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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Barack Obama and the Future of Legalized Abortion in the U.S.

As many of you reading this may be aware, on October 14 Dr. Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, published an essay HERE titled "Obama's Abortion Extremism." In this essay Dr. George argued that Sen. Barack Obama is:
"the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States." Further: "He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress" [HT: Dr. Mohler's Blog.]

Dr. George offers several lines of proof for this argument, four of which are listed below:
1. Obama "supports legislation that would reppeal the Hyde Amendment, which protects pro-life citizens from having to pay for abortions that are not necessary to save the life of the mother and are not the result of rape or incest."
2. Obama has promised: "the first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."
3. Obama opposed the ban on partial-birth abortion.
4. Obama opposed legislation that would protect children who were intended to be aborted, but were born alive; Obama's campaign denied this, but proof of his opposition to such legislation has been documented.

Any one of the above reasons is cause enough to keep a person of conscience from voting for Obama as president, but especially noteworthy is point 2 above. The Freedom of Choice Act "would create a federally guaranteed 'fundamental right' to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy... FOCA would abolish virtually every existing state and federal limitation on abortion." With FOCA in place, the struggle to end legalized child murder becomes much more difficult, for even if Roe v. Wade were overturned, this legislation would keep the question of abortion from returning to the individual states (which is what would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned today), and federal legislation would also need to be crafted to repeal FOCA before the states would be free to enforce laws against abortion.

During this long campaign season, there have been many wild conspiracy theories about what Sen. Barack Obama might do if he is elected president of the United States. And the great majority of these theories are utterly groundless. But it must also be stressed that none of the things that people think Sen. Obama might do as president is any worse than what Obama has actually promised to do as president. If Barack Obama is elected president, he has promised to fight for legislation that would ensure that the murder of unborn children is kept legal in the United States.

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