2002 was the year the U. S. Congress passed and President Bush signed the federal version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Unlike Obama in Illinois, Sen. Hillary Clinton voted to support the bill. In fact, the bill passed the Senate 98 to 0 with pro-abortion senators like Boxer (D-CA) and Reid (D-NV) supporting it.
In 2003, the bill was introduced in the Illinois legislature for the third time and directed to a committee chaired by Obama, Health and Human Services. They refused to bring the bill to a vote.
Only when Obama left for Washington in 2005 did the Born Alive Infant Protection Act pass the Illinois legislature. It's for good reason Barack Obama has been called "the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever."
The Roman Catholics for Obama Web site has no mention of his opposition to the Born Alive Infant's Protection Act. Look under its section "Life and Dignity of the Human Person," and you will find statements on the death penalty, the Iraq War, gun control, and the promise to nurture "a socio-economic environment" that will provide "a safety net that will make abortion increasingly unnecessary and rare."
Some of Obama's infanticide apologists argue that since the declared intention of Obama in voting against the BAIP Act was to uphold Roe v. Wade then it was not evidence of "support for infanticide." Such poor logic completely detaches Obama's act of voting against the bill from its consequences. Without the passage of the bill, infants born in Illinois remained vulnerable to the lack of treatment witnessed first-hand in Christ Hospital by Jill Stanek.
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It would be like a senator arguing that his vote to approve Iraq War funding was just to "support the troops" but not the war. How can you put a gun in a soldier's hand without taking responsibility for what happens when he shoots it?
Democratic pundits don't want to talk about Obama on abortion or infanticide, either. On a recent CNN broadcast, Wolf Blitzer asked Bill Bennett what he would ask Obama, if given the chance.
Bennett said he would ask Obama about his abortion extremism and why he "doesn't see a problem with killing a baby after it's been born after eight months." Donna Brazile, well-known Democratic consultant, reacted strongly: "You want to have a conversation about narrow issues, but the American people want to talk about gas prices."