Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama caught on audio: Preventing infanticide would 'burden' abortionists

Jill Stanek has the story and the audio.

Red State sums it up:

In 2002, Senator Obama stood on the floor of the Illinois State Senate to oppose the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. By this time, even the abortion rights organizations like Planned Parenthood had dropped their opposition. But Obama continued to oppose the law.

He was the only person to speak out against the legislation.

In an exchange with Senator O'Malley, the legislation's sponsor, Obama's concern was about second guessing the abortionist.

Here is what he said:
[STATE SEN. OBAMA:] 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, let's 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.
SHORTER BARACK OBAMA: Let's trust the guy who just botched the abortion to determine whether or not he actually did botch the abortion.
Read the full post on RedState, which links to the transcript of Obama's statements on the State Senate floor.

MORE: Stanek laid out the facts on Hannity & Colmes yesterday:

As I've mentioned, Stanek is really doing yeoman's work exposing Obama's extremism on this issue. The man who would be President went out of his way to take a position that was not only pro-abortion but even pro-infanticide. As a result, Stanek is receiving the full force of attacks from Team Obama. Please keep her and everyone who is working to expose the truth on this issue in your prayers.

MORE: Fox News' Web site includes a transcript of Stanek's Hannity interviewStanek's blog has more information and updates.