Video: Born-alive survivor scolds Obama on vote protecting infanticide
posted at 7:14 am on September 16, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
A new pro-life group comes out swinging today, and it chose a powerful spokeswoman for their cause. Gianna Jesson survived a saline abortion 31 years ago, and has fought to stop the barbaric practice of leaving such living infants to die by abortionists unwilling to face the failure of their procedure. Jesson testified in 2001-2 to get Congress to pass the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, and now she joins Born Alive Truth to point the finger at the only current member of the Senate to have voted against such a bill:
In this powerful ad sponsored by BornAliveTruth.org, abortion survivor Gianna Jesson questions Barack Obama for his active opposition as state senator to IL’s Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
Born Alive was introduced to stop IL hospitals from leaving babies who survived their abortions in soiled utility rooms to die. …
Born Alive passed on the federal level overwhelmingly. The abortion group NARAL even expressed neutrality on the bill, which passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate 98-0.
Barack Obama is such an abortion extremist, he has positioned himself to the left of the entire U.S. Senate and NARAL.
If it were up to Obama, Gianna would not be here today.
We have covered Obama’s track record on infanticide in several posts:
- Infanticide, revisited
- Yes, we can … elect a guy who votes for infanticide
- There are a lot of things above Obama’s “pay grade”
- Team Obama acknowledges infanticide lie
- Obama camp: He only voted against that born-alive abortion bill because it might actually have an effect
- Obama’s support for infanticide breaks into mainstream media
- Obama: Bill unnecessarily burdened doctors with … babies; Update: AOL Hot Seat poll added
- McCarthy: Obama’s moral failing on infanticide
Make no mistake about this. Obama voted four times to protect this barbaric practice, even after hearing direct testimony from a witness about how babies were left to die from neglect after surviving their abortion. Obama worried more about the burden on the abortionists than he did about the child.
Gianna Jesson shows how heartless and cold those four votes were, and is a living reminder of the countless children that Obama failed to protect — and who aren’t around to make this commercial because of Obama’s success in killing the Illinois bill that would have saved their lives.
Update: Jesson appeared on Hannity & Colmes last night: