(UPDATE, 5-21, 2:30a: I've separated my Obama: "Lay off my wife" post into 2, so Michelle Obama's fundraising letter leeching off the partial birth abortion ban wouldn't get buried.)
In February 2004, Michelle Obama wrote a fundraising letter during her husband's 2004 US Senate campaign claiming the partial birth abortion ban "is clearly unconstitutional" and "a flawed law."
I'd like to ask Michelle to explain her legal opinion about this law the Supremes went on to declare constitutional. I'd like to ask Michelle how in the world she could in good conscience raise money from fear-mongering about this barbaric abortion procedure.
But Barack, bristling at a TN GOP ad taking Michelle to task for her "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country" line, has issued a warning to "lay off my wife." As a commenter on another blog wrote, "'Free speech for me but not for thee'" - A typical leftwing position. Don't get in the ring if you don't intend to fight."
So it's fine to kill late-term babies, but we can't risk hurting Michelle's feelings about it. Click to enlarge:
It is more than a bit ironic that Mrs. Obama claims, "It takes courage to cast a vote." in reference to her husband and his legislative duties. Does voting "Present" require courage? I believe Senator Obama cast that "vote" on more than 100 occassions while in the Illinois Senate. In my book, "Present" is not a vote. It is the response of either a coward or a person far more interested in his future and his legacy - not his constituients.Posted by: Jeff at May 23, 2008 12:16 AM
Barack Obama went even further by orchestrating the defeat of Illinois' Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
Noting the role of the Catholic Church in the pro-life movement, it comes as no surprise that Obama went out of his way to solicit and accept the endorsement of an anti-Catholic hate group, MoveOn.org. In 2005, MoveOn.org published a derogatory photomanipulation of Pope Benedict waving a gavel in front of the U.S. Supreme court, as if to say "the Catholics are taking over America." The similarity to the infamous anti-Catholic hate cartoons of 19th century cartoonist Thomas Nast is obvious.
MoveOn.org's now-disgraced Action Forum, meanwhile, welcomed the most vicious imaginable hate speech against Catholics and also Jews. (I have screenshots and transcripts online to remind voters.) Given the Obamas' support for partial and even live birth abortion, it comes as no surprise that Barack Obama would want this organization's support while doing his best to promote and enable it.Posted by: Bill Levinson at May 25, 2008 5:30 PM
babyscallin.com...is a gift of life not to have an obortion....thanks for viewing the websitePosted by: ken at May 28, 2008 4:59 AM
This has got to be the scariest story on line. It proves his remarks that he didn't want his daughters punished with a baby if she got pregnant.
This just isn't right. It's not anyone place to decide if the babies should live or die. How dare these evil people decide to kill a live baby because a woman is raped or has a baby that is deformed. They are Gods children and you will have to answer for these cowardest murders of innocent babies
Can this be posted on other sites to get the word out there? You fax letter is beautiful evidence that this is true and my friend Larry Sinclair is afraid for his life for speacking out about ObamaPosted by: vickie c at June 25, 2008 10:27 PM
The lay off my wife charge had nothing whatsoever to do with her abortion stances, but with the right-wing's anti-patriotism charges railed against her. And it's funny that McCain said that he "really did not love America until he was deprived of her" THREE times, as well as responding recently to a town hall questioner about how one could love America, as "it's difficult." So, to not be hypocritical (obviously being a POW, McCain's patriotism is not in question), it is important to put the statements into CONTEXT. Hurricane Katrina response, racial profiling, institutionalized racism (Rodney King verdict even after police brutality caught on tape) should make it quite RATIONAL to question America many times, but it doesn't detract from BEING American.Posted by: sheribaby at June 26, 2008 10:15 AM
Obama supports some state restrictions on partial birth abortion. I saw nothing at all wrong with michelle Obama's letter. she stated that the ban proposed did not take into account pbs performed for the HEALTH of the mother. they've consistently been only allowing for the life of the mother. Most people who oppose abortion are not ultraconservatives who dod so in every instance and circumstances, but allow for exceptions due to rape, incest or life of the mother. That is hypocritical. If it's a human child being wrongfully killed, why does it matter how the child was conceived, or whose life is being saved to kill it? Partial birth proponents are so, not just for the life of the mother, but also for the HEALTH of the mother. Any bill that allows for BOTH more than likely would not be voted against, particularly by the Obamas.Posted by: sheribaby at June 26, 2008 10:23 AM
I don't agree with any of the aforementioned posters and am not Catholic. I personally would never have an abortion, but don't feel that anything more than common morality can be legislated. Faith-based morality can never be made law in a pluralistic society where there is a separation of church and state. Abortion and gay rights are among those issues. What RATIONAL appeal can be made in abortion beyond when it becomes more viable, we impose more restrictions?As a Christian, I know that homosexuality is judged as an abomination in the Bible; yet, how can we make sleeping with one of the same sex illegal without appealing to our religion? There is no RATIONAL basis for opposition in that they are consenting adults. Then should other religions who practice atrocities that NO ONE agrees with except them, be able to appeal to their religious beliefs? How could the law even be enforced, even if legislated? Christians have to come to terms with the fact that America is NOT a Christian nation; we are IN this world, but not OF it. I agree with Obama's stances to leave abortion and gay marriage with the states. There should be no federal law regarding faith-based morality. Further, neither abortion nor contraceptives are explicitly mentioned in scripture. Life is issue in war/national defense and capital punishment as well; and, there are controversies there as well (even though they are condoned in the Old Testament). These issues should be left to the populist majority. If America were a Christian theocracy, maybe that would be different, but even then, with Catholicism and Protestantism, and all the different denominations within, we STILL wouldn't agree on a given course of action. Let's let the ruling judge be the only One who CAN judge when He returns to rule. Until His return, we can protest laws that violate our faith (but are constitutional and don't violate common morality); we can pray, we can personally minister to the lost, and we can live as examples, preaching Jesus, more so than politics or social issues. After all, THAT is the Great Commission anyway. But, we can'rt expect Christian POLITCAL leaders to enact laws that only WE would enact. They're not running to lead only Christians but a whole pluralistic majority, and have to take them into account, maybe more so than us. It's a gut-wrenching decision to serve those who don't agree with your personal faith, I'm sure. Obama is no different.Posted by: sheribaby at June 26, 2008 10:42 AM
Thanks for your courage and persistence. This info about the agent of change is very disturbing. It is disturbing to know that he can weasel his way into the hearts of so many Americans. They are clueless, but some can rationalize whatever Barack believes because he is liberal. The word "liberal" has gone through a transformation in my mind and it is not good.Posted by: Ric Roderick at June 30, 2008 8:28 AM
Pretty nice site, wants to see much more on it! :)Posted by: John Williams at August 19, 2008 9:22 PM
Pretty nice site, wants to see much more on it! :)Posted by: John Williams ok at August 20, 2008 6:48 AM
I do agree that it's somewhat ridiculous this "article" does not mention Michelle's key concern with the partial birth abortion ban. I also agree that faith-based legislation should be avoided (i.e. gay rights).
You state in your post that nothing more than "common morality" can be legislated. What I just don't get is how some people feel that this issue is anything BUT common morality. Sure, there should be provisions in any laws passed that protect the woman's right to live as well. Other provisions are iffy and I might agree with some of them but the fact is having an abortion because it's not convenient for you is just plain MURDER. This is not at all a faith-based morality issue.Posted by: Blake at August 21, 2008 5:05 PM