Humane Society Endorses Barack Obama, Says Nothing of Abortion Victims

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 14, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Humane Society Endorses Barack Obama, Says Nothing of Abortion Victims

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 14
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — Animal rights advocates are quick to condemn pro-life advocates for not supporting their agenda for the protection of animals. Yet, a recent move by the Humane Society reveals why many pro-life advocates have misgivings — as it endorsed the candidate who many consider the most pro-abortion in history.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund issued an endorsement for Barack Obama, who supports abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason and has been criticized for opposing anti-infanticide bills in the Illinois legislature.

The group says it has never made an endorsement for president before, though it has backed hundreds of candidates for Congress.

"But, in an era of sweeping presidential power, we must weigh in on this most important political race in the country," the group said.

"The Obama-Biden ticket is the far better choice on animal protection," the group says, adding that it only "evaluates candidates based on a single criterion: where they stand on animal protection policies."

For Jill Stanek, the nurse who exposed the born-alive abortion practice leading to the bills Obama opposed, that’s an understatement.

"The disconnect is insane," Stanek says in response. "The Humane Society has no problem promoting single issue voting" while pro-life advocates don’t get equal treatment.

"Do liberals and the mainstream media ever browbeat animal welfare advocates for their focus? No, because they like who those particular single issue voters like," she said.

She said she can’t understand how Obama can support humane treatment for animals but not for unborn children, including those who could become victims of partial-birth abortion.

Stanek also condemned the photo that accompanied the endorsement on the Humane Society’s web site — which features a picture of Obama holding a puppy and standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The people "the Humane Society touts as pro-humane treatment of animals are radically anti-humane treatment of pre-born humans."

"I just have to say the photo of Obama holding a poodle – in front of Abraham Lincoln, no less – makes me want to puke," she concluded.

ACTION: Contact the Humane Society and tell them what you think of their Obama endorsement. Go to

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