Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Obama and Partial Birth Abortion

Senator Obama reiterates again where he stands regarding the barbaric Partial Birth Abortion.

Obama Statement on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision
CHICAGO, IL- Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement on the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
“Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, it’s never been more important to protect a woman’s right to choose. Last year, the Supreme Court decided by a vote of 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, and in doing so undermined an important principle of Roe v. Wade: that we must always protect women’s health. With one more vacancy on the Supreme Court, we could be looking at a majority hostile to a women’s fundamental right to choose for the first time since Roe v. Wade. The next president may be asked to nominate that Supreme Court justice. That is what is at stake in this election.”

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Where Do The Candidates Stand On Partial Birth Abortion?
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Hillary Clinton

Voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

“[Gonzales v. Carhart*] marks a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that upheld a woman’s right to choose...”

Barack Obama

“I am extremely concerned that [Gonzales v.Carhart*] will embolden state legislatures to enact further measures to restrict a woman’s right to choose, and that the conservative Supreme Court justices will look for other opportunities to erode Roe v. Wade.”

John Edwards

Voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

“I could not disagree more strongly with today’s [Gonzales v. Carhart*] a stark reminder of why Democrats cannot afford to lose the 2008 election.”

Rudy Giuliani

“I support the ban on partial-birth abortion...but ultimately I think when you come down to that choice, you have to respect a woman’s right to make that choice differently than my conscience.”

Fred Thompson

Voted for the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

“The Supreme Court was absolutely right in the… [Gonzales v. Carhart*] partial-birth abortion decision. The very idea that we could even have a debate over whether or not that atrocious activity should be allowable is very unfortunate...”

Mitt Romney

“[The] Court [in Gonzales v. Carhart*] reaffirmed the value of life in America by upholding a ban on a practice that offends basic human decency. [It] represents a step forward in protecting the weakest and most innocent among us.”

John McCain

Voted for the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling [in Gonzales v. Carhart*] is a victory for those who cherish the sanctity of human life.”

Mike Huckabee

Signed the Arkansas Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act into law.

“I applaud the Court’s action [in Gonzales v. Carhart*], which also sends a strong reminder that we must stay vigilant in our cause to protect those who cannot protect themselves.”


Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)

Here is part of it:

A moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion--an abortion in which a physician deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living, unborn child's body until either the entire baby's head is outside the body of the mother, or any part of the baby's trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother and only the head remains inside the womb, for the purpose of performing an overt act (usually the puncturing of the back of the child's skull and removing the baby's brains) that the person knows will kill the partially delivered infant, performs this act, and then completes delivery of the dead infant--is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.

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