Crying baby repeatedly interrupts Obama's speech during abortion segment

Edwin Mora of CNS News noted an ironic coincidence that took place during President Obama's commencement address at Notre Dame last Sunday:

The distinct sound of a baby crying broke out in the capacious basketball arena where the Notre Dame commencement exercise was being held on Sunday when President Obama... began talking about abortion....

The baby's cry was clearly heard in television broadcasts of Obama's speech during that part of the address where the president spoke about abortion, and ended up saying that on this issue "the views of the two camps are irreconcilable."

Listen, for example, at :31, :57, 1:20, 1:27-1:38, and 2:14 in this video clip...

Perhaps the baby had objections to Obama's "fair minded words" about abortion.

Or perhaps the baby was simply frightened.


Comments:

"Out of the mouths of babes..."
(Ps 8:3, Mt 21:16)

Posted by: Fed Up at May 21, 2009 10:45 AM


The man scares me, and I'm too large for him to kill with a suction machine.

Posted by: Jacqueline at May 21, 2009 10:51 AM


Cry louder, little darling. The People can't hear you yet.

(is it just me, or do you think of Mein Kampf every time this guy mentions one of his many autobiographies?)

Posted by: xalisae at May 21, 2009 11:04 AM


Out of the mouths of babes. It's hard watch "educated" people basking in his words. I wonder what Obama's daughters think about their Dad's abortion stance. I'd be like TOTALLY MORTIFIED if I were them.

Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 11:07 AM


It was loud and clear on the local news network's streaming video. The baby was almost louder than Obama.

Posted by: Keith at May 21, 2009 11:14 AM


xalisae,

There's something to that.... Obama has his Rules for Radicals.
JFK wrote his book before his election to give himself credibility because he lacked real life experience needed to be elected. I'm reminded of this when I think of Obama's books. Write a book and you gain credibility. He never ran a company, but wa-la, he's running the country.

Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 11:22 AM


"I wonder what Obama's daughters think about their Dad's abortion stance."
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I've been wondering about that for years everytime I see a pro-abort sign being held by a mom with a kid in tow...

..at the very least, they should think they were the "lucky" ones...

Posted by: RSD at May 21, 2009 11:29 AM


I wonder what Obama's daughters think about their Dad's abortion stance. I'd be like TOTALLY MORTIFIED if I were them.
Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 11:07 AM

My daughters are more "pro choice" than me.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:30 AM


That, and I think it shows egotism beyond bounds. Personally, I think megalomania should not be the defining character trait of ANY politician, let alone president. I mean...ONE book I might understand, but SEVERAL? All about him?! C'mon. Politicians are supposed to have the Nation's and peoples' well-being and goals in mind. Not how great THEY are. That's dangerous.

Posted by: xalisae at May 21, 2009 11:31 AM


On mom's holding pro-abortion signs:

I'm certain it helps contribute to this sense of entitlement so prevalent in today's youth, and their lack of understanding of what real love is that contributes to people like Casey Anthony and the very high divorce rate. It's no longer "I love you." but "I love you, WHEN" or "I love you, IF" I know there is no set of circumstances that ever would've kept me from loving my kids when I found out I was pregnant. That goes for my finances, how I happened to be feeling about their dad at the time, whatever.

Posted by: xalisae at May 21, 2009 11:36 AM


And I'm not saying that this is exclusive to the pro-choicers, but that it appears this attitude is one of their primary motivations for abortion. Other than a high divorce rate, I can't think of what might be emblematic to this attitude on the pro-life side.

This attitude in the whole of society is part of what has allowed abortion to flourish.

Posted by: xalisae at May 21, 2009 11:39 AM


"My daughters are more "pro choice" than me.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:30 AM"
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..I thought the question was what do the daughters THOUGHT of their dad..not what the kids came to be?

Posted by: RSD at May 21, 2009 11:41 AM


Isaiah 28

1 Woe to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards,
to the fading flower, his glorious beauty,
set on the head of a fertile valley—
to that city, the pride of those laid low by wine!
2 See, the Lord has one who is powerful and strong.
Like a hailstorm and a destructive wind,
like a driving rain and a flooding downpour,
he will throw it forcefully to the ground.

3 That wreath, the pride of Ephraim's drunkards,
will be trampled underfoot.

4 That fading flower, his glorious beauty,
set on the head of a fertile valley,
will be like a fig ripe before harvest—
as soon as someone sees it and takes it in his hand,
he swallows it.

5 In that day the LORD Almighty
will be a glorious crown,
a beautiful wreath
for the remnant of his people.

6 He will be a spirit of justice
to him who sits in judgment,
a source of strength
to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

7 And these also stagger from wine
and reel from beer:
Priests and prophets stagger from beer
and are befuddled with wine;
they reel from beer,
they stagger when seeing visions,
they stumble when rendering decisions.

8 All the tables are covered with vomit
and there is not a spot without filth.

9 "Who is it he is trying to teach?
To whom is he explaining his message?
To children weaned from their milk,
to those just taken from the breast?

10 For it is:
Do and do, do and do,
rule on rule, rule on rule ;
a little here, a little there."

11 Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues
God will speak to this people,

12 to whom he said,
"This is the resting place, let the weary rest";
and, "This is the place of repose"—
but they would not listen.

13 So then, the word of the LORD to them will become:
Do and do, do and do,
rule on rule, rule on rule;
a little here, a little there—
so that they will go and fall backward,
be injured and snared and captured.

14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers
who rule this people in Jerusalem.

15 You boast, "We have entered into a covenant with death,
with the grave we have made an agreement.
When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
it cannot touch us,
for we have made a lie our refuge
and falsehood our hiding place."

16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who trusts will never be dismayed.

17 I will make justice the measuring line
and righteousness the plumb line;
hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie,
and water will overflow your hiding place.

18 Your covenant with death will be annulled;
your agreement with the grave will not stand.
When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by,
you will be beaten down by it.

19 As often as it comes it will carry you away;
morning after morning, by day and by night,
it will sweep through."
The understanding of this message
will bring sheer terror.

20 The bed is too short to stretch out on,
the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.

21 The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim,
he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon—
to do his work, his strange work,
and perform his task, his alien task.

22 Now stop your mocking,
or your chains will become heavier;
the Lord, the LORD Almighty, has told me
of the destruction decreed against the whole land.

23 Listen and hear my voice;
pay attention and hear what I say.

24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually?
Does he keep on breaking up and harrowing the soil?

25 When he has leveled the surface,
does he not sow caraway and scatter cummin?
Does he not plant wheat in its place,
barley in its plot,
and spelt in its field?

26 His God instructs him
and teaches him the right way.

27 Caraway is not threshed with a sledge,
nor is a cartwheel rolled over cummin;
caraway is beaten out with a rod,
and cummin with a stick.

28 Grain must be ground to make bread;
so one does not go on threshing it forever.
Though he drives the wheels of his threshing cart over it,
his horses do not grind it.

29 All this also comes from the LORD Almighty,
wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.

Posted by: HisMan at May 21, 2009 11:44 AM


Speaking of PBHO's book, here's an interesting article.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/obama_may_earn_millions_from_s.html

Posted by: Fed Up at May 21, 2009 11:46 AM


Fed Up:

How else are we going to get good little Obama Youth? Duh.

I cringe. Really...I just...cringe. HOW CAN NOBODY ELSE SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!

Posted by: xalisae at May 21, 2009 11:51 AM


My daughters are more "pro choice" than me.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:30 AM
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Matthew 23:15
"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.

Jeremiah 32:18
You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins into the laps of their children after them. O great and powerful God, whose name is the LORD Almighty,

Posted by: HisMan at May 21, 2009 11:53 AM


My daughters are more "pro choice" than me.
Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:30 AM

Considering your own position, that would be expected. I'd be willing to bet that one of Obama's daughters grows up to be staunchly pro-life, as a result of Barak's extremism. There's hope with the next generation.

Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 12:01 PM


Jill,

What struck me in the footage was the lack of baby feet seen on mortar boards, at the alternative graduation ceremony held by Father Pavone.

Can't find the images at the moment. I may not have down
loaded them from my camera yet.

Posted by: Leslie Hanks at May 21, 2009 12:06 PM



"..perhaps the baby was simply frightened."

Was it necessary to add this comment to the story? This bit of gratuitous viciousness.
As a casual observer of your website, I have too often been saddened by the cravenness and loathing that spill out onto these pages. Comments of this nature have come to characterize the anti-abortion movement.
Fear and ignorance are frequent traveling companions. They have found a home here.

Posted by: Farslowe at May 21, 2009 12:11 PM


Need I remind commenters whose blog this is? Oh and the name of it is PROLIFE PULSE. Kinda says it all right there.

Carry on.

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 12:36 PM


The "still small voice" does speak and we have it taped.

Small but loud enough.

Posted by: xppc at May 21, 2009 12:40 PM


I listened to Obama's words. He says several times we are not open minded. So if we were open minded, we would be able to have the same understanding as he does.

Surely anyone that disagrees with him is both closed minded and un educated.

Posted by: xppc at May 21, 2009 12:44 PM


I got chills when I watched the video.

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 12:45 PM


Riiiiiight.

And babies that scream and cry in the middle of a church service obviously proves that God is terrible, right?

Come on, guys. You can do better.

Posted by: Erin at May 21, 2009 12:45 PM


Farslowe,
I am much more saddened by a pro-abortion President than words on a blog. The reality of abortion doesn't merit "fair-minded words", IMHO.

Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 12:46 PM


"I got chills when I watched the video."

Carla,
I still haven't watched the whole speech. I'm a wimp. :(


Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 12:50 PM


Don't watch it, Janet. I can't ever watch him. I closed my eyes and listened.

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 12:54 PM


When I said I watched it I meant I didn't watch it. ha

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 12:55 PM


What a clown!

Posted by: heather at May 21, 2009 1:14 PM


Geez, I must be really dense. Until I read the comments here, I took the baby was simply frightened to refer to the noise and chaos in the arena.

I can't ever watch him.

Me either.

Posted by: Fed Up at May 21, 2009 1:31 PM


Hi Erin!
When infants cry in church it simply means they will be leaving soon with one parent. :)

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 1:47 PM


Erin,
You don't find it the least big ironic that the most pro-abortion president ever was interrupted by a baby crying? That an infant born alive after an abortion, he deemed to have no value because it might "burden the original decision of the woman?"(to have a dead baby)

He is extreme and simply out of touch with public opinion on abortion.

Are you done with school yet??

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 2:26 PM


Carla, I'm sure every president has been interrupted by a baby crying at times. Let's not ascribe divine intervention into every common occurrence.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 2:47 PM


I thought I used the word "ironic" Hal.

Divine intervention indeed!! :)

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 2:53 PM


"
"..perhaps the baby was simply frightened."


Was it necessary to add this comment to the story? This bit of gratuitous viciousness.
As a casual observer of your website, I have too often been saddened by the cravenness and loathing that spill out onto these pages. Comments of this nature have come to characterize the anti-abortion movement.Fear and ignorance are frequent traveling companions. They have found a home here."

Farslowe, please explain exactly how it is gratuitously vicious. What is more vicious than killing an unborn baby simply because it is inconvenient, deformed, or has a terminal diagnosis? I think that baby crying was divinely inspired. That baby was the voice for all babies who will lose their lives because this president thinks that they are a "punishment".
As far as the comments at this site -- unfortunately they can come from both sides.

Posted by: Eileen #2 at May 21, 2009 4:18 PM


If I were a senior at this graduation debacle, I would be more than P*@*%ed off if the commencement speech for my class had any mention of abortion politics. Nobama once again took a podium to spew his own contradictorial rhetoric crap that he himself can not honestly believe.

How does he think FOCA is a compromise? How does he think FOCA will reduce the number of abortions?
He couldn't even compromise by allowing babies born alive after a failed abortion to live.

That could have been a good start.

Posted by: Sandy at May 21, 2009 4:33 PM


"How does he think FOCA is a compromise? How does he think FOCA will reduce the number of abortions?"

It assures that no woman would ever be forced to have an abortion she didn't want, and specifically says every woman has a fundamental right to choose to bear a child. Women who choose to have a child can't be discriminated against.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/choice.asp

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 5:30 PM


Carla, I'm done with this semester! I have a week or so before summer classes start and I'm trying to find a job. But no, I don't find it 'ironic'. There were probably several babies in the crowd, odds are, one of them is gonna cry.

Posted by: Erin at May 21, 2009 5:34 PM


I don't think anything happens by accident. I do not believe in karma or luck. I will call it divine intervention but only to bug Hal. :)

Are you going to be a senior? Seems like you have been in school forever!! At least to me, anyway!
To you too!?!

I am hoping you get a job for the summer and can RELAX sometime......maybe between classes??

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 5:38 PM



My daughters are more "pro choice" than me.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:30 AM

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HAL,

I can't say I am not surprised, but I am disappointed..............for now.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at May 21, 2009 6:40 PM


Fear and ignorance are frequent traveling companions. They have found a home here.

Posted by: Farslowe at May 21, 2009 12:11 PM
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Farlowe,

Which one of your two companions did you bring with you, fear and/or ignorance?

yor bro ken


Posted by: kbhvac at May 21, 2009 6:47 PM


I can't say I am not surprised, but I am disappointed..............for now.

yor bro ken
Posted by: kbhvac at May 21, 2009 6:40 PM

You will be happy to hear that I try to get them to see the "other side" of the debate as honestly as I can. In this community, however, they don't run into many pro-lifers.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 6:51 PM


My daughters are more "pro choice" than me.
Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:30 AM

what is this supposed to mean? That they believe in aborting ALL their children? How can a person possibly be MORE "pro-choice" than you Hal?

Posted by: angel at May 21, 2009 6:53 PM


angel, I would probably support more restrictions in the second and third trimesters than they would. I would probably also be more open to the idea of parental notification regulations.

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 6:56 PM


Posted by: Janet at May 21, 2009 11:22 AM


He never ran a company, but wa-la, he's running the country.

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Janet,

That is a large part of the problem.

pbho is obsessed with giving the appearance that he is knows what he is doing and he is doing what he knows.

If left alone the country and the economy would pretty well run themselves.

A person with no understanding or preparation will unavoidably and accidentally mess things up.

A person, with bad intentions, and some understanding of how the system works can do severe and sometimes irreparable damage.

The question, yet to be determined, is whether pbho is guilty of malfeasance or misfeasance or both?

yor bro ken


Posted by: kbhvac at May 21, 2009 6:57 PM


It assures that no woman would ever be forced to have an abortion she didn't want, and specifically says every woman has a fundamental right to choose to bear a child. Women who choose to have a child can't be discriminated against.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/choice.asp


Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 5:30 PM

Hal,
If you look at the statistics, the majority of the women who abort felt emotionally or physically forced to abort.

With so many freedoms for women to abort today, why are they passing FOCA?

Posted by: Sandy at May 21, 2009 7:14 PM


Snopes, Hal? LOL. Leave it to you to cite a "fact checker" run by a pair of liberal dems.

Posted by: Fed Up at May 21, 2009 7:20 PM


HAL,

I warned my children not to play with fire.

They might harm themselves or others.

As they get older I trust them to make sound decisions and, when they do not, to learn from their mistakes.

My 18 year old son asked me about marijuana the other day and I told him about my experiences, but I also warned him it was not a good road to go down.

Apart from being illegal, it is unwise to indulge in that sort of behavior.

It opens up a bunch of doors that are best left closed.

Kind of like that old Cheech and Chong routine, 'Lets Make a Dope Deal'.

William F. Buckley once said, and I paraphrase, 'The bible does not call stupidity a sin, but it does frown on it.'

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at May 21, 2009 7:46 PM


PS Hal,
I volunteer at a CPC and a young teenager came in to find out she was pregnant. She wanted to keep her baby and stated she would never abort because it is murder.

Her loving parents who were in the lobby freaked out and told her out loud for all to hear
"she will not have that baby and if she doesn't abort she will be kicked out of the house."

How does FOCA protect this girl's right to choose to carry her baby? I am guessing the state NARAL office was nowhere to be found to support this girl.

Pro-choicers never look beyond the bumper sticker slogans to really understand what they support.

There have been plenty of women who have come forward to testify that they were laying on the abortion table begging for the quacks to not do the procedure because they changed their mind.

The quacks just told them to shut up and be quiet as they knocked them out with drugs. How exactly does FOCA help these women?

Where is NARAL "pro-choice" for these women who made the choice to keep their babies?

Posted by: Sandy at May 21, 2009 8:06 PM


Women who choose to have a child can't be discriminated against.

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Hal - you must be referring to the women who haven't been violently discriminated against already.

Because those who have are shredded to pieces, or left to gasp for breath.

Rational? Logical? Not at all.

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at May 21, 2009 8:11 PM


angel, I would probably support more restrictions in the second and third trimesters than they would. I would probably also be more open to the idea of parental notification regulations.
Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 6:56 PM

are you saying that your children support late term abortions? wow, what have you done Hal? :(

Posted by: angel at May 21, 2009 8:13 PM


So to those of you don't think abortion isn't all that bad, think about the way Angele was treated by the abortion staff at James pendergrafts death camp! Or considder if you will Sycloria Williams, and how she was treated by Dr. Rennelique(The butcher)! I wasn't even supposed to even be alive! I only was given a two percent chance of sirviving, and when you flipently talk about abortion like this, it is like saying Babies like me have no vallue, and I personally find this offencive! I don't like abortionist pigs, and they don't like me either!

Posted by: RJ Sandefur(The smallest baby in the United States in 1979. Born at 25 weeks.) at May 21, 2009 8:37 PM


Hal,
Put your daughters on here. I would like to meet them and tell them a couple of things. :P

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 8:53 PM


Oh, and your wife too, Hal if you wouldn't mind. I have a lot to talk about with her as well. Thank you!!


RJ,
It is such a blessing to have you here!!!

