Editor:After reading Bill Rudick's column in the Sept 18 issue of the Solanco Sun Ledger, I think he is either not well informed or being disingenuous.

As I understand it, a hospital in Illinois was inducing labor in the second and third trimester using drugs that cause violent contractions. This resulted in the baby being born dead. In 15 to 20 percent of the cases the baby would survive and be left to die outside the womb. The Attorney General said nothing could be done under current law so the problem was taken to the State Legislature. A bill was prepared to protect babies that survived an abortion. Obama was the only state senator to speak against the bill and when the vote was taken he voted "present", which is a "no". This is quite different than that which Mr. Rudick presented.

George Clineff Little Britain Township

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