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

Posted on 08/22/2008 2:46:49 PM PDT by wagglebee

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; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; abortion; democrats; election; electionpresident; elections; moralabsolutes; nobama08; obama; obamatruthfile; prolife
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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."

He is truly satanic.

1 posted on 08/22/2008 2:47:01 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/22/2008 2:48:10 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

Don’t have the time to waste on this empty suit. Did the opinion contain words containing more than two syllables? (besides abortion, that is....)


3 posted on 08/22/2008 2:48:41 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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4 posted on 08/22/2008 2:49:37 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

Good find. I’m sending it to my liberal “friend” who ran off and stuck me with a $65 lunch bill when I told him that Barak wrote no papers at Harvard or while teaching at the University of Chicago law school for three years. My “friend” is an extremely devout Catholic.

Proving once again that Obama supporters are idiots, and dishonest to boot.


5 posted on 08/22/2008 2:52:01 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: wagglebee
In an article unearthed by the Politico web site, Obama, as the president of the Harvard Law Review, wrote an unsigned article touting abortion.

Being unfamiliar with the how the Harvard Law Review works, is it normal protocol for writers NOT to sign off on their work ?

Since he didn't sign off on it, can't he simply deny the work ?

6 posted on 08/22/2008 2:53:50 PM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: wagglebee

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

“He is truly satanic.”

Truly satanic indeed! How could someone make such a cold and heartless statement? Abortion is America’s Holocaust and we should have a memorial for the 50 million+ precious and innocent children that have been slaughtered.


7 posted on 08/22/2008 2:53:52 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: wk4bush2004
“In a discussion of abortion itself, Obama wrote that government has more important business than “ensuring that any particular fetus is born.”

Give "TheOne" a break, he simply was learning the language of being nuanced, the favorite word of any elitist liberal < / s >

8 posted on 08/22/2008 2:57:24 PM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: Veto!

I cannot imagine a scenario where any truly devout Christian (Catholic or Protestant) could vote for the most pro-abortion politician in America.


9 posted on 08/22/2008 2:57:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Popman
Being unfamiliar with the how the Harvard Law Review works, is it normal protocol for writers NOT to sign off on their work ? Since he didn't sign off on it, can't he simply deny the work ?

I think the system has changed since then, but at the time, the Law Review published "articles" by law professors, which were signed, and "notes" by law students, which were anonymous.

10 posted on 08/22/2008 3:01:37 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: wagglebee
Vol:103

What issue #? Just great! Sigh.

(I'm trying to find it in our university's database)

11 posted on 08/22/2008 3:02:42 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: wagglebee

His obsession with abortion makes me think he got some woman out there pregnant and she refused to get rid of it! I heard part of his “punishment” speech and I swear he said it was punishment on the boy too. He said it like it was an afterthought. It made me GASP!


12 posted on 08/22/2008 3:04:12 PM PDT by CaliGirl-R
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To: wagglebee

As a typical leftist anything he wrote would almost certainly concern either abortion, the environment, homosexual “rights” or race. Or he might write something on “social justice” and hit all four as these subjects would constitute the bulk of any such essay with any left over blather being devoted to income redistribution. There isn’t much else that lefties are concerned with. Also note that the left’s preoccupation with disarming the nation has as its ultimate goal the redistribution of the monies “saved” into projects promoting abortion, the environment, homosexual “rights” and racial reparations in one form or another. That the U.S. might find itself under attack and retreating across the world is just an added bonus.


13 posted on 08/22/2008 3:06:20 PM PDT by scory
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To: wagglebee

How could he have been the President of the Harvard Law Review and not have published at least one major work?


14 posted on 08/22/2008 3:10:06 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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How could he have been the President of the Harvard Law Review and not have published at least one major work?

Affirmative Action?

15 posted on 08/22/2008 3:12:08 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

That’s why I’m voting against Obambi by voting for McCain.

Obambi must be stopped.


16 posted on 08/22/2008 3:12:32 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: fightinJAG

“How could he have been the President of the Harvard Law Review and not have published at least one major work?”

The position was determined through a vote by the members of the class.

So with all the white liberal guilt going around at the Harvard Law School of course they vote for the black guy.


