortion law. Those concerns did not exist for the federal bill, because there is no federal abortion law.

As Doug Johnson responds in the article, the neutrality clause would have applied to the Illinois law, if the abortion law had been challenged. What makes this latest campaign claim even more dubious is that it has never been mentioned before.

Obama, in his oft-quoted July 1 interview for Relevant Magazine, doesn't say a word about it. One would think if overturning Illinois law was Obama's chief concern in voting against BAIPA, he would have said something about it.

The admission by the Obama campaign is found in the bottom half of the New York Sun article, which means the newspaper was either trying to bury it or doesn't recognize its importance.

Obama's obfuscations and the campaign's clumsy spin will only succeed in making the story more visible.

TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: abortion; ecumenical; obama
To all Pro-Life Christians: Here is some good work done by two Catholic Blogs indicating that Obama lied about his vote with respect to the "Ill infant protection act..." In other words, he in fact voted for infanticide.

Another link at the "American Papist" is also covering the story. Regardless of our theological differences on Justification, Scripture and Tradition, I think this is someting all of us need to get behind and get the message out about Obama being the most Milatant Abortion candidate in U.S. Presidential history.

Pax et Bonum

1 posted on 08/18/2008 8:01:13 AM PDT by CTrent1564
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To: CTrent1564

To all:

Here is the link from the American Papist.


2 posted on 08/18/2008 8:02:17 AM PDT by CTrent1564
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To: CTrent1564

Of course, Obama’s coverup of facts just makes it all the worse. Now we will see if the media reports it.

3 posted on 08/18/2008 8:04:18 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: CTrent1564; antonius

4 posted on 08/18/2008 8:08:23 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: CTrent1564
This has become a major issue for Catholics and Christians who respect life. Look at the number of links/stories. It's just amazing to me.

Obama and Abortion

Obama Says Right to Life Coalition Is Lying About His Record
Barack Obama Says Pro-Life Group Lying About His Pro-Infanticide Votes
Obama's infanticide problem>
Obama and McCain Woo Catholics
Obama's Christian Creds Vs. Abortion and Infanticide

Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide
Mommy Won't Help Dems on Abortion
Abortion Leader Confirms that Democratic Platform is More Pro-Abortion than Ever
Obama More Than An Abortion Radical
Obama’s Abortion Lies (Obama cover-up on born-alive survivors bill)

Life with Obama: Abortion champion
Knighting the Catholic Vote (K of C urging Catholics to vote pro-life)
Linda Chavez: Obama’s Catholic problem
Catholic Voters and 2008
Barack Obama Supports the Murder of Newborn Infants

Obama Lied About Abortion Record
What Barack Obama defended three times: Live Birth Abortion
[OPEN] Supreme K of C Calls for Real "Change" on Abortion and Catholic Revolt against Obama Nation
Obama's Catholic Problem ( Linda Chavez )
Obama’s View on Abortion May Divide Catholics ( "May Divide?" )

Obama loses 26 points among Catholics
Barack Obama's Wife Michelle to Join Hillary Clinton at Pro-Abortion Dinner
OPINION: Senator Obama and the Wall of the Womb
Barack Obama's Pledge to Overturn Every Pro-Life Abortion Law One Year Old
Obama Worse than Clintons on Abortion Says National Right to Life Leader Interview-SCOTUS Critical

Roman Catholics for Obama '08
How can Catholics for Obama rationalize their support for the pro-choice candidate?
Obama’s director of Catholic Outreach ‘dodges’ opportunity to reach Catholics
Barack Obama Slams John McCain For Opposing Abortion, Activist Judges

Catholics and Obama
COMMENTARY: Quandry for Catholics At Election Time
The Latest Refinement (Obama on Abortion)
CNN Runs Biased News Story Covering Up Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record
Jill Stanek: Obama's biggest lie about supporting infanticide
The Battle for Catholic Voters

New Report Indicates Voters Most Interested in Barack Obama’s Position on Abortion
Deal Hudson: Obama and Infanticide?
Ad asks Obama: ‘If fatherhood begins at conception, when does life begin?’
Embryonic stem-cell research immoral, unnecessary, bishops say
Catholics should not vote for Obama
Catholic Caucus: It is a sin to vote/support Obama/DNC [abortion]

More Catholics leaning towards Democrats, poll reports (really not Catholics)
The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)
Obama's Abortion Bombshell: Unrestricted Abortion....
NARAL Catholics Line Up for Obama
Editorial: Disagreeing with Doug Kmiec One More Time
State-Funded Embryo Research "Makes Taxpayers Complicit in Killing", say Bishops

McCain Meets Privately with Fr. Pavone - Says Constitutional Right to Life Applies to Unborn
Faithful Citizenship: “Catholic Vote” is very sought after
Has Obama dissolved his Catholic advisory council?
Commentary: Faithful Citizenship and the Formed Conscience
Catholic League: Where's Obama's 'Catholic Advisory Council'? [Not to be found!]
Right-wing Christians beginning to lean left (Misleading headline)

Catholics Debate Obama Vote
US Bishops Urge Voters to Give Priority to Life [Ecumenical]
Corralling the Catholic vote: Political necessity or pipe dream?
DOUG KMIEC: Catholic Reasons for Hope in the General Election
EDITORIAL: Why This Catholic Dreads the Campaign
The Catholic-Obama Problem (Pope Benedict XVI instructs Catholics about pro-abortion candidates)
Thoughts On ‘Roman Catholics For Obama’

How Obama's Catholics Will Dodge the Infanticide Question
Catholic Pro-Life Leader Feuds With Barack Obama's "Catholic" Backers
McCain and the Pope: McCain cannot win in November without the Catholic vote (Reagan re-visited?)
Catholics Cannot Vote for Pols Who Support Abortion, Except for Morally Grave Reasons: KY Bishops

5 posted on 08/18/2008 8:09:55 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation


Good work there, I have been following the story as I get Fr. Pavone’s Priest for Life newsletter and following it through other Catholic sources like the Knight of Columbus, at Catholic Blogs like Deal Hudson’s Inside Catholic, among others. However, I am glad to see that this is getting major attention across the Catholic and Protestant Pro-Life Blogs as the MSM has not, as of yet, been addressing this question.

Fox news had a major discussion about it last night so I think this story is going to have some legs.

Keep up the good work all Pro-Life posters at FR.

6 posted on 08/18/2008 8:15:02 AM PDT by CTrent1564
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To: CTrent1564; 4integrity; Salvation; Coleus


7 posted on 08/18/2008 8:25:11 AM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Trust the Lord with all your heart.......)
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To: CTrent1564

Thanks for posting. In a sane world, this issue would sink Obama’s candidacy.

8 posted on 08/18/2008 8:28:46 AM PDT by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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Your welcome, hopefull, Pro-Life conservatives can get this information to friends, family, etc and show how Obama is without a doubt, the most radical Pro-Abortion candidate in U.S. Presidential history.


9 posted on 08/18/2008 8:54:27 AM PDT by CTrent1564
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It’s not just pro-life conservatives. I know Roe-supporting liberals who are **appalled** at partial-birth abortion and failure to protect born-alive survivors of abortion.

10 posted on 08/18/2008 9:24:04 AM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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