Obama Voted to Perpetuate Modern-day Infant Exposure
October 3, 2012
“When he was in the Illinois state senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion—not once, but four times.”
Learn more about Melissa Ohden, other abortion survivors, and President Obama’s record from the Susan B. Anthony List.
The charge, by the way—that then-state-senator Obama voted multiple times against the ban on this real-life modern-day infant exposure—is completely true, as Yuval Levin shows and Andrew McCarthy explains (read it). See also Ramesh Ponnuru and Rich Lowry.
As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child — however way you want to describe it — is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s nonviable but there’s, lets say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead, that in fact they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved. Is that correct?
This is not to be confused with the partial-birth-abortion ban, which Obama also opposed; we’re talking about killing infants born alive or locking them in a utility closet to die.
Don’t look away. Don’t tell yourself to forget about this and not let it affect your vote. This is your president. This is the face of the Democratic Party today.