Thursday, August 21, 2008

Barack Obama: 'No we Can't'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Day Gardner, President of the National Black Pro-Life Union, commenting on Obama's opposing the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.

There has been much talk about Barack Obama's vote against Illinois' Born Alive Infants Protection Act that would protect babies who survived abortion.

It's hard to believe that this man who wants to hold the highest office in this land would not only oppose legislation to protect children born alive, but would then lie about it for 4 years stating that he didn't oppose it.

For 4 years Mr. Obama misrepresented his vote, saying that the bill he opposed in the Illinois State Senate was different from the bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Bush. However, the National Right to Life Committee has produced documents that confirm the two bills were exactly the same.

So, Mr. Obama lied...big time!

The identical legislation to protect babies who survive abortion was passed by the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly (before Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate) by a vote of 98-0, which means that even the most adamant pro-abortion Senators did not oppose it. Even NARAL was neutral on this bill, which goes to say that Barack Obama is far more extreme than anyone else on this issue.

Let's understand what opposing this important legislation means. Suppose that a woman goes to an abortion facility for an abortion and by some blessing the child survives--alive. Barack Obama has voted that the abortionist, medical staff, and anyone else in the room should stand by and watch the child die a horrible death--gasping for air--without lifting a finger to help him or her. There are also cases where completely delivered living babies were suffocated or strangled to death.

Barack Obama is an extremist who, in supporting what amounts to infanticide, would like to see all of us stand idle--twiddling our thumbs as unplanned children, who are born alive, die this terrible death.

We must realize this is definitely part of Mr. Obama's plan for America. But it is definitely not mine. In my America, all voices shout, "NO WE CAN'T!" "NO WE WON'T!"