Speaking to a gathering of conservatives… [Haley] Barbour grew emotional when he touted Mississippi’s top rating from Americans United for Life and spotlighted a law enacted early in his 1st term as governor that required doctors to do everything possible to save a fetus that survives an unsuccessful abortion.

A bit choked up, Barbour said he never would have predicted at the time how important the law would be to a future White House campaign.

Barack Obama fought such a law, and defeated such a law, in Illinois,” Barbour said.

“After an abortion in Chicago,” he said, pausing to collect himself, “the medical personnel are not able to save the life of a child. To me that’s inexplicable. And we changed the law in MS so that could never happen in our state.”

~ Politico, March 25

[HT: LifeNews.com; cartoon via the Chicago Sun-Times, August 25, 2004, during the IL US Senate campaign; go here to view Obama’s votes on IL’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act]

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