For those of us who believe the sanctity of human life is the bottom line issue in making our voting decisions, we will find no presidential candidate from the Democratic Party who fills the bill. Sadly, that party has deteriorated to the point where only radically pro-abortion candidates are considered to be acceptable presidential material.
Democrats may be divided as to which of the two remaining candidates should be their nominee, but Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have each passed their party’s pro-abortion litmus test with flying colors. In the eyes of the party, their credentials on this issue are impeccable.
And no wonder! Their voting records show that there is no unborn child that they would vote to protect from abortion. It doesn’t matter the gestational age of the child or what the reason is for the abortion. Obama and Clinton support abortion on demand throughout the full nine months of pregnancy, for any reason.
While serving in the Illinois legislature, Obama twice voted against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, legislation that required hospitals to provide appropriate medical care to babies born alive after an abortion attempt. In some of our nation’s hospitals, these tiny survivors were often thrown in the garbage (alive) or left in a supply room until they died without any medical attention whatsoever. Later, as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, Obama prevented the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act from advancing to the floor for a vote by the full Senate.
Keep in mind these babies have been completely delivered from their mothers and have taken their first breath, making them a “legal person.” On this one, Obama went beyond even late-term abortion by supporting the infanticide of already born infants.
There is no recorded vote for Clinton on the federal version of the born alive bill because the bill was passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.
In 2003, Clinton voted to keep the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure legal by opposing the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. A partial-birth abortion involves the abortionist grabbing the leg of a fully formed baby with forceps and pulling the baby’s leg out into the birth canal. The abortionist then delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head and jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is removed.
In Clinton’s world, a “right” to abortion is paramount above all else, even when untold pain, suffering and death is inflicted on an innocent, helpless late-term baby.
Both Obama and Clinton have maintained 0% right to life voting records since being elected to the U. S. Senate, according to the National Right to Life Committee. Both are co-sponsors of the so-called Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) which would invalidate all laws, state or federal, that would “deny or interfere” with “a woman’s access to abortion.” Some of the laws FOCA would invalidate are laws restricting taxpayer funding of abortion, laws that ban the gruesome, late-term partial-birth abortion procedure, laws requiring parental consent prior to a minor’s abortion and many, many others. Obama and Clinton support unfettered abortion with no restrictions whatsoever.
For people who believe that human life at all stages is intrinsically valuable and ought to be protected, Obama and Clinton are more than unacceptable … they are frightening!