Senator Obama's free-for-all position on abortion is disgraceful. Lucky for him, abortion has yet to be a real issue during this election. That's too bad for the rest of us since his position on abortion is so extreme that it would probably even sway voters who do not see abortion as a real issue away from him.(See note below)
Take this video using Obama's Own stated position on abortion against him:
Then there is this hard to understand cruel position he took while an Illinois State Senator:
When Obama was in the Illinois Senate, the Born Alive Infants bill came up three successive years.In 2001, three bills were proposed to help babies who survived induced labor abortions. One, like the federal Born Alive Infants bill, simply said a living "homo sapiens" wholly emerged from his mother should be treated as a "'person,' 'human being,' 'child' and 'individual.'"On all three bills, Obama voted "present," effectively the same as a "no." Defining "a pre-viable fetus" that survived an abortion as a "person" or "child," he argued, "would essentially bar abortions, because the Equal Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute."
In 2002, Obama voted "no" on the bill. - Human Events
John McCain's VP pick Sarah Palin has started to talk about the abortion issue. It is about time this be discussed. As I discuss in earlier posts linked below, I think if people were a little more responsible in practicing safe birth control, there would be so many less unwanted pregnancies that this country would have to deal with and this issue would not be such a divisive one as it is now.
Abortion Anniversary Reading Roundup - 23 Jan 2006
Minors, the Death Penalty and Abortion - 29 Nov 2005
Do we really want to Force Liberals to have more children? The Abortion Issue. - FFI
Note: I myself think that abortion should be legal but that politicians should do much more than to teach women about their right to abort a baby while doing nothing to teach then how not to get pregnant in the first place. I guess being ignorant is a right too, eh? So, I don't want you to have a baby you don't want to take care of. There are just much better ways to avoid getting into that situation...