If the title to this column makes you uncomfortable – I apologize. That being said, even for those in the relative pro-choice mainstream, the extent of Barack Obama’s zeal to protect any and all abortion procedures marks him as the single most radical pro-abortion president in this nation’s history. Should a baby, having survived being pulled from the womb of its mother during a late-term abortion procedure, then be murdered in the name of abortion rights? Barack Obama says YES – and the media has refused to adequately share that fact with the American people. WARNING: GRAPHIC SUBJECT MATTER
The description of “late term abortion” is too often thrown about with little actual shared understanding of just what that term represents. While there is no agreed upon medical definition of the term, most research suggests late term as being the termination of a pregnancy 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy - regardless of whether or not the fetus is “viable” – a medical term for a fetus that is in fact a child – a life that can survive outside the womb of its mother. These types of procedures are often called “partial birth” abortions – indicating the infant is in fact born, only to have its life terminated by the doctor. The abortion industry does not easily divulge just how many of these late term procedures are performed each year, but a 1997 study suggests the figure to be several thousand per year in the United States. Here is a brief medical description of the two types of late term abortion procedures:
The physician inserts a long toothed clamp through the woman’s vagina into the uterus. She/he grabs body parts of the fetus at random, breaks them from the body and pulls them out. Finally, the head is crushed and extracted. Finally, the placenta and any remaining parts of the fetus are suctioned from the uterus.
The woman’s cervix is dilated. If necessary, the fetus is rotated until it is facing feet downwards. The surgeon reaches into the uterus and pulls the fetus’ body, with the exception of its head, out of the woman’s body. Surgical scissors are inserted into the base of the fetal skull, and withdrawn. A suction tube is inserted and the fetus’ brains are removed through aspiration. This partially collapses the fetal skull. The fetus is then fully removed from the woman’s body.
As a state senator in Illinois, the defense of abortion was one of the few legislative actions the otherwise disinterested then-state politician took an aggressive position on, opposing proposed legislation that would have made it illegal to kill a child that had survived a late term abortion procedure. As a United States Senator, Barack Obama again opposed similar federal legislation seeking to protect the lives of infants. It was only later in 2007 when he was preparing his run to become the nation’s next president did Barack Obama begin to zig and zag on the late term abortion issue. His campaign, the few times he was questioned on the subject, gave vague responses indicating then-candidate Obama was supportive of Roe vs Wade but also felt states had the right to ban partial birth abortions – a position he had never voiced before, and one that his own legislative actions never supported. The media for the most part dropped the subject altogether, and what little coverage it did give to the issue leaned heavily on the extreme examples of pregnancies that posed dangers to the life of the mother as the primary cause for Barack Obama’s support for partial birth abortions. This despite Obama’s own legislative record and public statements that rarely made such a distinction – he wanted NO restrictions on partial birth abortions – period. In fact, Barack Obama ranked among the highest of all politicians with a 100% rating from The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). This ranking came not from the attempted middle-of-the-road stance on the subject he took as a presidential candidate in 2007 and 2008, but rather for his open and aggressive opposition toward any attempts to regulate abortion practices – including the killing of infants who survived the procedure. Even if the individual getting the abortion was a child herself, Barack Obama voted to NOT require parents to be notified of the procedure.
What will now follow is a graphic look at the very procedure the current President of the United States has a clear and consistent record of defending. Within Obamacare, there is a clear direction of forcing all employers, be they a religious instititution or not, to provide free coverage for not only birth control, but abortions as well, as was outlined in a recent Weekly Standard report:
President Obama today promulgated a scam that, if he is re-elected, will allow him to mandate that every health plan in America cover abortion on demand,” said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson.
The law prevents the Secretary of Health and Human Services from including abortion in a list of federally mandated “essential health benefits.” But the birth control mandate is based on an entirely different provision of the law, which allows the Secretary to mandate that all health plans cover any service that the Secretary places on a list of “preventive” services. There is nothing in the law to prevent the Secretary from placing abortion, assisted suicide, or any other additional services on the preventive services list, nor does the Secretary require the agreement of any other authority in the government to do so — except, perhaps, the president.
So here we now come to the visual evidence of what Barack Obama, as President of the United States, feels so compelled to not only defend, but require of private businesses and religious groups to provide – unlimited access to abortion, regardless of whether or not the child can survive outside the womb of its mother. And in fact, if that child were to survive the procedure, Barack Obama defends the practice of terminating its life, thus making him quite literally, President Baby Killer.
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I just want to point out, you did not once in the 2008 campaign, not once did anybody in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide. -NEWT GINGRICH