Obama denies protection for infants of botched abortions

Obama denies protection for infants of botched abortions

Jim Brown – OneNewsNow – 7/7/2008 6:00:00 AM

A pro-life activist in Illinois says Barack Obama has repeatedly mischaracterized his opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act while he was a state senator.

The Federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act was signed into law in 2002 after receiving unanimous support from the U.S. Senate. The measure that forces hospitals to give medical care to abortion survivors — if warranted — even received the backing of liberal senators Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts ), Barbara Boxer (D-California), and Hillary Clinton (D-New York).

Obama now says he did not support the Illinois measure because it “lacked the Federal language clarifying the act would not be used to undermine Roe vs. Wade.”

Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek recently wrote a column for WorldNetDaily.com titled “Obama’s biggest lie about supporting infanticide.” She points out Obama actively opposed the Born Alive Infants Protection Act for three years in the Illinois senate.

“He voted against it. He was the sole senator speaking against it on the [Illinois] senate floor [for] two years. And the third year, he held the bill from being considered altogether in committee and killed the bill,” Stanek contends….(Full Story)

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