I spoke at two pro-life events over the weekend and both times had shocked people approach me afterward to say they had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 having no idea he supported abortion, never mind infanticide.

It certainly wasn’t for our lack of trying that the masses remained ignorant about Obama’s radical abortion advocacy, which he has taken to the point of blocking a bill to protect abortion survivors. The fusion of Obama mania and mainstream media cover-up kept them in the dark.

But three years later the masses have become skeptical of Obama, giving pro-lifers a second chance to expose him.


I dream of an honestly held presidential debate, where journalists have not only the wherewithal but inclination to ask candidates the right questions on abortion.

If history is a guide, that will probably not happen. As Brent Bozell of Media Research Center told Sean Hannity on January 6:

How’s this for a number: 1,289 network news stories on Barack Obama in 2008, only six ever mentioned his position on the Born Alive Bill, which is a bill to save the life of a baby that survives a partial-birth abortion and he stopped even that…. No one ever called that extreme.

But one Republican candidate from the current field is perfectly suited to showcase how extreme Obama is on the abortion issue: Rick Santorum.

Abortion groups like to portray Santorum as the “extreme” one on abortion. Really? Let’s compare.

As U.S. senator, Santorum sponsored the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act,  drafted to protect babies who survive abortions. About it pro-abortion Senator Barbara Boxer said on the Senate floor, “Of course we believe everyone born should have the protections of this bill…. Who could be more vulnerable than a newborn baby? So, of course, we agree with that…. We join with an ‘aye’ vote on this. I hope it will, in fact, be unanimous.” It was.

Meanwhile Obama voted against the identically worded bill in the Illinois state senate. His rationale, as the only senator debating against it: “[I]t would essentially bar abortions, because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute.”

Again, who’s the extremist on abortion?

As U.S. senator, Santorum sponsored the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, drafted to stop abortionists from stabbing mostly delivered late-term babies in the nape of the neck, suctioning their brains out, collapsing the skull, and delivering them dead.

Meanwhile state Senator Obama voted against the Illinois version of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban and predicted the federal ban would be declared unconstitutional. It wasn’t. Obama went so far as to issue a fundraising appeal in wife Michelle’s name calling partial-birth abortion a “legitimate medical procedure.”

Again, who’s the extremist on abortion?

As U.S. senator, Santorum sponsored the Child Custody Protection Act, drafted to stop adults from trafficking minors across state lines for abortions to avoid parental notification laws.

As U.S. senator, Obama voted against that same bill. Twice.

Again, who’s the extremist on abortion?

If, after the dust settles, Santorum is the Republican presidential candidate left standing, Obama will quickly find himself in a situation above his paygrade on the abortion issue.

And America will finally get to see who the real extremist is.

[Cartoon via the Chicago Sun-Times, August 25, 2004]