Obama on how abortion and human rights
question is “above his pay grade”.
Obama’s campaign has been taking in water ever since his now infamous “above my pay grade” remark at the Saddleback forum. When I took a hunting class as a young man, we were told that if you see a deer in the woods and you’re not 100% positive that it is a deer and not a person, it is morally wrong to pull the trigger. If Barack Obama is not sure that the unborn have “human rights,” then Obama should err on the side of caution and protect them. If his answer is: “The unborn might have rights – I don’t know for sure,” then he should NOT promote and vote for funding to kill more of them.
Recently Obama accused pro-lifers of “lying about his record”.
Confronted about this on CBN, [Obama] said the pro-life group was lying. But his campaign has now admitted that he had the legislative history wrong. Obama either didn’t know his own record, or was so accustomed to shrouding it in dishonesty that it had become second nature.
Obama has consistently voted in favor of abortion from conception to partial birth abortion. He also supported measures that unsuccessfully aborted babies (babies who “accidentally survived” abortions should also be “terminated”). It gets worse:
In 2007, Obama told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that the Freedom of Choice Act would be the first piece of legislation that he would sign as president. The act would not only codify Roe v. Wade, but wipe out all current federal, state and local restrictions on abortion that pass muster under Roe, including the Hyde Amendment prohibiting federal funding of abortion. This is not the legislative priority of a man keenly attuned to the moral implications of abortion.
At Saddleback, Obama said determining when a baby gets rights is “above his pay grade.” Leave aside that presidents usually have an opinion about who deserves legal rights. If Obama is willing to permit any abortions in any circumstances, he’d better possess an absolute certainty about the absolute moral nullity of the fetus.
Barack Obama is a great enemy to human rights because he opposes the fundamental bedrock of human rights – the right to life.
Read full story over at the Washington Post: Rich Lowry’s “Obama Lying over his Abortion Record”.