Via IRFL Daily News:
Specifically referencing partial-birth abortions, Obama insisted that he "strongly believe[s] that the state can properly restrict late-term abortions. I have said so repeatedly." If so, why would he so vigorously criticize the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act upheld last year by the Supreme Court?
Because it had no health exception, he said. Obama goes the extra mile, telling Wallace this federal law was in service of what pro-lifers "oftentimes" try to do: "polarize the debate…"
Justice Kennedy, who wrote the majority decision last year, demolished the allegation that the lack of a health exception represented an unconstitutional burden on the right to abortion. [See "Separating the Wheat from the Chaff"--www.nrlc.org/news_and_Views/April07/nv042607.html] Unfortunately, Wallace did not follow up.
It is not just his supposed opposition to "late-term abortions" out of which he wiggled. There is the entirety of his across-the-board support for abortion. It is so uniform that it compelled columnist Nat Hentoff to conclude in a piece published today that "Mr. Obama is an extremist" on abortion. (Fr. Philip Powell, OP posts on this here.)
Doesn't matter how out of the mainstream the Abortion Establishment's proposal is, Obama's in favor: federal subsidies, cloning human embryos, and the most radical pro-abortion legislation you can think of--the "Freedom of Choice Act," which is Roe v. Wade on steroids--to name just a few. Likewise if the same cadre opposes something, such as parental involvement, so does the dutiful junior senator from Illinois.
But Obama has also taken a road less traveled, except by those most in the tank for the Abortion Lobby. As an Illinois state Senator he first obstructed and then voted against the Born Alive Infant Protect Act which was very similar to the federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which President Bush signed into law in 2002. Even if a baby somehow survived an abortion attempt, Obama had no mercy.
And, without going through it all again, there were Obama's recent oafish, cruel, but revealing remarks in which he said that were one of his daughters to make a "mistake" and become pregnant, "I don't want them punished with a baby."
Obama will assure the public six days a week and twice on Sunday (as he told Wallace) that "my goal is to get us out of this polarizing debate where we are always trying to score cheap political points and actually get things done." We must be no less diligent in correcting Obama's trail of misrepresentations and out-and-out lies.
Obama Criticizes Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban
Read the complete transcript of Barack Obama on 'FOX News Sunday' here.
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Update: Fr. Frank Pavone's abortion videos online at Catholic Fire here.