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Thursday, May 15, 2008

One less vote for Barack Obama

I've mentioned in several recent posts that Nat Hentoff, one of the most liberal columnists in the U.S., has labeled Barack Obama's position on abortion as "extremist."

Hentoff, who doesn't object to abortion in certain instances, wrote an entire column about Obama's out-of-the-mainstream position on abortion.

"I am a nonreligious pro-lifer, my only religion being the Constitution. And I am not a single-issue voter," Hentoff wrote in that column.

Hentoff, a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights, continues:
"But on abortion, Obama is an extremist. He has opposed the Supreme Court decision that finally upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act against that form of infanticide. Most startlingly, for a professed humanist, Obama -- in the Illinois Senate -- also voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. I have reported on several of those cases when, before the abortion was completed, an alive infant was suddenly in the room. It was disposed of as a horrified nurse who was not necessarily pro-life followed the doctors' orders to put the baby in a pail or otherwise get rid of the child. As a longtime columnist, John Leo has written of this form of fatal discrimination, these "mistakes" during an abortion, once born, cannot be "killed or allowed to die simply because they are unwanted.""
In his latest column (which oddly enough is about John McCain), Hentoff states categorically:

"I cannot vote for Barack Obama because he is an extremist on abortion who refused to even save a sudden live baby resulting from a botched abortion."

Earlier this week Obama received the enthusiastic endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America, one of the most militant pro-abortion groups operating in the United States.

Wow. Before you start addressing Barack Obama as "Mr. President," keep in mind that there are many socially-conservative Democrats who will not support a candidate who is so enthusiastic about the killing of the unborn as Obama appears to be.

1 comment:

A.J. Cordi said...

How come you don't mention the votes that Obama picked up today?