Posted by: Carla at May 21, 2009 8:54 PM


"angel, I would probably support more restrictions in the second and third trimesters than they would. I would probably also be more open to the idea of parental notification regulations."

Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 6:56 PM

Glad to hear that, Hal, but you do not understand FOCA. It would make the choice to abort a fundamental right which could not be taken away or modified.Any restriction you would support would not be enforceable in a court of law. Your beloved Obama doesn't care what you want or what any father wants. He wants to preserve a woman's right to abort any place, any time, for any reason.

What a cool guy.

Posted by: Janet at May 22, 2009 12:04 AM


I can't ever watch him.

"Me either."

Carla, and Fed Up, I'm glad I'm not alone.

Posted by: Janet at May 22, 2009 12:14 AM


Carla, Janet, Fed Up, I can't either. Nope. Got better things to do than watch a self absorbed blowhard.

Posted by: heather at May 22, 2009 4:37 AM


RJ, I am so sorry that happened to you! OMG. Is your mom still alive? If so, does she have remorse?

Posted by: heather at May 22, 2009 4:40 AM


Good morning, Hal.
It's me again. Carla.

I would like to hear your abortion stories. I have my doubts that it really happened. If it did you are a post abortive father and I would like to hear from you what happened. Whether you feel regret about it or not, I would like to know the circumstances that led up to the decisions to abort. Twice.

Posted by: Carla at May 22, 2009 7:02 AM


Heather,
RJ was a preemie. Doctors did not give him much of a chance but his mother fought for his life! :)

Posted by: Carla at May 22, 2009 7:02 AM


Hal,
I, like Carla, have my doubts as well. I don't think you have it in you to abort a child.

* * *

Hey Heather! Join the club!

Posted by: Janet at May 22, 2009 12:07 PM


Just an aside. My baby sister--she's about twenty-five now--begged for a dog when she was little. We lived in the city. Every year Dad and Mom would ask her what she wanted for her birthday, and every year she would say, "A dog." And she had her own little annoying but effective ways of reminding my parents that, yes, she would like a dog. She was like the persistent widow in Jesus' parable, but my parents were more righteous (and compassionate) than the judge.

We finally got a puppy, and my little sister carried out all her promises. My siblings and I also helped to walk it every day, mind you. Cinder was a cross between a German Shepherd and a Border Collie. She was gentle and affectionate and loved to play. Every afternoon she would wait for one of us to walk her--whining and barking--also straining at her leash, which Dad had attached to a movable pulley on an overhead wire in order to increase her mobility. We generally walked her twice a day, though not always.

Cinder's barking was bothersome in our quiet neighbourhood so Dad bought a bark-control collar. It had a box to fit under Cinder's chin to give her an electric shock whenever she barked. Cinder's aborted bark would end in a sudden yelp, almost comical to listen to. When the battery ran out, Dad substituted a block of wood. It seemed to work, but perhaps by this time Cinder had learned her lesson.

Cinder went camping with us, but for a while Cinder refused to get in the car if it contained only one or two passengers. She had gone to the vet in the car, and she knew enough to know that she didn't like going to the vet. (Perhaps she didn't like our selection and would have recommended a better vetting process.) We had her fixed on one trip to the vet, so she never had any pups.

Cinder's last trip in the car was to my uncle's farm with my father. My sister had remained Cinder's lifelong master, but Cinder was getting old and my sister worried about its increasingly bitchy disposition. When it snapped viciously at a neighbour kid who was poking it with a stick, my sister phoned up the vet to ask about putting it down. The vet and the other vets in the area refused as their policy was not to put down a healthy dog. When Dad shot it on my uncle's farm, he said it was trusting to the end. "But she didn't feel a thing," he said. "She just fell over into the hole."

Some neighbours were aghast. They were mostly pro-life Poles, but they had a hard time accepting my sister's decision to kill the family pet. I'm not sure that one or two ever did. In my family, however, there was no disagreement. Cinder was an animal; we were people. We may kill animals, but not each other. Human life is special.

I relate this anecdote because I think that Hal and my Dad are alike in some ways. Dad realized that Cinder was an animal; he and my sister were being responsible pet-owners when they terminated its existence. Hal rightly believes that a tiny human embryo is no more self-aware than a polliwog; he's concerned about not inflicting pain. It's the Christian belief in the sanctity of human life at all stages of development that makes the difference between Dad and Hal.

Posted by: Jon at May 22, 2009 1:57 PM


Jon,
Interesting observations. PC animal lovers may not get the message though. To some, animals are more human than we are.

Posted by: Janet at May 22, 2009 10:31 PM