Obama Asked to Apologize For Calling Pro-Life Group Liars on His Abortion Vote
by Steven Ertelt
September 26, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life organization has released a new web ad asking Barack Obama to apologize for saying it lied about his abortion votes. Obama accused National Right to Life of lying when it released documents verifying he voted against medical care for newborns who survive abortions.
The dustup surrounds the votes Obama cast against bills in the Illinois legislature to make sure infants aren’t left to die after they survive a failed abortion.
Obama voted against the bills, he says, because they would have violated Roe v. Wade, yet documents the National Right to Life Committee released weeks ago showed Obama opposed the measure even after supporting a successful amendment to limit its effect on Roe.
Those documents were supported by FactCheck, a nonpartisan research group at the University of Pennsylvania, yet Obama still hasn’t apologized for calling NRLC officials liars.
The pro-life group told LifeNews.com on Friday that it has released a new Internet ad asking him to do so.
"In August, National Right to Life released documents proving that, in 2003, Barack Obama was responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions and that he later misrepresented the bill’s content," a female narrator says.
The ad cites the Obama remark, when the candidate said about NRLC, "I hate to say that people are lying — but here’s a situation where folks are lying."
It cites the FactCheck analysis saying, "Obama’s claim is wrong. The documents … support the group’s claims that Obama is misrepresenting the contents of [Senate Bill] 1082."
The NRLC PAC ad goes on to say, "Was Obama afraid that the public would learn about his extreme position — that he opposed merely defining every baby born alive after an abortion as deserving of protection?"
"Will Obama now apologize for calling us liars when we were the ones telling the truth?"
The message concludes: "Barack Obama, a candidate whose word you can’t believe in."
The ad is currnelty online at YouTube but there is a chance it could be used in a television commercial or a radio spot.
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