17 posted on 08/22/2008 3:18:04 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: scory

“...As a typical leftist anything he wrote would almost certainly concern either abortion, the environment, homosexual “rights” or race...”

Those are the primary issues the democrats have been running on for decades. Add the ‘stop the war’ crowd now.

Strange that there are no ‘peace’ protesters demanding Russia get out of Georgia.

Sadly, many people around the world would never dare protest Russia. Only the USA can be the evil. Just pathetic!


18 posted on 08/22/2008 3:25:01 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Common sense and common decency are uncommon virtues among America's left.")
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To: wagglebee

If he believes so strongly in abortion, why doesn’t he just abort himself?


19 posted on 08/22/2008 3:25:45 PM PDT by shekkian
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To: wagglebee

Maybe deep down he wishes he had been aborted. He is one messed up dude!


20 posted on 08/22/2008 3:25:54 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Popman

Obama can throw anything under the bus including his own work.

21 posted on 08/22/2008 3:27:51 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: wagglebee
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."

What by killing them????

Oftentimes the handicapped have moments of pain and despair. The mentally ill live lives of pain and despair. The poor sometimes live lives of pain and despair. Should we kill all of them?

This is the most evil, self-serving argument for murder I have ever heard.

22 posted on 08/22/2008 3:34:00 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: wagglebee

Indeed. Anyone this obsessed with abortion has to have a very evil mind.

Very evil.


23 posted on 08/22/2008 3:34:44 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: wagglebee
I found the article in question on microfilm.

The full title is:

Tort Law -- Prenatal Injuries -- Supreme Court of Illinois Refuses to Recognize Cause of Action Brought by Fetus Against Its Mother for Unintentional Infliction of Prenatal Injuries. -- Stallman v. Younquist 125 Ill. 2d 267, 531 N.E. 2d 355 (1988)
I've printed it out and when I return home I'll scan it and post it if it hasn't been posted already.
24 posted on 08/22/2008 3:34:46 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Popman
Politico said the Obama campaign confirmed the pro-abortion presidential candidate wrote the piece in question.
25 posted on 08/22/2008 3:37:47 PM PDT by Atlantian
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To: the anti-liberal

Thanks!


26 posted on 08/22/2008 3:38:42 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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What a ghoul. His soul is in peril.


27 posted on 08/22/2008 3:39:15 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: wagglebee

What a ghoul. His soul is in peril.


28 posted on 08/22/2008 3:39:17 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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Any soul he might have is an embodiment of evil.


29 posted on 08/22/2008 3:41:32 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Veto!
I'm wondering what you mean by an "extremely devout" Catholic. That's just the demographic (together with "extremely devout" Evangelicals) that almost invariably --- OK, obamanates Obama.
30 posted on 08/22/2008 3:43:08 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: wagglebee

Let’s see...he formed an opinion on this subject - when - while in law school. Ok...but at the Saddleback Q & A session he said that deciding when life begins was/is “not in his pay-grade.” So what pay-grade was he in while at Harvard law school? What a blithering bafoon this Barack character is.


31 posted on 08/22/2008 3:44:14 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: wagglebee




Penetrating Insights into the Obvious
32 posted on 08/22/2008 3:44:44 PM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: wagglebee
The closing paragraph:
Without the benefit of a clear constitutional pronouncement on these issues, the Stallman court rightly concluded that, at least in cases arising out of maternal negligence, women's interests in autonomy and privacy outweigh the dubious policy benefits of fetal-maternal tort suits. However, the more difficult cases -- those involving maternal activities that might be considered intentional or reckless infliction of prenatal injuries on the fetus -- remain to be decided. As these cases arise, states should avoid adopting constitutionally dubious laws in pursuit of ill-conceived strategies to promote fetal health. Expanded access to prenatal education and health care facilities will far more likely serve the very real state interest in preventing increasing numbers of children from being born into lives of pain and despair.

33 posted on 08/22/2008 3:46:50 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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Bingo.


34 posted on 08/22/2008 3:57:54 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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"... access to prenatal education and health care facilities..."

I assume this is an euphemism for 'Planned Parenthood' just as "economic justice" is an euphemism for 'income redistribution.

