Obama’s support of infanticide takes center stage in Republican presidential debate

2/24, 6:40a: Conservatives are ripping Politico’s Alexander Burns for incorrectly identifying the object of Newt Gingrich’s criticism as Barack Obama’s opposition to a partial birth abortion ban rather than the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Read this Newsbusters piece and this Red State piece. I’m also heartened by the volume of commenters who called Burns out… who correctly identified and explained Obama’s BAIPA flak.

2/23, 10:36a: When I wrote yesterday of the unforeseen consequences for the Left of making an issue of contraception, I didn’t see this one coming. But it’s rich.

Last night during CNN’s Republican presidential debate, Newt Gingrich deftly turned a question about birth control into an indictment against the media for suppressing President Barack Obama’s opposition to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act when he was state senator…

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Gingrich said:

You did not once during the 2008 campaign ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. If we’re going to debate about who is the extremist on this issues, it is President Obama, who, as a state senator, voted to protect doctors who killed babies.

The Washington Post has attempted to refute Gingrich’s statement, but its corroboration only shows it was a Fox News journalist, not a member of the mainstream media, who asked Obama about his votes; and it was conservative Bill Bennett who broached the topic on CNN; and it was Obama’s Republican opponent John McCain who brought it up during a debate.

About the latter WashPo did admit:

That turn of events would align with Gingrich’s media worldview, which is that you cannot rely on the left-leaning media to pose tough questions to liberal politicians. Such labor thus defaults to their political opponents.


Yet if you consider what Gingrich may have intended to say – i.e., that Obama wasn’t pressed personally by the “elite media” on this question – there may be some daylight here for the speaker.

Having lived through it, I know MSM went overboard to explain away Obama’s support of infanticide, quite the opposite of their interrogation of Republican candidates for any shred of evidence that they would ban contraceptives if only given the chance.

In fact, MSM’s ignorance on this topic lingers. Last night a Politico journalist incorrectly thought Gingrich was talking about Obama’s opposition as state senator to a partial birth abortion ban and jumped in to prove MSM didn’t ignore those heinous votes – by quoting Fox News.

Another reader and I pointed out the reporter’s error, which to his credit he did semi-correct. (“I may have been wrong….”)

Last night on CNN Air Fleischer used Gingrich’s comment to drive home the point of MSM bias…

For clarification purposes I might add Gingrich was in part (intentionally or not) referring to a companion bill to BAIPA when he stated Obama “voted to protect doctors who killed babies.”

That was SB 1663, which would have amended the Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 to require that the abortionist have a second physician present to provide an independent assessment of an abortion survivor’s medical condition and plan of care, if any. Obviously, it is in the abortionist’s best interest that survivors die, which was what this bill attempted to preclude.

As one person wrote, “The gruesome abortions by abortionist Kermit B. Gosnell highlight the real world results of what Obama was defending. Children were born and then killed by putting scissors in the back of their neck and snipping their spinal cord.”

But Obama was willing to give abortionists like Gosnell the benefit of the doubt. Obama saw no conflict of interest in an abortionist who was being paid to kill a baby to provide proper medical care to that baby if the abortion failed. Read Obama’s chilling thoughts on pages 32-33 of the transcript, including his dehumanized descriptions of abortion survivors.

It remains to be seen whether MSM will continue to unquestionably accept Obama’s false and flimsy excuses for opposing BAIPA and its companion bills, but at this point his Republican opponents are keeping the issue alive.

Here is a record of Obama’s votes and his floor speeches opposing BAIPA.

25 thoughts on “Obama’s support of infanticide takes center stage in Republican presidential debate”

  1. Ugh.  This is just…ugh.
    I mean, we’ve known this about Obama for a long time, but the realities of murdering abortion survivors are much more horrible than we tend to like to consider.  Where was that quote from the Gosnell grand jury report?
    *hunts through blog*
    Ah.  Found it.  “When Massof left the clinic in 2008, Lynda Williams took over the job of cutting baby’s necks when Gosnell was not there. Cross saw Williams slit the neck of a baby (“Baby C”) who had been moving and breathing for approximately twenty minutes. Gosnell had delivered the baby and put it on a counter while he suctioned the placenta from the mother. Williams called Cross over to look at the baby because it was breathing and moving its arms when Williams pulled on them. After playing with the baby, Williams slit its neck.” (italics theirs, bolding mine, page 104 of the report)
    These are the kind of people Obama wanted to give the go-ahead to.  People who can play with a child one second and cut their throat the next.  I don’t think we have words dark enough in the English language to cover that.  Good on Newt for bringing it up, because Obama’s support for this kind of outright evil can not be hammered on enough.


  2. Good for Gingrich.  He gets the award for best slam of the night. 

    KEEP HAMMERING THIS POINT, JILL!  You are uniquely positioned to make this an issue in the upcoming campaign.  It is the most important thing that can be discussed in the months ahead. 

    We can help by promoting posts like this one on our own social media. 


