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On June 25, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked conservative commentator Bill Bennett what question he would ask Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama if he could.
Bennett said he would ask Obama:
Why are you to the left of NARAL, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein when it comes to abortion? Are you really there?…. I got to question the guy’s moral judgment who doesn’t see a problem with killing a baby after it’s been born…. What is the answer to that question?
Bennett was speaking about Obama’s opposition to Illinois’ Born Alive Infants Protection Act as state senator….
(To which Obama defender Donna Brazile responded, “Bill, you want to have a conversation about narrow issues… but the American people want to talk about gas prices….”)
Over the years, Obama or his surrogates have mischaracterized Illinois’ Born Alive Act and his reasons for opposing it at least 10 different ways.
But Obama’s most flagrant lie, perpetuated by both NARAL* and the Obama campaign* after CNN ran a fair analysis on June 30 of Obama’s opposition to Born Alive, is as NARAL wrote in a rebuttal….

Continue reading my column today, “Obama’s biggest lie about supporting infanticide,” on WorldNetDaily.com.
*See NARAL press release on page 2. Go here to read Obama’s attempted refutation that he is pro-infanticide.


Alert: CNN Coverage Includes False Description of Sen. Obama’s Record
From: Donna Crane, Policy Director
Date: June 30, 2008
Subject: Bill Bennett Distorts Sen. Barack Obama’s Record

On today’s edition of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Bill Bennett made outright false statements about Sen. Barack Obama’s record on choice.
Bennett claimed that a so-called “born-alive” bill on which Sen. Obama voted during his time in the Illinois Senate was identical to a federal bill that NARAL Pro-Choice America did not oppose. Bennett is absolutely wrong.
The Illinois bill did not include a provision that explicitly avoided entanglement in the abortion debate, as the federal bill did. It is inaccurate for any reporter, commentator, or surrogate for the McCain campaign to suggest otherwise.
Please see the following language from the federal version (which did not appear in the Illinois bill):
“Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being ‘born alive’ as defined in this section.”
Source: H.R.2175 (2002)
As a final note, this federal bill was signed into law on August 5, 2002–not in 2003, as Bennett repeatedly claimed on CNN.
If you have questions, please contact NARAL Pro-Choice America at 202-973-3032.
Ted Miller
Communications Director
NARAL Pro-Choice America
1156 15th Street, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 973-3034 (direct)
(202) 973-2034 (fax)
TMiller@ProChoiceAmerica.org

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