Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Truth And Obama: Strangers To Each Other

"I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." ~ Ronald Reagan

The following is the bill (beginning at section 6) that Barack Hussein Obama voted against four times in the Illinois Senate:

(720 ILCS 510/6) (from Ch. 38, par. 81‑26)
Sec. 6. (1) (a) Any physician who intentionally performs an abortion when, in his medical judgment based on the particular facts of the case before him, there is a reasonable likelihood of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support, shall utilize that method of abortion which, of those he knows to be available, is in his medical judgment most likely to preserve the life and health of the fetus.
(b) The physician shall certify in writing, on a form prescribed by the Department under Section 10 of this Act, the available methods considered and the reasons for choosing the method employed.
(c) Any physician who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates the provisions of Section 6(1)(a) commits a Class 3 felony.
(2) (a) No abortion shall be performed or induced when the fetus is viable unless there is in attendance a physician other than the physician performing or inducing the abortion who shall take control of and provide immediate medical care for any child born alive as a result of the abortion. This requirement shall not apply when, in the medical judgment of the physician performing or inducing the abortion based on the particular facts of the case before him, there exists a medical emergency; in such a case, the physician shall describe the basis of this judgment on the form prescribed by Section 10 of this Act. Any physician who intentionally performs or induces such an abortion and who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly fails to arrange for the attendance of such a second physician in violation of Section 6(2)(a) commits a Class 3 felony.
(b) Subsequent to the abortion, if a child is born alive, the physician required by Section 6(2)(a) to be in attendance shall exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as would be required of a physician providing immediate medical care to a child born alive in the course of a pregnancy termination which was not an abortion. Any such physician who intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly violates Section 6(2)(b) commits a Class 3 felony.

At first, Obama insisted he voted against the bill because the terminology wasn't identical to the U.S. Senate bill that addressed the same issue. But when evidence was presented to him that proves he lied about that, too, he quickly changed his defense, and now Obama says the reason he voted against the bill is because it would require an additional physician to render care to any baby born alive in spite of the abortionist's best efforts to kill the baby in utero.

In other words, Obama wants to allow living babies to die unattended, unaided, and alone, because a doctor might be inconvenienced if he has to save a baby's life.

Well, at least he cares about doctors. How wonderful it is that doctors have a friend in Obama! I bet he at least has George Tiller's vote.

Now. On top of that, Obama's campaign has produced a campaign ad that accuses the McCain campaign of lying about how Obama voted on this bill. Here is the ad to which I refer:

I find it interesting that Obama's ad highlights a line from a (Liberally biased) Chicago tribune article that reads "none of those who voted against SB-1082 favored infanticide". This is simply a line from a newspaper article which reflects nothing but the article writer's opinion.

An opinion that apparently has nothing to do with the facts.

While it is true that Obama didn't come right out and say "I believe in infanticide", but voting against a bill that specifically advocates providing life saving care to a newborn infant certainly implies he doesn't believe they should be allowed to live.

Obama denies that he supports infanticide, but how else are we to interpret his vote against keeping a newborn baby alive? How can one say, "I don't support allowing infants to die." and vote four times against a bill that essentially would protect newborn babies from being neglected to death?

Let's get the verbiage correct:

Obama doesn't favor infanticide.

He just doesn't want to do anything to prevent it.


Trader Rick said...

Obama supports the premeditated murder of innocent children, in or out of the womb. And lies about it when convenient. Not ready to Lead.

Gayle said...

I'm so glad that others are getting that video out there, Mark! I wish every conservative blogger would post it. This video proves what a sleazy pos Obama is. I've also read the bill. I don't see why everyone can't see the man is an outright liar!

I love the Reagan quote, by the way. Exactly right!

Erudite Redneck said...

Shame that nobody has been ab;e to make the case that caring about the "unborn" trumps caring about the born.

Really. If y'all had ever been convincing in that argument, the point would be moot. Millions of the "unborn" would have been born.