  3. I have a shirttail relative who is convinced that the Republicans and other conservatives want to “tell her she can’t use BC”.  She’s been posting some of the most ignorant stuff on FB about this.  I don’t get how people like her just don’t get the point – nobody is talking about banning BC.  People just shouldn’t be forced to pay for something (or participate in something) that violates their conscience.  Doesn’t mean it’s going to be outlawed at all.  I finally got tired of the constant barrage of leftist drivel and had to un-friend this person.  I thought about calling her out on some of it but I didn’t want to make a public scene and cause a lot of drama (or embarass her in front of friends and family).

    I had a headache-inducing conversation on this subject with pro-aborts on a different blog.  This was a blog of an OB who cares so much about infants, but yet is pro-“choice”.  The “wonderful” folks over there repeated every piece of pro-abort sloganeering they could come up with, including “life of the mother” (which they declined to provide examples of), anecdotes about “Mrs. Santorum’s abortion” (uh, no), and the bit about “forcing rape victims to bear their attacker’s child” (and they didn’t seem to understand the fact that it is wrong to punish children for the crimes of their parents, which I pointed out and they deliberately misunderstood).

    It’s sad that so many people just don’t understand.  

    I give up.  I don’t think that people who are so lost in darkness will be convinced by anything I could say. Getting tired of the liberal media bias and all the smug, politically-correct, pro-abortion rhetoric that so many people seem to buy into.  I’m just going to have to pray for them instead… it’s about all I can do for them.  :-(



  4. Courtnay – Yeah, I know.  It’s been a rough couple of days on this front for me.  Every now and then I just kinda get tired of living in a world where so many people think it’s OK to kill babies.  Seriously, WTH is wrong with people?  Ugh.  It’s depressing when I feel like I’m hearing this nonsense from all sides. 


  5. I know how you feel, army-wife. Arguing with “those people” is at times mentally and emotionally exhausting!
    I’ve been coming to jill’s blog  for quite a while now, and I had to just take a break a couple of times, because I got so TIRED of the constant smug, unrepentant attitudes of some of the posters here who seem to love DEATH so much.
    As the song says, though “I get knocked down, but I get up again- you’re never gonna keep me down”!   ;)

    I will “keep fighting the good fight”. I hope you will, too.


  6. Thanks Ms. Stanek.  This is the best piece of reporting I have read in a long time.  For whatever my applause is worth I just want to say keep up the good work.


  7. Hi Janet @ 4:12 pm, 

    I agree with your comment. God bless us all!  

    Are you the same Janet whose name used to be Janet plus an initial?  To avoid any confusion in the future, could use an initiial after your name?  
    The reason I ask is that earlier this week there was a “Janet” impersonating me and in negative way.  Thank you.


  8. Pamela, I plan to “keep on keepin’ on” somehow or other. :-) I hope one of these days I’ll be able to do something that will make a real difference. God willing.

    A few newborn-baby-snuggles should take care of the blues, LOL. Babies are so sweet.


  9. I think this point about Obama was brought up just the other day by someone in the discussion of “Is Obama Evil” and now here it is in a debate broadcast nationwide.  

    The libs are trying to spin anyone who fights for conscience rights as evil for denying women health care, i.e. free contraception, so the point Gingrich made is entirely in play and relevant.   


  10. Gingrich’s comment went over the heads of a lot of people. Mike Gallagher thought it referred to partial birth abortion too.
    Are only the readers of this blog aware of how truly low Obama has sunk?


  11. Not all abortionists find it in their best interest to “finish the job,” when the fetus is delivered instead of aborted.

    Here is an account one woman tells about an abortion clinic that actually SOLD the baby, instead of killing him/her. She is trying to sue but it doesn’t sound like there is much help out there.


    and this is the video title:



  12. And also, one should know, allourlives.com and whiteribbonalliance.com are saying that birth control never acts as a fetacide and are perscribing that to the women that they are trying to serve.

    this is what aol said:

    The birth control pill actually is not known to cause an embryo to fail to implant.
    This is a common misconception, dating from some early studies which showed that
    women who use the pill typically have thinner endometrial linings than women who do
    not. However, it’s important to note that this is most likely because women who use
    the pill typically do not ovulate. Ovulation itself is the event that causes the
    preparation of the uterine lining for implantation. Therefore, if a woman who is
    using the pill ovulates, there is no reason to believe that her uterus would not be
    hospitable to the embryo. (And if she doesn’t ovulate, the state of her uterine
    lining doesn’t matter because she can’t conceive in that cycle.)


  13. I have been planting the bornalivetruth.org page with obamas voting record on the born alive infants protection act at a lot of media commentary sites. How about if everyone does that till they can’t deny it any more?


  14. Both Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are on ABC News’ “do not report list”.  Paul and Gingrich dared to confront the media on infanticide, and the mainstream media is aghast.  Now both are not even mentioned when reporting about the GOP Primaries.

    If you go against the mainstream media’s agenda, you suffer the consequences.


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