Why was Obama the only one to vote for killing live babies? What about the Dem party line?
He broke with EVERYONE to vote for infanticide - what's the deal with that?!!! Anyone who says he was protecting Roe v Wade is disqualified - even the Dems figured this one out!!! (Maybe Obama doesn't have a firm grasp of the law - too much affirmitive action?!!!)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
He spent too much time in Indonesia. People in Indonesia don't value life the way Americans do.
He voted to let born children die.
In 2004, he said that he would try to get a similar law passed as a U.S. Senator.
"He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. " .."During his 2004 run for U.S. Senate, Obama said he supported similar federal legislation that included language clarifying that the measure did not interfere with abortion rights."
- Anonymous4 years ago
Obama, Senate floor, 2002: [A]dding a – one extra scientific professional who then must be stated as in an emergency problem to return in and make those exams is truthfully designed just to burden the unique determination of the female and the well-being care provider to set off hard artwork and carry out an abortion. … i think of it’s important to appreciate that this problem finally is approximately abortion and not stay births. Obama, Senate floor, 2001: variety one, each and every time we define a previable fetus as a individual who's risk-free via the equivalent protection clause or the different aspects interior the form, what we’re fairly asserting is, in actuality, that they are persons that are entitled to the varieties of protections that is presented to a – a newborn, a 9-month-previous – newborn that become dropped at term. That determination then, fairly, if it become popular via a court docket, could forbid abortions to ensue. I mean, it – it could fairly bar abortions, through fact the equivalent protection clause does not enable somebody to kill a newborn, and if this could be a newborn, then this could be an antiabortion statute. Illinois already had a regulation on its books from 1975 that pronounced if a doctor suspected an abortion become scheduled for a doable fetus — meaning able to proceed to exist outdoors of the mummy's physique — then the newborn ought to obtain scientific care if it survives the abortion. the hot rules did not distinguish between doable and nonviable, meaning that an toddler of any age that survived an abortion ought to obtain care.
- Dr. Li WenliangLv 71 decade ago
Legislation introduced to ban late term "partial birth" abortions has been opposed by Obama several times.
Here is a desciption of the procedure:
A pliers-like instrument is used because the baby’s bones are calcified, as is the skull. There is no anesthetic for the baby. The abortionist inserts the instrument up into the uterus, seizes a leg or other part of the body and, with a twisting motion, tears it from the baby’s body. This is repeated again and again. The spine must be snapped, and the skull crushed to remove them. The nurse’s job is to reassemble the body parts to be sure that all are removed.
Obama's record on abortion is extreme. He opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion -- a practice a fellow Democrat, the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, once called "too close to infanticide." Obama strongly criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial-birth ban. In the Illinois state Senate, he opposed a bill similar to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which prevents the killing of infants mistakenly left alive by abortion.
- 1 decade ago
Some people must not have a problem with Roe v Wade. IT happened in the 1973 (that's 35 years ago for thous of you without enough fingers to count) and has yet to be over turned.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
OK, you call that murder, but you probably support McCain, who fought in a war a few decades ago, killing many people who were fighting for their right to allow their country to hold a free democratic election, which would undoubtly lead to Ho Chi Minh and his Communist Viet-Minh party to get into power in all of Vietnam.
a bush family member: You've never been to Indonesia, have you? Well, as it is only a stones throw away from me, I have been there and it is a lovely place. Not nearly as many guns as in America either.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Ok, dude, I'll let you in on a big secret.. we Dems collect babies and then put them in a big caldron and cook them and eat them. That is the Dems secret party line....Eat babies.
You are such an incredible idiot...do Republicans get mind alteriing drugs?
- Charles DLv 41 decade ago
As Obama said at Saddleback Church
he wants to reduce the abortion rate, just like the rest of us. He's just unwilling to take his anti-abortion stance so far as to make illegal a woman's choice in the matter, including in cases of rape, incest, or even the endangerment of the life of the mother, as is the case in the GOP platform (although still not McCain's platform).
Your representation of Obama's voting record is fraudulent. This misconception has been debunked dozens of times in Yahoo Answers, so you really don't have an excuse.
