Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Last Night

Last night as Jeff and I sat watching Hillary Clinton give her speech after Barack Obama won the democratic nomination, I just sat there wishing she had won instead of him. I am not a Hillary fan by any means, but I would have definitely wanted her to win over Obama. Senator Obama has been labeled the most liberal senator ever. Even more liberal than Ted Kennedy. I have a lot of issues with this man. The following article is one of the issues I have with him. Here is a statement made by the Washington Times. You can click on the link underlined to read the whole article...

While in the Illinois state Senate, Mr. Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. This Act addressed cases where, during an abortion procedure, the live infant was actually born. The act would have banned killing the living child." -Washington Times

The Born Alive Infants Procection Act protects babies born alive after an abortion, and also protects them from partial birth abortions. Many states have this law and it states all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted. A nurse in Illionis discovered the unspeakable. "As a nurse at an Illinois hospital in 1999, I discovered babies were being aborted alive and shelved to die in soiled utility rooms. I discovered infanticide. " The bill for protection of infants passed the Illinois legs, but Obama voted against it! " Obama had been the sole senator speaking against Born Alive on the Senate floor in 2001 and 2002 and had single-handedly killed it in a committee he chaired in 2003. In February 2004, Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law stopping doctors from stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls (this is what they do during partial birth abortions). Michelle called partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure". Even Senators Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry saw that a baby born alive was a living being, and they voted for the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Obama was the only U.S. Senator who voted against it. That is beyond horrible to me. How can someone who claims to be a humanitarian have these kind of views?

Senator Obama recently said after speculating if one of his daughters became pregnant that, “…if they made a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” Punished? He views a child as punishment? Of course he never mentions adoption, just abortion as the only alternative. As the mother of an adopted daughter, his comment is extremely upsetting. If Evie's birthmom had taken his stance, my daughter would just be another abortion statistic. I look at the beautiful face of my daughter and am so thankful that her birthmom chose life for her. I just pray for this country. I pray that Barack Obama would change his views on this. If he becomes president, the "change" he will bring about is not what I would consider to be good change. Children like Evie will not see the light of day and get a chance at life if our country adopts his views.


Jules said...

Oh Jen, a very moving post. Down here we get snippets of the canditates and there's never been any mention of anything like this. I don't know whether to cry or scream that a country such as America that at one time was such a strong Christian nation has citizens that condone such practices.

I read just the other day that there is now evidence that babies can feel from very early days in the womb and that this 'may' have implications for abortion. Duh! The fact that babies are human from the moment of conception should have implications for abortion.

Like you I rejoice that Evie's mother chose life not death for her. I wish others could do the same.

Jen said...

Thanks so much for your comments Jules. I was beginning to think I had seriously offended people since no one replied! I wouldn't have wanted to change what I wrote though, because I want people to know the truth. It is so sad that many people don't see a child in the womb as a living being, a person. They can feel pain, and have a beating heart at 5 weeks of age. I hope and pray that one day people in this country and around the world will see that a baby is a baby at conception, not just after birth. Anyways, thanks Jules!

Jules said...

I've been having difficulties commenting otherwise I would have replied sooner (silly me spelt my username wrong!). This is something that it going to offend some people but it's also one of those things that you have to take a stand on. It's not about 'rights' (although isn't it funny how eveyone talks about the rights of the mother but ignores the rights of the child?): it's about what is right and what is wrong - morality. Obama has been portrayed as a 'good church-going guy' down here - I was shocked to read your blog and the article in 'The Washington Times'. How can anyone read what happens to these innocent children and not be affected? Not be repulsed? It's murder and I believe that no situation whatsoever justifies such a practice.

I had friends that used to speak out quite strongly against abortion. She fell pregnant with their third child and was advised to abort it because of supposedly health defects in the child. Despite warnings of dire consequences she gave birth to that child (a little girl) and apart from missing one arm that child is perfect. In fact, she has an incredible brain for someone whom the doctors predicted would have little or no functioning brain!

Sadly, even some Christians think that abortion is justified if the parents can't care for the child, don't want it, or there are health problems.