The last sentence before the closing sentence states:

On the other hand, the state may also have a more compelling interest in ensuring that fetuses carried to term do not suffer from debilitating injuries than it does in ensuring that any particular fetus is born.

35 posted on 08/22/2008 3:59:01 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: wagglebee

A single stinking article and he becomes president of law review?? More evidence of what an empty, over-stated, piece of sniveling liberal, clap-trap, this homophilic nobody really is.


36 posted on 08/22/2008 3:59:43 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: the anti-liberal
Oops, I meant "... before the closing paragraph states...
37 posted on 08/22/2008 4:28:02 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 08/22/2008 4:54:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (Do OPEC types make more money manipulating US markets than selling oil? Buy on dips-sell on highs?)
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Pro-Life ping


39 posted on 08/22/2008 6:06:42 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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To: wagglebee

I agree with you but there will be plenty. It’s just like Eve listening to the snake in the Garden of Eden.


40 posted on 08/22/2008 7:05:47 PM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: MHGinTN; Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...

Of all my reading on the pro-abort movement I can think of no young men involved in abortion “rights”. Not that I’ve focused on that area much.

Barack seems to be in love with abortion. Perhaps like Gloria Steinem and Patricia Ireland. As Rush might say, Barry is a feminazi.


41 posted on 08/22/2008 8:19:48 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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A man who will protect ‘abortion-by-neglect’ method for killing the little ones even outside the womb may not be in love with the evil but he’s certainly a major enabler and intends to continue being such.


42 posted on 08/22/2008 8:22:21 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: cpforlife.org
As Rush might say, Barry is a feminazi.

No, he's a sitzpinkler.

Makes me wonder (by analogy to Bill Clinton's "feminist" values, contrasted to Paula Jones, Juanita Brodderick, etc.) if Obama might have any misogynist skeletons in his closet...?

No proof, not even an accusation. Just a passing thought.

43 posted on 08/22/2008 8:28:26 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Is it black liberation theology that paints the black woman as a queen?


44 posted on 08/22/2008 8:48:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: wagglebee

One article. LOL!


45 posted on 08/22/2008 9:04:43 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: wagglebee

46 posted on 08/22/2008 9:06:34 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: MHGinTN; grey_whiskers

The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal indicted and convicted ten Nazi leaders for “encouraging and compelling abortions,” an act which the Tribunal characterized as “a crime against humanity.” As with their other crimes against humanity, the Nazis protested that “we were just following orders.” Lieutenant General Richard Hildebrandt, the SS (Schutzstaffel) Chief of the RKFVD’s Race and Settlement Office in Berlin, stated that “Up to now nobody had the idea to see in this interruption of pregnancy a crime against humanity.”
- Nuremberg Military Tribunals, IV:1081-84. Nuremberg: NO-3512.

Untermensch, sub-human, or under-men was the dehumanizing label assigned to people regarded by the Nazis as so inferior that they were not human beings at all. It is worth noting that Nietzsche’s Overman, or super-human was to overcome the traditional ethicist and create a new morality, by the triumph of will over conscience. Thus spake Zarathustra

Nietzsche Nazis at their finest: “During the height of the killing season at Auchwitz living children were tossed directly into the fires of crematorium furnaces or flaming pits. Their screams could be heard throughout the camp compound....” The Abortion Holocaust


47 posted on 08/22/2008 9:24:39 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at CpForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee; All
Here are the scans of Harvard Law Review pgs 823-828, printed from microfilm (as images):
Harvard Law Review pg. 823
Harvard Law Review pg. 824
Harvard Law Review pg. 825
Harvard Law Review pg. 826
Harvard Law Review pg. 827
Harvard Law Review pg. 827
Make of it what you will. Legal minds - your input would be appreciated.

It's sad that this is the only document available to us that Bambi has written.

It's a shame that a man who wants to be the president of this great nations feels he must hide his own words from those who would be his people. But there it is.

48 posted on 08/22/2008 9:33:02 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal
The last one is 828 despite the fact that it says 287.
49 posted on 08/22/2008 9:37:22 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: the anti-liberal
Despite the fact that it says 827.

I'm turning in to bed now. Good night.

:^)

50 posted on 08/22/2008 9:38:33 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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