The Borer family is leaving on Tuesday for a short getaway. Since I’m to be away from my blogging headquarters for a couple of days, I thought I’d pen a quick zinger, just for good measure. I know you’ll all miss me. And yes, it is political.
“In 2000, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) was first introduced in Congress. This was a two-paragraph bill intended to clarify that any baby who is entirely expelled from his or her mother, and who shows any signs of life, is to be regarded as a legal “person” for all federal law purposes, whether or not the baby was born during an attempted abortion.”
In other words, a bill was introduced to protect babies who are born alive after botched abortions from being left to die in hospital soiled linen rooms, on cold metal trays, or in the trash.
“Meanwhile, Barack Obama, as a member of the Illinois State Senate, actively opposed a state version of the BAIPA during three successive regular legislative sessions.” Yes, Senator Obama killed a bill that even the most pro-abortion, liberal Democrats in Congress actively supported. I guess even they could see the atrocity of letting a tiny baby die slowly and alone. (Athough the implications of that in itself are rather puzzling. What a difference a couple of inches makes to some in the pro-abortion camp!)
Obama said he did so b/c the state bill was modeled after the federal bill, which didn’t have a neutrality clause that protected Roe v. Wade. (By all means, we must not touch Roe. Trample on the Constitution if you like, but leave Roe alone!) The focus of the article I am excerpting is that Obama said this when it was not at all true. The state bill he killed did, in fact, have a neutrality clause, and that his claims otherwise are outright lies. It proves that Obama does not support the BAIPA bill and that he never did, no matter what reasons he cited.
Why am I writing about this, you ask? Obama is pro-abortion. We all know that. What’s this have to do with the price of potatoes? I propose that for Obama to just come out and say that he opposes a bill to protect infants from being left to die on its own merit would sicken even the most liberal among us, and render him unelectable. No one would elect a politician who supports infanticide, after all.
All Obama has to do until November is keep mum and be as vague about this issue as he is about all the other issues (offshore drilling, perhaps?) until he is elected president. (God forbid.) Then he’ll be able to show his true colors. And then we’re really in for it.
What scares me is that it’s August 11th of an election year, and we really have no idea why Obama believes what he believes. He is walking such a tightrope right now, and many don’t really seem to care. All they hear is the lofty rhetoric about “change”. Trust me, if all of Obama’s policy is based on the morals (or lack, thereof) he has shown regarding the BAIPA bill, then I can live without such change.