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August 22, 2008

Obama's Complex, Nuanced, Hopey-Changey Words on Infanticide

"That fetus, or child — however you want to describe it" unfortunately sometimes was "not just coming out limp and dead.”

That's one quote from Obama, although the two parts occur at a couple dozen words from each other.

Andy ("Blaine" from Pretty in Pink) McCarthy continues:

So something had to be done with them. They couldn’t be left out in the open, struggling in the presence of fellow human beings. After all, those fellow human beings — health-care providers — would then be forced to confront the inconvenient question of why they were standing idly by. That would hold a mirror up to the whole grisly business.

Better the utility room. Alone, out of sight and out of mind. Next case.

Stanek’s account enraged the public and shamed into silence most of the country’s staunchest pro-abortion activists. Most, not all. Not Barack Obama.

My friend Hadley Arkes ingeniously argued that legislatures, including Congress, should take up “Born Alive” legislation: laws making explicit what decency already made undeniable: that from the moment of birth — from the moment one is expelled or extracted alive from the birth canal — a human being is entitled to all the protections the law accords to living persons.

Such laws were enacted by overwhelming margins. In the United States Congress, even such pro-abortion activists as Sen. Barbara Boxer went along.

But not Barack Obama. In the Illinois senate, he opposed Born-Alive tooth and nail.

Another must-read, even though by this point it's likely that everyone knows about this (except the MSM, of course -- shhh, don't wake them, it's "Nap Month").

What I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around most is Captain Bullshit's assertion that doctors would be "burdened" by the Born Alive Act, in the sense that being forced to provide care to a born-alive baby somehow complicates and burders their previous decision to induce labor and abort.

Apparently there's some sort of retroactive effect-preceding-cause time-paradox thing going on here, where having to handle a subsequent event unduly "burdens" an action taken ten minutes ago. (Cf. the medical testimony off the psychiatrist in The Terminator, noting that the machine's plan to kill John Connor's mother before he was born was a "kind of retroactive abortion.")

This -- in the estimation of the MSM -- is deep, nuanced, complex thinking of the sort America dearly needs. John McCain's "bullet-point" stupidity on this point -- that effect follows cause, that later-in-time actions cannot possibly affect prior-in-time actions (absent a Flux Capacitor and 1.21 Gigawatts of power, of course) that born-alive babies should be cared for as if they were, in legal jargon, "born-alive babies" -- is just pandering to stupid rubes who can't grasp the subtleties and complexities of warped 11-dimensional spacetime.

CORRECTION: 1.21 Gigawatts of power, not 1.4 as I wrote. I apologize for this factual error.

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