It was recently raised as a matter of concern that Obama, while he was a senator in Illinois, voted in 2001, 2002 and in 2003, against the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act”. Newt Gingrich raised this during a debate on Ash Wednesday.
Newt Gingrich is of the opinion that by voting against the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act”, Obama was effectively voting to legalise infanticide. Under current Illinois laws, if a baby is born alive, after an attempted abortion, and the doctor believes that there is no ‘sustainable survivability’, the doctor may kill it or just simply leave the baby unattended to die. Effectively the doctor can treat the newborn baby like medical waste.
The purpose of the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act” was to get these babies recognised as human persons the moment they are born and, in doing so, to provide them with the same legal protection that all human persons enjoy. This would as a result make it illegal for doctors to either kill the baby after birth, or to refuse to treat the baby.
You know what I think? The world is going mad! Who in his or her right mind would not consider a baby, who has been born alive, to be a human person? Who would not want to treat and protect that little baby? What kind of person would actually vote, not once, not twice, but three times, in favour of protecting the doctors who kill, instead of in favour of protecting the innocent little new born babies?
There can be no doubt whatsoever, that you have got be a very, very sick man, to vote like Obama did, on three separate occasions! I am sure that even the fictional character, Dr Hannibal Lecter, the murdering cannibal, from the movie the Silence of the Lambs, would have been more humane and would have voted to protect the babies!
Obama clearly has some extremely frightening views. When he was challenged about his position on the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act”, he argued that a baby is not a human person until the baby has achieved a viable age. What? Obama, you clearly need some basic concepts clarified. I challenge you to go down to one of the maternity wards at a hospital and tell a mother, face to face, that her premature baby is not a human person! I guarantee that you would soon have no doubt whatsoever of when a baby becomes a human person. (You may however find it safer to climb into a cage full of hungry lions, than risk telling mothers there newborn babies are not human persons!)
The sad thing about this is the fact that Obama is not alone in his views. He was elected the president of the USA. Clearly many other people must feel the same way that he does on this subject, if he managed to win the US presidential election, despite his abhorrent views in this regard. We have to remain alert and not be afraid to speak out, and never be fooled that anything is to minor to warrant your prayers and active resistance.
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In closing, I must add that this news now leaves me a lot less surprised at the Obama administrations implementation of the HHS mandate. Obama is clearly intent on promoting a Culture of Death and is steadily working towards the achievement of that objective. Sadly, he is not alone in his focus on the achievement of this objective!
PS: By the way, the HHS mandate is the mandate, which, if you are a South African Catholic, you will to date not have read about it in our only Catholic newspaper – The Southern Cross. Despite appeals that Catholics be informed about the HHS mandate, the newspaper has not published one single article to date. No, I assure you, there is far more chance of you reading about what the Holy Father may have done wrong or about some scandal involving the Vatican, than you have of reading anything that relates in anyway to upholding and defending the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church on the subject of contraception.