Two weeks ago, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) produced a one-minute TV spot declaring their vindication on their research into Barack Obama’s record on infanticide, which Obama had called “lies”. Unfortunately, the ad got pulled within a few hours, thanks to a scrap with CBN over the use of a clip from David Brody’s interview with Obama. Today, they have launched a new version of the ad, and are still waiting for an apology from Obama:
The NRLC uncovered documentation that refuted Obama’s contention that he voted against SB1082, the Illinois version of the Born Again Infant Protection Act because it didn’t have the same “neutrality clause” of the federal BAIPA that protected abortionists. When David Brody confronted Obama about it, he called the NRLC liars — but later had to admit they were correct. Fact Check confirmed this in August.
Barack Obama owes the NRLC an apology for calling them liars, and he owes the American people an explanation of why he really opposed this bill. It would have prevented no abortions, but would have required doctors to provide normal care for infants born alive after surviving an abortion. Obama pretends that existing law already required this, but he knows that’s a lie as well. The Attorney General told the legislature that the law didn’t prevent this from happening, and that the legislature needed to make the law more clear. That’s why the legislature considered this bill on three separate occasions. Obama voted against it all three times, and killed it in his committee in 2003.
Will he apologize? Will he explain himself? I sincerely doubt it, and as long as the debate moderators don’t ask questions about it, most voters will probably never hear about it. You can read more about this on the NRLC’s website, or in my previous posts on the subject:
- 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
- Obama’s ad lies about infanticide vote