I was intimately involved in the five-year process to pass the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, testifying before committees twice that then-state Sen. Barack Obama sat on.
Following are 10 excuses Obama has given through the years for voting "present" and "no" on on BAIPA.
10. Babies who survive abortions are not protected by the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
Obama, the sole opponent ever to speak against BAIPA, stated on the Illinois Senate floor on March 30, 2001....
8. Aborting babies alive and letting them die is a doctor's prerogative.
An Obama spokesman told the Chicago Tribune in August 2004....
5. Aborting babies alive and letting them die is a religious issue.
During his U.S. Senate contest against Obama, Alan Keyes famously said....
And the No. 1 reason Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was....
Continue reading my column today, "Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide," on WorldNetDaily.com.
Jill, I appreciate your experience, and can understand why you got involved.
Were you as opposed to abortion in general prior to your working at the hospital?
DougPosted by: Doug at January 16, 2008 6:46 AM
Wouldn't you have done the same if it had been you, Doug?
Posted by: carder
at January 16, 2008 7:03 AM
Or is that really pushing it?
Doug, I was a reticent pro-lifer. I agreed with the position but took no stand. I thought pro-life activists were a bit over-the-top and obsessed, and now here am I... :)Posted by: Jill Stanek at January 16, 2008 8:04 AM
Carder, as far as just "leaving them on a shelf to die" - that kind of thing, Yeeouch - I'm not for that at all, I would have thought it wrong and I certainly do now.Posted by: Doug at January 16, 2008 8:27 AM
Yeeouch - I'm not for that at all, I would have thought it wrong and I certainly do now.
The question is and remains, what are you doing about it?Posted by: mk at January 16, 2008 8:59 AM
PIP?Posted by: jasper at January 16, 2008 12:44 PM
The question is and remains, what are you doing about it?
Nothing, MK, same as for most pro-choicers and pro-lifers alike. If I was in the same room, as I think Jill was, then I would not just leave a baby "on a cold shelf." If the law now says ya can't do that, then I say good.Posted by: Doug at January 17, 2008 7:20 AM
Jill is a fanatic and I hope Jesus where ever he is will forgive her for being such a nut case.Posted by: Jean Blake Fleming at January 19, 2008 5:55 AM