When is she no longer just a “choice”?

Saw this over at a couple of our friends’ sites, Biltrix and The Peanut Gallery. Just thought I’d give a bit of back-story to it.

It is well-known in Conservative circles that while he was in the Illinois senate, President Obama never once voted for any pro-life bill, not even in the case of the baby being born alive. To clarify: if babies were actually, accidentally “allowed” to be born during an attempted abortion (however often this happens), President Obama was not in favor of them being allowed to live. However, whether it is just too terrible to contemplate, or if they simply don’t believe the claim, most people don’t know or acknowledge this fact.

And it is a fact.

This article appeared in the Washington Post back in 2008. It cites the actual votes and provides the links to them, highlighting that Obama voted “present” in every situation. It also provides his highly cynical reasons for doing so:

The Illinois branch of the Planned Parenthood organization has given [Obama] a 100 percent” pro-choice voting rating and depicted the present votes as part of a previously agreed strategy to provide political cover for other legislators.

Under the rules of the Illinois legislature, a present vote effectively functions as a no vote because only yes votes count toward passage of a bill. Legislators vote “present” rather than “no” for a variety of tactical reasons, including making it more difficult for their political opponents to use their votes against them in campaign advertisements.

“We worked on the ‘present’ vote strategy with Obama,” said Pam Sutherland, chief lobbyist for the Illinois branch of Planned Parenthood, an abortion rights group. “He was willing to vote ‘no’, and was always going to be a ‘no’ vote for us.”

This was also covered by writer Andrew C. McCarthy, who had an equally impressive article in NRO around the same time.


So, armed with this information, these facts, we can now ask ourselves and our countrymen these rather essential questions:

  • Whether you believe in God, or don’t; whether you are pro-abortion, pro-life, or fancy yourself as agnostic on the matter:  doesn’t this leap miles past that invisible line which separates the humane from the monstrous? Miles past the line where someone, a person, can be dismissed as merely a “choice”?
  • And if this isn’t it, …what in Heaven’s name is?

And finally:

  • If our elected leaders can harden their hearts against children who have been born, and are visibly, hold-them-in-your-arms alive, …what does that say about them?


8 responses to “When is she no longer just a “choice”?

  1. I first saw this on Biltrix (thanks, Biltrix). Thanks for the background story, horrific as it is.

    • You’re welcome, 8Kids. James and the gang over at Biltrix do yeoman’s work every week. I just wanted to make sure the vid was viewed in the appropriate context.

      And you’re right: it IS horrific.

  2. Late term abortion is abhorrent, immoral and anathema to every definition of civilized. Those who would support late term, partial birth abortion and post birth killing of an “aborted fetus” show the animal side of human nature similar to murderers, child molesters, rapists, and sadists, among others.

    These despicable people are proof that we have a long way to evolve before ever becoming deserving of the title, civilized. Not that more proof is required when one counts up all the active wars taking place in the 21st Century.

    I suppose this makes clear that when it comes to the world of animals, we are little more than the best dressed species.

    • I can always count on you to hit your comments out of the park, Rick!
      Wonderfully put.

      This is a crime, plain and simple. It exists only because it is propped up and given cover by the worst of the Left.

      As always, I appreciate your input, my friend.

  3. Centuries from now they will look back on the barbarism of abortion the same as we do about the torture methods of the inquisition. I will never understand the mentality behind this “medical” procedure. I will also never understand how a supposed health practioner can do a late-term abortion and then look at him/herself in the mirror the next day. Ditto to the mother. There must be an awful lot of covered-over mirrors in North America.

    • Hi, DQ!!
      I understand your pain and frustration, my friend. I also understand PART of their thinking, though: they’ve been assured, repeatedly, that sex-without-consequence is their Birth Right. At the same time, they’re repeatedly told that it’s not a child; abortion is no more murder than killing weeds in your lawn; etc, etc……
      It doesn’t hurt that this is being told to them when they are scared and looking for a way out of their “situation” which was caused by the FIRST lie.
      It’s all reprehensible, of course, but if you tell a big lie often enough…. well, you know the rest.

      This is similar in one way to your favorite subject, wind power:
      it is a Leftist lie built upon a false ideology. It needs to be continually spread or, much like a Ponzi scheme, it will fall in upon itself.
      And I agree with your second point: one day we will sob as a nation for what we’ve done so smugly.

      Until then, I’m just trying to win 1 heart and mind at a time.

      Thanks SO much for commenting, DQ! Hope to see you here again soon.

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