Newly obtained documents prove that in 2003, Barack Obama, as chairman of an IL state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion.
Here is a copy of the committee roll call vote:
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The right hand column shows the roll call by which Obama and his Democratic colleagues then killed the amended bill – the bill that was virtually identical to the federal law that Obama, starting in 2004, claimed he would have supported if he’d had the opportunity.
(Jill Stanek and NLRC)
Barack Obama killed a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have protected liveborn babies after they survived an abortion.
Again, Obama killed the bill.
Since that time he has frequently misrepresented himself on this issue.
Jill Stanek reported on this gruesome news, via Michelle Malkin:
In 2000, the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act was first introduced in Congress. This was a two-paragraph bill intended to clarify that any baby who is entirely expelled from his or her mother, and who shows any signs of life, is to be regarded as a legal “person” for all federal law purposes, whether or not the baby was born during an attempted abortion…
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Barack Obama, as a member of the IL State Senate, actively opposed a state version of this bill during three successive regular legislative sessions…
The bill that Chairman Obama killed, as amended, was virtually identical to the federal law (that passed 98-0 in the US Senate); the only remaining differences were on minor points of bill-drafting style… The uncovering of the Senate Committee Action Report and the contemporary Associated Press report shed new light on Senator Obama’s four-year effort to cover up his real record of refusing to protect live-born survivors of abortion.
It’s even worse that he has been lying about this since 2004.