by Steven Ertelt
January 14, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life advocate says Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion one running. Terence Jeffrey of the Cybercast News Service penned an editorial last week with that contention.
"He is so pro-abortion that he refused as an Illinois state senator to support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions," Jeffrey writes.
He said Obama "did not want to concede — as he explained in a cold-blooded speech on the Illinois Senate floor — that these babies, fully outside their mothers’ wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were in fact "persons.’"
On the Illinois Senate floor, Obama was the only senator to speak against the baby-protecting bills, Jeffrey said.
Later, Jeffrey writes, when the U.S. Senate approved a federal version of the bill on a 98-0 vote, it included language making sure the bill did not overturn Roe v. Wade.
"In 2003, Democrats took control of the Illinois Senate. Obama became chairman of the Health and Human Services committee. The Born Alive Infant bill, now sponsored by Sen. Richard Winkel, was referred to this committee," Jeffrey explained.
"Winkel also sponsored an amendment to make the Illinois bill identical to the federal law, adding — word for word — the language Barbara Boxer said protected Roe v. Wade. Obama still held the bill hostage in his committee, never calling a vote so it could be sent to the full senate."
That means, in Jeffrey’s eyes, "Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever."