Defeat Barack Obama: The Most Extreme President Ever on Abortion

Politics   |   Carol Tobias   |   Aug 29, 2012   |   3:58PM   |   Washington, DC

America has never had a more pro-abortion President than Barack Obama.  In another time, Obama’s views on late abortions and on eliminating virtually all current protections for unborn children and their mothers would have been considered a scandal.  They would have disqualified him from holding high office.

Commentator Rich Lowry, writing in the journal Politico, said “it is impossible to stake out a position further to the left on this issue, unless, perhaps, you are performing abortions yourself.”

Two things highlight Obama’s extremism:  His strong support for late abortions; and his desire to use federal power to eliminate virtually all pro-life laws in the states.

Late abortions

Throughout his career, Barack Obama has firmly and consistently supported the brutal dismemberment and killing of unborn children in late abortions.  These are children developed enough to feel pain and to live outside the womb.

As an Illinois state senator, Obama voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion.  He argued strenuously against a law that would have recognized that an unborn child who survives an abortion has a right to the same care as any other person.

When asked in 2003 about his views on abortion, Obama answered “I’m pro-choice.”  When the reporter followed up with “In all situations, including the late term thing?”, Obama stuck to his guns.  He said “I am pro-choice.  I believe that women make responsible choices . . . and I don’t think that it’s the government’s role to meddle in that choice.”

Eliminating virtually all pro-life laws

Obama promised Planned Parenthood in 2007 that if elected President, the first bill he’d sign would be the Freedom of Choice Act, a law that would eliminate most state pro-life laws.



National Right to Life has been successful in passing laws in several states to ban late abortions when the child is developed enough to feel pain.  An Obama Supreme Court, if he is re-elected, could eliminate those laws, putting thousands more unborn children at risk of what this former abortionist described in his testimony in Congress earlier this year:

It truly is a scandal that any elected official would defend such brutality.  Every American needs to know this is what their President believes.

LifeNews Note: Carol Tobias is the president of the National Right to Life Committee.