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On Jan. 10, 2005, newly elected U. S. Sen. Barack Obama sauntered a victory lap inside
the Illinois state Capitol, where he had just tenured seven years as state senator.
A journalist recently wrote that journalists can’t seem to write about Obama these days without using the term “rock star.” At that time, Obama was famous for the speech he gave five months prior at the Democratic National Convention but not yet the celebrity he is today, like the 1962 Beatles in Hamburg, to correlate.
So as Obama bid farewell to former colleagues and staffers, he attracted small crowds but was still approachable.
We happened to be at the Capitol that day, too, lobbying for the fifth year in a row for passage of Illinois’ Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Oh, the irony. Obama had been the sole senator speaking against Born Alive on the Senate floor in 2001 and 2002 and had single-handedly killed it in a committee he chaired in 2003.
My friend Fran did not want to let this caustic golden opportunity pass. So she pushed me forward as Obama ambled by….

Continue reading my column today, “Born Alive Veterans for Truth,” on WND.com.

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