Barack Obama has finally admitted he did support infanticide in the Illinois State Legislature. Naturally, he won’t phrase it that way and naturally the media won’t cover it, but in fact, he has now admitted he supported infanticide.
I have my weekly “RedState Under the Radar” column up at Human Events examining this topic. The column is based on the work we’ve done here at RedState.
After Barack Obama’s dismal failure at Saddleback Community Church this past Saturday, CBN’s David Brody interviewed Obama. Brody asked about the NRLC’s findings. Obama’s response was, “Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying. 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 vs. Wade. By the way, we also had a bill, a law already in place in Illinois that insured life saving treatment was given to infants.”First, as stated above, the Illinois Attorney General noted that Illinois’s law that, in Obama’s words, “insured life saving treatment was given to infants” did not apply when the infant was intended to be aborted.Second, twenty-four hours after accusing the NRLC of lying about his record, Obama now admits the NRLC told the truth. According to the New York Sun, “His campaign yesterday acknowledged that he had voted against an identical bill in the state Senate, and a spokesman, Hari Sevugan, said the senator and other lawmakers had concerns that even as worded, the legislation could have undermined existing Illinois abortion law.”Obama told the Chicago Tribune the law did not have language tracking the federal version that would have guaranteed protections for Roe v. Wade. The NRLC proves conclusively that the legislation did have those protections. Obama declares the NRLC is lying. Yesterday, the Obama campaign changed its story. The NRLC was not lying, it’s just that “even as worded the legislation could have undermined Illinois abortion law.”
Obama really would prefer to see infants literally thrown in trash cans than do anything that might be considered an encroachment on abortion.