File Claims Obama’s Father Paid for Abortion of His Half-Sibling

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 20, 2011   |   3:37PM   |   Washington, DC

Newly-uncovered immigration files that are beginning to receive attention on the Internet make the claim that President Barack Obama’s father got another woman pregnant after his birth and sent her to England for an abortion.

The immigration files in question were recently released under the Freedom of Information Act and they concern Barack Obama Sr.’s time spent at Harvard University and the University of Hawaii from 1959-1964. They were obtain to supposedly answer questions about why President Obama’s father left the United States and returned just once to see Barack before he passed away.

The files contain information, according to the London Telegraph, showing Barack Obama Sr. married Ann Dunham, Obama’s white mother, and they contain a memo describing Obama Sr. as having already been married to a woman in Kenya and claiming that he had been “running around with several girls” since arriving in Hawaii. The couple wound up divorcing in January 1964 and Obama Sr. went to Massachusetts to study at Harvard.

Two months later, according to the Telegraph, Obama Sr. reportedly impregnated a high school student participating in an exchange program from Kenya.

“The suspicion exists,” the March 1964 document said, “that she may have gone to London for [redacted]” — but the Telegraph assumes the report indicates the young girl went to the UK for “an abortion,” because they were illegal in the United States at the time.

Jack Cashill, writing at the American Thinker, claims there is no guesswork and that the files clearly show Obama’s father sent the Kenyan girl to England for an abortion of someone who would have become his sibling.

“Only the British press has addressed the most scandalous allegation in these documents.  Key words were redacted in the file, but the redactions do not hide the abortion of what would have been Barack Obama’s half sister or brother,” he writes. “A March 1964 INS document more than suggests that Obama impregnated a Kenyan high school girl in Massachusetts on an exchange program. The girl left inexplicably for London — a trip almost assuredly subsidized by the 29 year-old Obama — and this caught the attention of our then vigilant immigration officials.”

“The girl cited a visit to her sister, but upon checking, officials discovered she had no sister in London,” Cashill says. “[Abortions] were not illegal in England. No wonder Obama was strapped for funds.  No wonder Harvard wanted him gone.  Those were the days.”

Peter Heck, also writing at the American Thinker, speculates that the abortion, if true, could have had a significant impact on the president’s thinking, saying the “unfolding bombshell regarding Barack Obama’s family is highly instructive given our President’s lifelong commitment to defending abortion.”

“The simplest scenario arising from the story is this: President Obama had a half-brother or half-sister who, rather than having the chance to thrive and succeed as he has, ended up in a dumpster in London.  The more complex reality for the president to grapple with is that it is not that far of a stretch to assume, given the complexities of his relationship with mother Ann Dunham, that Barack Obama, Sr. might have preferred the same end for our current president,” Heck writes. “Such a scenario, beyond offering a brand new perspective on Obama’s memoir Dreams from my Father, would provide the most pro-abortion president our country has ever known with the same chilling realization that so many of us born after the disastrous Roe decision encounter: had it not been for the strength and resolve of loving, pro-life mothers, we could have been legally slaughtered.”

“This disquieting account about his father allows our current President the chance to put himself where his half-brother or half-sister once was…where he once was…and reconsider his tragic position on life in the womb,” he writes.

He continues:  “As I read the heartbreaking details of this story about a soul deprived of its unalienable right to breathe free, I’m taken back to President Obama’s response to Rick Warren at the Saddleback Church presidential forum in the lead-up to the 2008 election.  Asked when a baby gets human rights, Obama cowardly surrendered righteousness for convenience and politics, infamously asserting that “answering that question with specificity is above my pay grade.”

“That embarrassing response shouldn’t have been a surprise given that just a few months prior, Barack Obama addressed the issue of sex education on the campaign trail.  Speaking specifically about his own daughters, the man who could have been aborted himself proclaimed, “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals.  But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” Like father, like son.”

Thomas Peters, who writes at Catholic Vote, also responds to the claims.

“If this report is true, it may help explain Obama Jr.’s own militant pro-abortion views,” he said. “After all, the future President was about 3 or 4 years old when his father was in America and sent this other woman to London. Obama’s relationship with his father is complex, and considering he devoted an entire book to finding his father – a man he barely knew – it wouldn’t be surprising that Obama Jr. came across this possible fact about his father’s past.”