Here is a piece by a respected professor and friend Dr. Dennis McNutt. There are times you have to cut through all the polite euphemisms and show the stark truth for what it is. Please read it is important.
Dear Family and Friends,
Where are the videos of babies being left to die without love or
medical care because they were born alive from a botched abortion?
Lacking full-color video with sound we are left to discuss such acts
only in words, but that insulates us from the moral horror of what is
being done. An illustration of this would be to consider studying the
Holocaust but not being allowed to see movies of the death camps.
That would be much more sterile.
So we need such videos to help us during this electoral season. Should
one start circulating, or if protestors should carry photos of these
babies on their signs, the pro-abortion activists would be outraged.
They wish to deny us the terrible truth of what they advocate!
Where is Obama in all this?
As a lover of transparency, he should be eager for us to have the full
facts of his position, and the video also.
We all find it difficult to separate the facts from the dubious claims
shouted by political partisans on both the left and the right during
this campaign season. I wanted to find out the undisputed facts of
Barak Obama's position on whether children born alive after an
abortion should be allowed to die, or should be loved and given full
medical care. His opponents charge that he voted against a bill
protecting such babies while he was an Illinois state senator. He
argues that his actions are being maliciously distorted.
To filter out facts from partisan rhetoric, I first went to Senator
Obama's own website to read his statement and arguments on the issue
and for a record of his actual votes on this legislation in Illinois.
I found this sentence in his opening statement: "But the recent
attacks on Senator Obama that allege he would allow babies born alive
to die are outrageous lies." Yet only four sentences later we find
this sentence. "Obama voted against these laws in Illinois because
they were clear attempts to undermine Roe v. Wade."
The attacks are not only lies, but "outrageous lies." But if it looks
like a fact, and walks like a fact. . . . .
Reading a but further we find a paragraph explaining his votes against
other "Born Alive" bills. In paragraph #6 appears this sentence from
one of the bills, "Also provides that a live child born as a result of
an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and that all
reasonable measures consistent with good medical practice shall be
taken to preserve the life and health of the child." He voted against
Later we find this sentence, "Obama Voted Against Two Born Alive
Bills, With Almost a Quarter of the Senate, Saying They Would Be
Struck Down." So he agrees that he did vote against the Illinois
legislation, but gives reasons for dong so.
Hardly outrageous lies. Even if reasons are given to explain the
facts, the facts stand.
Four paragraphs later Obama states that he voted
"present" (effectively a "no" vote according to the rules of the
Illinois Senate) on another "Born Alive" bill which stated, ". . .
that a live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully
recognized as a human person and that all reasonable measures
consistent with good medical practice shall be taken to preserve the
life and health of the child." Please note the identical language of
the two bills, which I have highlighted in blue.
To balance the perspective of Obama's website, I then looked for some
public right-to-life organization that would lose public credibility
if it played fast and lose with the facts in the matter.
(If this becomes too long, please be sure to read my summary at the
bottom of this message.)
The following text comes from the website of the Illinois Federation
For Right to Life. See their link at:http://www.ifrl.org/ifrl/index.html
"Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, it's
never been more important to protect a woman's right to choose....Throughout my
career, I'vebeen a consistent and strong supporter of reproductive justice, and have
consistently had a 100% pro-choice rating with Planned Parenthood and
NARAL Pro-Choice America."
-Senator Barack Obama
Barack Obama is a co-sponsor of the "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA), a bill that would nullify virtually all federal and state limitations on abortion, including the types now permitted by the Supreme Court, such as parental notification laws and waiting periods. It would also make partial-birth abortion legal again. While in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama voted against legislation that prohibited taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion. His campaign has stated that he "does not support" the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion through the Medicaid program.
Barack Obama voted to block a bill to require an abortionist to notify a parent before performing an abortion on a minor who lives in another state. Barack Obama voted against an amendment to allow states to provide federally subsidized health care insurance for an unborn child (within the SCHIP program). The amendment would have written explicit language into the SCHIP statute to guarantee that a covered child "includes, at the option of a State, an unborn child." The amendment further defined "unborn child" as "a member of the species homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb."
Senator Barack Obama
Record on Abortion
Barack Obama sharply criticized the Supreme
Court for its 2007 Gonzales v. Carhart decision
upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. He
said, "I strongly disagree with today's Supreme
Court ruling...I am extremely concerned that this
ruling will embolden state legislatures to enact
further measures to restrict a woman's right to
choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court
justices will look for other opportunities to erode
Roe v. Wade, which is established federal law and
a matter of equal rights for women."
While a member of the Illinois State Senate,
Barack Obama opposed the proposed "Born-Alive
Infants Protection Act" (BAIPA). The measure
was very similar to the federal BAIPA, which
President Bush signed into law in 2002. Obama
opposed the legislation for three straight
legislative sessions and twice spoke against the
bill on the Senate floor. He voted against the bill
twice in committee and once on the Senate floor.
Both laws were intended to provide protection for
babies who survived abortions equal to protection
received by babies who are spontaneously born
Since his election to the Senate in 2004, Barack
Obama has compiled a 0% voting record on pro-
life issues scored by the National Right to Life
Committee. By contrast, he has a 100% rating
from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Please copy and distribute freely.
512 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20004www.nrlc.org
national Right to Life
I will try to summarize Senator Obama's position briefly, clearly and
fairly, even if starkly: he is willing to let defenseless babies die a
horrible death because he feels that doing so would dignify them and
accord them constitutional rights that might be affirmed eventually by
the U.S. Supreme Court.
May God help us all. . . and those little human beings
Please double check me at the links above to see if I have been fair
with these sources.
Please feel free to circulate this widely.