The Catholic News Agency has a piece on Barack Obama today and his opposition to a bill that would have protected babies that were born alive...despite attempts to abort them while they were still in the womb:
Jill Stanek is a nurse who discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in soiled utility rooms while working at a hospital in Illinois and since has been a strong advocate against partial-birth and live-birth abortions.
According to her commentary on WorldNetDaily.com, Stanek explains why Keyes made his statement.
At the federal level, legislation was presented called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) which stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted.
BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote and by an overwhelming majority in the House. President Bush signed the bill into law in 2002.
Stanek wrote that, “in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. It only passed in 2005, after Obama left.”
“Obama articulately worried that legislation protecting live aborted babies might infringe on women's rights or abortionists' rights. Obama's clinical discourse, his lack of mercy, shocked me. I was naive back then. Obama voted against the measure, twice. It ultimately failed.”
“So, the reason Keyes said Jesus Christ wouldn't vote for Barack Obama was because of Obama's fanatical support of abortion to the point of condoning infanticide.”
On one hand, you might ask yourself, "How could Barack Obama support such utter barbarity?!"
But he's really just being logical. If we recognize that these children we tried and failed to abort end up living and are faced with the reality that they are indeed people, then we might just follow the logic and realize that when we abort a child in the womb, we are killing a human being.
Supporters of abortion can't even go near allowing that kind of "chain of logic" to begin. They know it will take rational people to a place where the barbarism of abortion would likely be outlawed.
So in a twisted, myopic sense, Obama is being logical.
But in the end, he's still supporting utter barbarity.