Any vote for Barak Obama is a vote to free and unfettered access to abortion for any reason by any woman under any circumstances. I’ve been told by one person that this statement is “ridiculous,” but what’s ridiculous is that anyone can believe differently. I will explain and use lots of fact checking sources so you can confirm that what I’m saying is true. I’ve already made the case for abortion being homicide, so I won’t restate my position here. Today I focus on how a vote for Barak Obama is a vote to make it easier to commit this form of homicide.
First, if we only check his voting record, we find that Obama has voted for every bill he could have to increase women’s rights in abortion and against every bill that might have. He did so by voting “present” rather than “nay”, but that’s just a technicality and the official voting policy of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood rated him as 100% pro-choice. Here’s the list of things he voted against (by voting “present”):
- Voted “present” against SB 230, Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act
- Voted “present” against HB 1900, Parental Notice of Abortion Act
- Voted “present” against HB 562, Parental Notice of Abortion Act
- Voted “present” against SB 1093, Law to protect Liveborn children
- Voted “present” against SB 1094, Bill to protect children born as result of induced labor abortion
- Voted “present” against SB 1095 Bill defining “born alive” defines “born-alive infant” to include infant “born alive at any stage of development.”
But don’t take my word for it, please see Obama’s voting record on abortion. You can also check Barak Obama on Abortion at OnTheIssues.org for additional information showing how this strategy of voting “present” was the official strategy of Planned Parenthood for trying to stop these bills.
Next, if we look at what he said, we find he is pro-abortion. My “ridiculous” critic stated that Obama has said that he’s not pro-abortion. However, there are a couple problems with making that statement. First, Obama does not believe that abortion is a moral issue, but an issue of women’s rights. To Obama the ability to get an abortion is required to support women’s rights. If that’s true, then he’s for women exercising their right to get an abortion. He’s pro-abortion.
If we take the view I hold, that abortion is homicide, then his position becomes even clearer. It wouldn’t matter at all whether it harmed women’s rights or not because it becomes a moral issue. You cannot be pro-choice on a moral issue. For example, if we time traveled back to 1855 and I told you that a certain Senator did not believe in slavery, but was strongly opposed to doing anything about it and had voted several times against restrictions, would you accept my statement that he was pro-choice on slavery? What if he voted to perform additional medical research using slaves and offered to greatly expand the number of slaves available for this research? What if he even wanted to make it so that those who are completely opposed to slavery had to help finance these projects with taxes and require those morally opposed to help produce these slaves? Would you still say he was pro-choice on slavery?
This is position we find Barak Obama holding. If I replaced the words “slavery” in the previous paragraph with “abortion” and “slaves” with “embryos” we would have an accurate description of Obama’s positions. (Read the next paragraphs for the evidence supporting these assertions.) This is essentially the argument being used to push the idea the idea that he is not pro-abortion.
The second problem with the argument is that he believes abortion is essential to medical research, which is also a statement of pro-abortion. If abortion is homicide, then embryonic stem-cell research which destroys the embryos is also abortive homicide. He support embryonic stem-cell research. He goes so far as to support a bill that encourages the creation of embryos and requires the destruction of these same embryos used for research. This comes under the guise of an “anti-cloning” bill, which is actually a pro-cloning research bill that forbids allowing clones to mature. (Source: Obama’s Abortion Extremism)
While he has stated on certain occasions that he disagrees with pro-lifers, but is willing to allow that disagreement to stand, he actually supports bills that would force pro-lifers to violate their conscience to provide for and even to perform abortions. He supports repealing the Hyde Amendment, which would allow the government to pay for abortions in certain special cases when a woman is too poor to afford one on her own. If the act were repealed and the government were to pay for such abortions, those who are morally opposed would be required to pay for them. He also supports the Freedom of Choice Act, which removes the rights of pro-lifers to refuse to participate in abortions, i.e., a single-mother who works as a nurse at your local hospital could lose her job if she conscientiously objects to helping perform an abortion under FOCA.
I think Robert George best summed Obama’s position up when he said, “In the end, the efforts of Obama’s apologists to depict their man as the true pro-life candidate that Catholics and Evangelicals may and even should vote for, doesn’t even amount to a nice try. Voting for the most extreme pro-abortion political candidate in American history is not the way to save unborn babies.”
If you’re opposed to abortion, you should look very carefully to Obama’s position on this topic and make your decision carefully. This is not the only issue important to me, but it’s an issue that is very important. It is also one that seems to be misunderstood by a great many that would stand with me on the issue, but seem to think Obama is somehow the best option on this issue. I don’t think you could be more wrong.