Former Democratic Congresswoman Claims Obama Pro-Life

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 12, 2012   |   3:13PM   |   Washington, DC

A former congresswoman from Pennsylvania who is active with the group Democrats for Life claims President Barack Obama is pro-life, despite a longstanding record promoting abortion on demand and abortion funding.

Kathy Dahlkemper, a one-term member of Congress from western Pennsylvania, made the controversial comments at a forum the Democratic National Convention sponsored last week. She also made the claim that abortions would “skyrocket under the Republican plan,” referring to policy proposals supported by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

“He is pro-life,” Dahlkemper claimed. “He actually signed the most pro-life piece of legislation that this country has ever seen.”

Dahlkemper is talking about the Obamacare bill that pro-life groups strenuously opposed because it contains abortion funding and rationing concerns.

“I voted for the Affordable Care Act because in my opinion it is the most pro-life piece of legislation that we’ve ever passed in this country,” Dahlkemper stated. “This bill is going to take care of women’s health.”

According to CNA, she continued:  So when people criticize Obama for his record on abortion, she continued, “you can turn on them and say, ‘He is pro-life.'”

Charmaine Yoest, the head of Americans United for Life, begs to differ when it comes to Obama’s abortion record.

“It’s a fact: President Obama’s official national convention was the most radical, most extreme, most pro-abortion conference in a generation,” she said. “Watching President Obama’s pro-abortion convention, I actually felt like I was viewing Planned Parenthood’s national conference. You see, President Obama handed out not one, but two primetime, keynote speaking slots to the most powerful, pro-abortion lobbyists in Washington, D.C.: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan.”

“But this doesn’t surprise me at all. On President Obama’s watch, Planned Parenthood received more than $1.34 million of your tax dollars every day, on top of a fortune from its network of Washington, D.C. lobbyists and its lucrative national abortion franchise,” Yoest continued. “President Obama also imposed Obamacare on all of us and thereby opened the floodgates to the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade itself. And don’t forget: President Obama gave lifetime Supreme Court appointments to two virulently pro-abortion advocates: Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.”

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“That’s why Planned Parenthood, the media, and the abortion industry is “all in” for President Obama’s re-election; they need to secure a second term for the abortion industry’s best friend in the White House. In fact, it’s obvious what will be included in the second term agenda: more tax dollars for Planned Parenthood and more pro-abortion judges on the Supreme Court,” Yoest concludes.