Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Obama and Infanticide

for the best overview of the Infanticide/"Born Alive Infant Protection Act" issue, please read these:

Obama in His Own Words: There Is No Doubt He Supported Infanticide

Links to Barack Obama's votes on IL's Born Alive Infant Protection Act


Obama's 10 reasons for supporting infanticide

Barack Obama and the Comfort Room

Obama, Wright, and the Christ Hospital connection


Never Forget: Obama was the lone obstacle to BAIPA:
"passed unanimously, but only in the absence of Senator Barack Obama."


2 youtube videos featuring Jill Stanek... the woman who brought the infanticide story into the light...

number 1
number 2


an interview with Alan Keyes...


from February 2008:

Obama's biggest mistake:

"Senator Barack Obama debated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night and said his biggest mistake was voting with a unanimous Senate to help save Terri Schiavo. Terri is the disabled Florida woman whose husband won the legal right to starve her to death."


*** Audio of Obama arguing against giving medical care to abortion survivors

*** Index of documents relating to Barack Obama
and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act

August 2008:

*** Breaking news: New documents show Obama cover-up on born-alive survivors bill

Obama Lied About Abortion Record


December 6, 2006:

Obama not fazed by Jill Stanek's testimony:

"Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.

In the second hearing, Stanek said, “I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!”

“And those pictures didn’t faze him [Obama] at all,” she said.

At the end of the hearing, according to the official records of the Illinois State senate, Obama thanked Stanek for being “very clear and forthright,” but said his concern was that Stanek had suggested “doctors really don’t care about children who are being born with a reasonable prospect of life because they are so locked into their pro-abortion views that they would watch an infant that is viable die.” He told her, “That may be your assessment, and I don’t see any evidence of that. What we are doing here is to create one more burden on a woman and I can’t support that.”"


Were there "already" laws protecting premature infants, as Senator Obama has at various times stated in defending his vote against the born-alive bill?

"The answer is that no law was protecting them. We know this for certain because the Illinois attorney general at the time, Jim Ryan — the man charged with enforcing state laws — wrote a letter on July 17, 2000, expressing his finding that Christ Hospital was breaking no laws in leaving premature babies to die after they survived abortions.

Ryan wrote:

While we are deeply respectful of your serious concerns about the practices and methods of abortions at this hospital, we have concluded that there is no basis for legal action by this office against the Hospital or its employees, agents or staff at this time.

So again: according to the state's chief enforcer of the law, Christ Hospital was doing nothing illegal when they left premature babies to die after they had survived abortions. Note that this is this is the very reason legislators were trying to pass the born-alive bill in the first place."


August 21, 2008:

Audio from 2002 of Obama Defending Opposition to the Born-Alive Bill

Erick Erickson links to some audio purportedly of Barack Obama on the floor of the Illinois State Senate in 2002:

youtube vid

Erickson says "I cannot vouch for the authenticity of it, but I trust the friend who sent it to me." According to the State Senate's online transcript database, the quote is real. While the database is password protected to prevent cut-and-paste, here's a screenshot of Obama's substantive statements during the debate:


It looks like abortion wasn't above Obama's pay grade back in 2002. He had full faith and trust that an abortionist would make an accurate decision as to whether the child he failed to kill was "viable". That's to say nothing of Obama's blithe disregard for the born-alive non-viable fetuses who gasped for air during the few hours they lived after birth."


*** The Obama Debate Every American Should See

*** In 2002, Barack Obama Supported Infanticide and I've Got the Transcript of His Words


"So, we are content to rely upon a law that would require an abortionist to save the life of a life that is living because he failed in his attempt to kill for pay.

We are supposed to rely upon the weight of the Hippocratic Oath upon a person who can be sued for malpractice in their failure to kill a baby, to risk further liability for negligence in saving the baby's life he, seconds ago, tried to snuff out?"


"The Post further presents as fact the Obama position that the Illinois bill he opposed was solely about “pre-viable” babies. The testimony of former nurse Jill Stanek, who witnessed babies surviving botched abortions at Christ Hospital just outside Chicago, discussed babies past 20 weeks, including into the third trimester — thus not “pre-viable.”"


Obama's biggest lie about supporting infanticide

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