That is NOT the kind of "change" I want in this country! I, for one, don't want to turn the clock on human rights back to 20th century policies when such hideous crimes were legal.
Abortion foes target Obama because of his vote record on Illinois legislation
Abortion foes in Illinois, following the lead of registered nurse Jill Stanek, are targeting Obama (D-Ill.) for a number of “present” and “no” votes he cast on anti-abortion legislation during his time in the Illinois state Senate.
It is hardly unusual that a Democratic candidate would receive unfavorable attention from anti-abortion groups. But Stanek and other anti-abortion crusaders in Illinois are targeting Obama because he voted on a package of legislation collectively known as the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
The legislation came about after Stanek, then a nurse at Christ Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn, witnessed late-term abortions “where babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in the soiled utility room” of the hospital, in her words.
Stanek, who said she held one of those infants until it died after about 45 minutes, began reaching out to public officials, testifying before both state and national lawmakers.
From 2001 to 2002, Obama voted either “present” or “no” on the legislation. In his floor speeches at the time, he cited in particular his concerns about the constitutionality of the definition of a “born alive infant” and the inclusion of potential civil and criminal penalties for doctors in these situations. He also warned that the bill might compromise the relationship between a woman and her doctor.
The measure failed in the Illinois statehouse in both 2001 and 2002.
For evidence from Jill Stanek on how, contrary to Obama's claims, the definition of "born alive" was the same for both the U.S. Congress and the Illinois bills and then when the congressional one changed, Obama blocked an amendment to change the Ill. one, too, read here.
Hmm... maybe this is why we're not hearing much about Obama on the issues ...