Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Make That a 101% "Pro-Choice" Rating

The editors of The Washington Times note:
... Mr. Obama's record on abortion is radical and extreme — even by the standards of his own party. He voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion and criticized the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the ban; he voted against prohibitions on taking a minor across state lines for an abortion; and most appalling of all, he voted against providing legal protection for babies who survive an abortion. Mr. Obama's inability to recognize the inhumanity of his position staggers pro-lifers: Partial-birth abortion is infanticide because the baby's brains are extracted during birthing. Mr. Obama does not even support providing legal protection for babies who survive an abortion. For his unbending pro-choice stance, the Illinois senator received a 100 percent score from NARAL in 2005, 2006 and 2007...
My Comments:
Make that a 101% "pro-choice" voting record because, on the issue of denying legal protection for babies who survive an abortion, Obama went even further than the abortion lobby was willing to go.

Yes, the man that Doug Kmiec and so many others seem to believe will seek "common ground" with pro-lifers has the dubious distinction of likely being the first presidential candidate ever to be MORE pro-abortion ... excuse me, "pro-choice" ... than the abortion lobby itself.

See also posts by The Cranky Conservative and The Curt Jester.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Archbishop Chaput: Thoughts on “Roman Catholics for Obama ’08”

Did Doug Kmiec Just Now Catch On That Obama and NARAL Are Politically Conjoined? [UPDATED]

Pro-Life Democrat Calls Being Pro-Life and Voting for Obama "A Psychological Impossibility"

National Catholic Register: "Obama and Abortion"

Deal Hudson on "How Obama's Catholics Will Dodge the Infanticide Question"

Kmiec's Dishonesty [UPDATED]

The Curt Jester: "Shameless Garment" [UPDATED]

Can a Catholic Vote for Obama?

Obama's Pledge to Planned Parenthood: “I Will Not Yield"

Sen. Moloch H. Obama Celebrates Abortion, Warns Supreme Court Could Reverse Roe

National Catholic Register: "Religious" Democrat Barack Obama Sticks to the Abortion Line

Litmus Test: Democrat Candidates Demand Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justices

Obama, Clinton Slam Supreme Court on Abortion Ruling

Democratic Candidates for President Give Unanimous Pro-Abortion Views

During First Debate, Democrats Back Abortion, Criticize Efforts to Save Terri Schiavo

Reaction to Court’s Abortion Ruling Falls Along Predictable Party Lines

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At 5/20/2008 2:32 PM, Blogger DP said...

This is what absolutely staggers me about Catholics who try to defend Obama on the abortion issue: their arguments consistently--nay, studiously--ignore the Senator's actual record.

Apparently faux-moderate rhetoric, a concerned look and fairy dust wrapped up in a sash that says "New Politics" are supposed to cancel that out.

Spare us the spin--just say you think the war is worse than abortion and have done with it. I disagree, but at least there's an intellectual leg to stand on. Much less self-beclowning that way.

At 5/21/2008 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, the Obamamessiah is a sure Catholic natural.


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