Blogger Impeach yesterday mocked “Lil Ricky” Santorum for castigating Barack Obama in a February 28 Philadelphia Inquirer op ed for his indefensible opposition to IL’s Born Alive Infant Protection Act Santorum was the U.S. Senate sponsor of the federal version.
I also want to direct your attention to the text of the Illinois bill. Here it is. You’re free, of course, to peruse what Senator Santorum has declared in his column to be “identical.” Of course, it’s not.
No, it’s not. Because Impeach linked to the wrong bill, SB 1093 instead of SB 1095.
Impeach also linked to an amusing piece by left wing Media Matters, supposedly “deconstructing” a February 1 Washington Times editorial taking Obama to task for his opposition to Born Alive. It would appear MM was momentarily disturbed by a brain fart, because it argued our position…
The Washington Times falsely claimed that… Obama “argu[ed] cold-bloodedly on the IL Senate floor that babies who survive botched late-term abortions should not be considered ‘persons’ because this would be tantamount to admitting ‘that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a — a child, a 9-month old — child that was delivered to term.’ ”
In fact, Obama was not discussing “late-term abortions” in the remarks the editorial highlighted; as is clear from his March 30, 2001 remarks on the state Senate floor, he was asserting that the bill in question, which was not limited to late-term abortions, would, in effect, “essentially bar abortions.”
Right, MM. Obama was arguing a ban on infanticide would intrude on abortion.
… Obama was asserting that the bill… was unconstitutional because it would “define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or other elements in the Constitution” and therefore represent a de facto restriction on all abortions.
Again, right, MM. Good job! Obama, the self-described constitutional expert, was inexplicably trying to make that case. And he was proven a constitutional boor. Born Alive passed on the federal level with nary a lawsuit peep from the other side, because it did not say that.
I welcome Media Matters and left wing bloggers like Impeach to continue attempting to defend Obama’s support of infanticide. Excellent work.