Obama's Abortion Extremism

Barack Obama rarely talks of abortion rights as other Democrats do. Such a divisive issue does not fit in to his "post partisan" personae.

But the recent endorsement of Obama by Senator Bob Casey - son of the former Pennsylvania governor who was barred from speaking at the 1992 convention for his pro-life views - highlights a little known part of Obama's issues platform.

The senator is an pro-abortion extremist.

This interesting piece by Michael Gerson in the Washington Post reveals the radical feminist positions taken by Obama over his career:


But 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. And now Obama has oddly claimed that he would not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" because of a crisis pregnancy -- hardly a welcoming attitude toward new life.

For decades, most Democrats and many Republicans have hoped the political debate on abortion would simply go away. But it is the issue that does not die. Recent polls have shown that young people are more likely than their elders to support abortion restrictions. Few Americans oppose abortion under every circumstance, but a majority oppose most of the abortions that actually take place -- generally supporting the procedure only in the case of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.
I think it's safe to say that Obama's views on abortion are out of the mainstream even when it comes to the pro-choice lobby.

Does it matter? Considering the fact that probably two and perhaps as many as three Supreme Court Justices will be replaced over the next few years, I would say if you are a pro-life voter it would be a matter of life and death. The dfiferrences between the kinds of judges John McCain and Barack Obama would appoint are wide and deep. And on the issue of abortion, there would almost certainly  be a revisiting of the partial birth abortion ban if Obama were elected.

This is just one more reason why Obama's promised "change" would be a disaster.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky
 
Barack Obama rarely talks of abortion rights as other Democrats do. Such a divisive issue does not fit in to his "post partisan" personae.

But the recent endorsement of Obama by Senator Bob Casey - son of the former Pennsylvania governor who was barred from speaking at the 1992 convention for his pro-life views - highlights a little known part of Obama's issues platform.

The senator is an pro-abortion extremist.

This interesting piece by Michael Gerson in the Washington Post reveals the radical feminist positions taken by Obama over his career:


But 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. And now Obama has oddly claimed that he would not want his daughters to be "punished with a baby" because of a crisis pregnancy -- hardly a welcoming attitude toward new life.

For decades, most Democrats and many Republicans have hoped the political debate on abortion would simply go away. But it is the issue that does not die. Recent polls have shown that young people are more likely than their elders to support abortion restrictions. Few Americans oppose abortion under every circumstance, but a majority oppose most of the abortions that actually take place -- generally supporting the procedure only in the case of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother.
I think it's safe to say that Obama's views on abortion are out of the mainstream even when it comes to the pro-choice lobby.

Does it matter? Considering the fact that probably two and perhaps as many as three Supreme Court Justices will be replaced over the next few years, I would say if you are a pro-life voter it would be a matter of life and death. The dfiferrences between the kinds of judges John McCain and Barack Obama would appoint are wide and deep. And on the issue of abortion, there would almost certainly  be a revisiting of the partial birth abortion ban if Obama were elected.

This is just one more reason why Obama's promised "change" would be a disaster.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky