Monday, August 18, 2008

Obama Accuses the National Right to Life Committee of Lying

This came in from Wisconsin Right to Life (there is a very slightly different version posted on the blog with the byline of Barbara Lyons, along with several previously written posts on the topic here) :

Obama Accuses the National Right to Life Committee
of Lying

For immediate release: Monday, August 18, 2008

Last week the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) released documents that proved
that Barack Obama has been blatantly covering up his actions as an Illinois state
senator to actively defeat legislation to protect the lives of born, living, breathing babies
who survive abortion attempts.

The documents included records from the Illinois state legislative committee Obama
chaired that revealed that Obama voted for language clarifying that a Born Alive bill
would not in any way affect Roe v. Wade. But shockingly, Obama turned around and
voted against the amended bill which contained the language he claims to this day
would have made the bill acceptable to him.

"Obama was caught red-handed in his attempt to deceive the American people when
NRLC released these official documents, "said Susan Armacost, Legislative Director for
Wisconsin Right to Life.

Over the weekend, Obama continued the cover-up when he told CBN News
correspondent David Brody that NRLC is lying about his actions on the Illinois Born
Alive bill. Obama said, "I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in,
fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported -- which was to say -- that
you should provide assistance to any infant that was born -- even if it was as a
consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the
state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe v. Wade."

Then Obama attacked NRLC by telling Brody, "So, for people to suggest that
I...somehow in favor of withholding life saving support from an infant born alive is
ridiculous. It defies commonsense and it defies imagination and for people to keep on
pushing this is offensive and it's an example of the kind of politics we have to get
beyond. It's one thing for people to disagree with me about the issue of choice, it's
another thing for people to out and out misrepresent my positions repeatedly, even
after they know that they're wrong."

Douglas Johnson, NRLC Legislative Director, has issued the following challenge to
Obama: "We now challenge Obama to either declare the two 2003 documents to be
forgeries and call for an official investigation, or else apologize for his four years of
misrepresentation on the issue of babies who are born alive during abortions -- and for
calling us liars."

"This issue is not going to go away, " said Armacost. "Obama is still blatantly trying to
cover up his infanticide votes and the American people deserve to know the truth.

Contact: Susan Armacost 414-778-5780 sarmacost@wrtl.org

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris Dickson said...

I wonder....is all this "above his pay grade?" Being president is!

Monday, August 18, 2008 at 4:40:00 PM CDT  
Blogger WICatholic said...

Theologically AND biologically, that baby is a baby human being at conception, until natural death. If HE can't say it...

I could not believe my ears when he said that, Chris! If he was inferring that God is the only one Who can answer that question... He did LONG ago. He knew everyone of us as we were formed in our mothers' wombs, He knows the number of hair on our heads.

Obama had a few other answers that just sounded like 'pleasing the pc people' to me, as well. And he almost said Clarence Thomas didn't have 'enough experience'... but Obama does??

But so many do not really listen to the man's words (he really says nothing, just sounds good) or compares those he does say to his actions.... sadly.

God bless, Chris! Glad you stopped in!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 8:04:00 AM CDT  

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