New Web Site Exposes Obama’s Radical Abortion Record

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 18, 2012   |   11:55AM   |   Washington, DC

The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women’s group, has released a new web site that exposes the lengthy pro-abortion record President Barack Obama has accumulated since taking over the White House in 2009.

The web site Obama Facts on Life contains a wealth of information on Obama’s abortion record, reprinted below:

Fact: Obama Callously Refuses to Protect Babies Who Survive Failed Abortions

  • As a State Senator in Illinois, Barack Obama opposed legislation that would have provided equal protection for unborn babies who survive abortions.  The legislation: “[Provided] that a live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law.”
  • The legislation was introduced after Jill Stanek testified in 1999 that, while working as a nurse at Christ Hospital in Illinois, infants who survived induced abortions were being left to die in a utility room.

Fact: Obamacare is the largest expansion of abortion on-demand since Roe v. Wade

  • Obamacare is the largest expansion of abortion on-demand since Roe v. Wade, funded by the taxpayers.  Obamacare uses taxpayer dollars to subsidize health care plans that include coverage for elective abortion.
  • Under Obamacare, millions of Americans will unknowingly be enrolled in health plans that include abortion coverage. These plans will charge enrollees an “abortion surcharge” – that will go into a national abortion slush fund.
  • Obamacare forces employers – whether religious or secular – to pay for insurance plans that cover abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization, regardless of religious or moral objections.

Polling shows that the majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion in Obamacare. A 2009 Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 61% of Americans believe that taxpayer-subsided health care plans should not be allowed to include coverage for abortions.

Fact: Obama Refuses to Protect Unborn Baby Girls from Sex-Selective Abortion

  • In May 2012, the House of Representatives voted on legislation that would ban sex-selection abortions, which occur when the gender of the child is not preferred by the parents. A study by the Lozier Institute shows that sex-selection abortion is happening here in the United States, with unborn baby girls falling victim. The majority of U.S. representatives – 246-168 – voted in favor of this ban.
  • President Obama opposed the ban on sex-selection abortions, saying, “The government should not intrude in medical decisions … in this way.”
  • A poll by the Lozier Institute found that 77 percent of respondents would support a law banning abortion in cases where “the fact that the developing baby is a girl is the sole reason for seeking an abortion.”  The proportion of women supporting such a law is 80 percent.
  • To learn more about the issue of sex-selection abortion, both here in the U.S. and around the world,click here.

Fact: Obama is an Unyielding Ally of Planned Parenthood, America’s Abortion Giant

  • After undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood employees showing a willingness to aid and abet in alleged human trafficking of young girls, Obama refused to cut a dime from Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding, even if it meant shutting down the government during the 2011 budget fight.
  • Obama has bullied five states — Indiana, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, and New Jersey – for defunding Planned Parenthood. His administration even yanked Medicaid funding or contracted directly with Planned Parenthood in states that have taken action to defund them.



Fact: Obama is Exporting His Abortion Agenda Overseas

  • On his first day in office, Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy, which bars non-governmental organizations that receive American tax dollars from performing or promoting abortion abroad.
  • After taking office, Obama immediately restored funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which helps implement China’s brutal One-Child Policy. From 2009 to 2011, $145 million has been appropriated for UNFPA, and $47 million was requested in the President’s 2012 budget.