But you failed, and you're still failing.

And now, the issue is lost, for now. Because, right or wrong, aside from the fact that, all things being equal, most people probably really are uncomfortable with abortion, you've blown it. Again.

It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the whole morally bankrupt, pathetic, lie-based idea of the "free market." And, too bad for you, most people care mroe about that than they do abortion in the abstract.

And, sorry again, but unless you've had one -- and I have not -- abortion is nothing but an abstraction.

The economy, on the other hand, hit people where it counts: in the pocketbook.

Y'all have totally blown that, too.


Father Gregori said...

Mark, this is of message, but I just wanted to let you know that I have posted my final blog posting. It will be up for the remainder of this week and then I will be removing the blog permanently.

Lone Ranger said...

It is just astonishing that abortion is even a matter of debate. But then, it was just as astonishing in the 19th century that slavery was a matter of debate. Same sides, different crimes against humanity.

Trader Rick said...

Abortion will be seen in history as the very worst that humanity was.

Al-Ozarka said...

It's astonishing how much hate can be emitted by a pathetic Oklahoman.

It's even more astonishing that the Oklahoman thinks himself "erudite".

I chuckle each time I read his screen name.

Toad734 said...

Im not saying you are right but McCain can only cry wolf so many times. Almost every attack ad of his has been either misleading or down right false. I can't imagine he's telling the truth on this one either.

Erudite Redneck said...

Daddio, why don't we just meet at, say, Dardenelle, and find out who's pathetic and who's not? Ya sissy. Hoot.

Mark said...

Toad!!! I thought you were dead!

Still spouting the same ol' Daily Kos/Huffington Post/Democratic Underground talking points are we?

You say McCains ads are misleading or false? Prove it, my man. Tell me just one thing in McCain's ads that isn't accurate. And show your work.

Mark said...

ER, I don't think anyone is trying to make the case that caring for the unborn "trumps" caring about the born.

Killing either is horrendous.

That's exactly the point of the legislation Obama was opposing. He voted against saving the life of already born infants just because they happen to survive an attempt to kill them in the womb.

He voted against it four times!

And, he was the only legislator who voted against it.

The only one!

Are you going to try to tell everyone that he is the only Senator that got it right?

Mark said...

Oh, and Daddio? You know I like you, but you know, ER is native Arkansas, like you. LOL

Marshall Art said...


Would you elaborate on this:

abortion is nothing but an abstraction

I'm not getting it. I've never blown anyone's brains out with a gun. Is murder an abstraction? Abstraction or no, I disapprove of both. I also disapprove of those who have sex without being prepared for parenthood. Now, we can't legislate against such forms of stupidity, but we can legislate against the manner in which the consequences of such stupidty is dealt. If only enough people truly cared about their fellow man.

tugboatcapn said...

Apparently, the truth and ER are strangers to each other as well.

It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the whole morally bankrupt, pathetic, lie-based idea of the "free market."

No, Sir.

It's not the "Free Market", stupid.


From the list of Democrats in positions of authority on Banking Committees in the Senate who were bought and paid for by Obama's Economic Advisory Team, to Obama's Economic advisory Team who bought them, to Carter and Clinton with their misguided ideas of "fairness" and "social engineering", to Obama his own self, DEMOCRATS ruined the Banking and Mortgage industry, cost the American taxpayer TRILLIONS of dollars, and the "Free Market" would NEVER have done this to itself were it not for their monkeying.

Do you want names and ammounts?

'Cause I can give 'em to you...

This whole situation is just another in a long, long LONG line of messes made by Democrats, that a Republican had to clean up.

If the "Free Market" were free of Democrats, we wouldn't have these (crisis, Crises? Crisises?...) problems.

The problem we are having is that too many people have no clue how things actually work, and the Democrats are using that ignorance to inject even more craziness into the system, and then crying out that the system is crazy.


Keep your stupidity to yourself.

We ain't buyin' it over here on the Right side.

Go back over there to the wrong side where you belong.