Obama On Abortion

“Reproductive care is at the center and at the heart of the plan I propose.”  @ 1:17

You have to be familiar with pro-choice lingo, then you easily recognize the terms Obama use to talk about abortion without using the word Abortion. Abortion is replaced with the terms “reproductive rights”, “reproductive care”,  “Basic Care” and “essential benefit” have been used by groups like Planned Parenthood.

While the word “abortion” may not appear in either of the health care bills, the term “essential benefit” is and will likely be interpreted by the courts to mandate abortion coverage as illustrated by past administrative and legal interpretation. An amendment was offered by democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) to allow for subsidized reproductive care under the House health care reform plan. The amendment will result in “the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade,” is unlikely to be removed from the final bill.

Obama Record on Abortion

  • No litmus test; nominate to Court based on their fairness. (Oct 2008)
  • 1990: Wrote law article that that fetus cannot sue mother. (Aug 2008)
  • FactCheck: Abortions HAVE gone down under Pres. Bush. (Aug 2008)
  • 1997: opposed bill preventing partial-birth abortion. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposed legislation protecting born-alive failed abortions. (Aug 2008)
  • Ok for state to restrict late-term partial birth abortion. (Apr 2008)
  • We can find common ground between pro-choice and pro-life. (Apr 2008)
  • Undecided on whether life begins at conception. (Apr 2008)
  • Teach teens about abstinence and also about contraception. (Apr 2008)
  • GovWatch: Obama’s “present” votes were a requested strategy. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand access to contraception; reduce unintended pregnancy. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
  • Stem cells hold promise to cure 70 major diseases. (Aug 2007)
  • Trust women to make own decisions on partial-birth abortion. (Apr 2007)
  • Extend presumption of good faith to abortion protesters. (Oct 2006)
  • Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism. (Oct 2006)
  • Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive. (Oct 2004)
  • Pass the Stem Cell Research Bill. (Jun 2004)
  • Protect a woman’s right to choose. (May 2004)

    Voting Record

  • Opposed born-alive treatment law because it was already law. (Oct 2008)
  • Supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill providing contraceptives for low-income women. (May 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Emptysuit Related Links
Obama Lies About Abortion Funding in Healthcare Bill
Obama’s Science Czar Considered Forced Abortions
Obama’s Health Care Plan
Obama Stem Cell Policy ?

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    • J. McNab
    • August 21st, 2009

    Obama has been pushing this for years. Thata why he is trying so hard to get this past. He just lied to some ministers about this bill.

    • emptysuit
    • August 25th, 2009

    J. McNab, part of the democratic agenda. Thanks, don’t be a stranger.

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