Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Obama on infanticide

Does Barack Obama believe that infanticide is protected by the U.S. Constitution - if only it is done under the right circumstances? It sure sounds like he does. Here's NRO's David Freddoso:
On March 30, 2001, Obama was the only [Illinois state] senator to speak in opposition to a bill that would have banned the practice of leaving premature abortion survivors to die. The bill, SB 1095, was carefully limited, its language unambiguous. It applied only to premature babies, already born alive. It stated simply that under Illinois law, “the words ‘person,’ ‘human being,’ ‘child,’ and ‘individual’ include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.” ...

Obama would speak against the born-alive protection bill once again when it was proposed in 2002, and he would kill the bill when it came before the committee he chaired in 2003, after Democrats had taken control of the Illinois General Assembly.