In 2008 Catholics, by a margin of 54 percent voted for Barack Hussein Obama for President of the United States. To me, this was one of the most striking statistics that came from this monumental election because this President has a history of supporting laws and practices that allow and indeed promote the killing of innocent babies in and out of their mothers’ wombs via various abortion methods.
There is documented evidence that Barack Obama in 2003, while in the Illinois State Senate and as the Chairman of the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Committee, did not support the “Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act” ( BAIPA - SB 1082 ). This Illinois Senate Bill would have protected any infant who “survived” a “failed” abortion. In other words, an abortion which failed to kill the baby in question and the baby was “born alive”. These living, breathing babies, after these “failed” abortions were left to die alone in trays or sinks or otherwise just dumped without being provided any food or water or comfort from another human being. The text of the Illinois Senate Bill 1082 – BAIPA is as follows:
“(a) In determining the meaning of any statute or of any rule, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative agencies of this State, the words “person”, “human being”, “child”, and “individual” shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development.
(b) As used in this Section, the term “born alive”, with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.
(c) A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law.”
Senator Obama did not support this bill which would have treated these babies as the actual human beings that they are – not like pieces of tissue that should be thrown away or left to rot in a sink. Barack Obama has not stood up for these innocents when he has had the chances. How can we trust him to ever do the right thing for the rest of us or for America?
Plainly and simply put - President Obama supports abortions in any form and especially those funded by taxpayer money, whether these attacks on human life “work” as intended or they “fail”.
This President supports abortions on a grand scale. These include the Intact D&X, or “Partial Birth Abortion”. This first involves administration of medications to cause the cervix to dilate. Next, the fetus is rotated to a footling breech position. The body of the fetus is then drawn out of the uterus feet first, until only the head remains inside the uterus. Then, an instrument is used to puncture the base of the skull, which collapses the fetal head. Typically, the contents of the fetal head are then partially suctioned out. This results in the death of the fetus, and reduces the sizes of the fetal head enough to allow it to pass through the cervix. The dead but otherwise intact fetus is then removed from the woman’s body.
The above procedure is done as a way to destroy the infant without it being legally called a murder because the baby is “terminated” within the mother’s womb.
President Obama is not the only one in his circle of friends and associates who fully support abortions. Just look at the people he has placed in his Administration. Pro-Abortionists abound in his Administration. From his original Chief of Staff to his Secretary of State, to his Supreme Court and other Court nominees, to Justice Department nominees, etc. The list goes on and on. Abortions are part of what these people believe and, unfortunately, this President has the support of the Democrat Party in this unseemly endeavor.
My fellow Christians, many of those in our faith voted for Barack Obama for President in 2008. I pray that God will provide us the wisdom and guidance so that the same mistake is not repeated in 2012 and we vote this President out of office.
Jerry La Mastra
London Grove Township