Obama Has Never Supported Any Bill to Stop or Limit Abortions

Opinion   |   Carol Tobias   |   Sep 18, 2012   |   3:11PM   |   Washington, DC

In his entire political career, Barack Obama is not known to have ever supported any actual bill that would protect a single unborn child from being killed by abortion.

In fact, he has opposed curbs on even the most horrific abortion practices. Three of his most extreme examples:

  1. At a time when even pro-abortion groups and the most extreme pro-abortion U.S. Senators, such as Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, were agreeing to allow the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act to become law, Barack Obama was opposingan act with virtually the identical provisions when he was a member of the Illinois Senate.The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (now law) says that children born alive during an abortion have the same right to care as any other born child. The bill was considered so reasonable that it passed the U.S. Senate 98-0, but Obama spoke against it and voted “No” in Illinois!
  2. As a U.S. Senator, Obama was a co-sponsor of the most sweeping piece of pro-abortion legislation ever introduced in Congress, the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA). Re-introduced the day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortion, the bill Obama co-sponsored was designed to overturn federal and state partial-birth abortion bans, as well as hundreds of other state and federal laws that protect unborn children and their mothers, such as abortion funding bans, parental consent and notification laws, and Women’s Right to Know laws.
  3. Sex-selection abortion. When a majority of the U.S. House voted this spring to ban this horrific practice, where (typically) baby girls are targeted to be aborted because of their gender, President Obama opposed the bill.



The National Right to Life Victory Fund is informing voters of these extreme positions. For example, we are running a new radio ad on Obama’s most recent extreme act, his opposition to curbs on sex-selection abortion. You can hear the ad here.

Millions of Americans still don’t know the facts about Obama’s extreme policies on abortion, but there’s still time to inform them. And we intend to do it!

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