Don't extremist conservatives think it might hurt their cause to put out stuff that's so easily debunked? or do they not think their audience would feel its intelligence is being insulted?
To see this lie fully debunked, go here:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/corsi (Barack's 40-pg debunking of Corsi's smears)
or slog through the following:
Many on this site are falsely presuming that Obama's voting against certain abortion legislation was because it provided babies the right to protection if they survive a late-term abortion. Obama correctly has pointed out that the existing law provided such protections already, and voted against the newer legislation due to OTHER constraints it would put on the woman's rights.
The act which failed in the Illinois Senate sought to outlaw pretty much ALL abortions....for any reason including deformity, terminal illness, rape, incest. The legislation in question threatened the standing abortion laws in the state, while other provisions were bundled in that created liability for doctors, designed to intimidate doctors and make it more difficult to perform legal procedures. So Barack Obama opposed it for that reason, not to oppose protection of babies born alive.
The act was designed as "wedge" legislation. It would have no effect on medical procedures, but was designed for just for these sorts of attacks. When a group does this, they put one horrible provision (the "infanticide" part of the bill) and package it with a bunch of other provisions that assault a woman’s right to choose. Then, when someone votes against the bill to protect that right, they say the vote was over the "infanticide."
The media have promoted numerous myths and falsehoods about Obama and the legislation. In several instances, the media have simply repeated false accusations -- or made the accusations themselves -- that Obama's opposition amounted to support for infanticide. On the August 18 edition of his radio show, Rush Limbaugh claimed that Obama "believes it is proper to kill a baby that has survived an abortion," while right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said that Obama "wants the doctors ... chasing it through the delivery room to make sure it gets killed." Further, author Jerome Corsi claimed that "[e]ven if a child was born, he said the woman still had the right to kill the child in an abortion," and Oregonian associate editor David Reinhard wrote that Obama's opposition was "enabling infanticide." In fact, Obama and other opponents said the bill posed a threat to abortion rights and was unnecessary because, they said, Illinois law already prohibited the conduct supposedly addressed by the bill.
So instead of thinking, "Hmm, this sounds just a little too improbable, that Obama would want babies surviving abortions to be killed. I'd better research this first before I make this claim. After all, I'm a journalist and don't want to be caught out reporting on something that turns out to be easily debunked, and that most people would think sounds phony from the start. I don't want to lose my credibility as a journalist," they instead just MAKE STUFF UP, expecting their audience to be dumb enough to fail this gullibility test of a story.
It's been said that, if it weren't for lack of context, there would be no news. But this is ridiculous.
You have to consider the source. One source of these claims is Jerome Corsi, who has also written that McCain made his wealth through the Mafia and that 9/11 was perpetrated by the Bush Administration.
Another source of these claims is Jill Stanek, who says domestic violence is acceptable against women who have abortions. She also supports billboards in Tanzania that say "Faithful Condom Users" in English and Swahili, written next to a large skeleton, to discourage condom use. She claims that "aborted fetuses are much sought after delicacies" in China to which she added, "I think this stuff is happening."
Nurse Jill Stanek claimed that fetuses that were born alive at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, were abandoned without treatment, including in a soiled utility room. The Illinois Atty. General's office, then under abortioSource(s): http://mediamatters.org/items/200808220022?f=h_top http://mediamatters.org/items/200808150013?f=s_sea... http://mediamatters.org/items/200808020004 http://www.truthfightsback.com/site/smear/248/ http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/08/mc... By the way, if you'd like to see the Obama 40-page debunking of Corsi's book, just Goog... I mean, do a Yahoo search on "Unfit for Publication" or go here: http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/corsi
- chameleon barkLv 41 decade ago
you are talking of American lives which is least of his concern. Remember how he disparage the flag pin only to take it back because he needs it for political posturing? He liked Wright's God Damn America for 20 years. Ayers wowed him. Farrakhan supports him. and you don't know if he's American or Kenyan.
- 1 decade ago
Mitt Romney was Pro Choice he attended fundraiser and gave money I wonder how many babies did he kill before he changed his mind
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Cite this, and I'll give you an appropriate answer. But I don't generally give responses to misinformation and conjecture.