Life in the Time of Obama by Anne Conlon on National Review Online

The advent of the Obama administration brings a familiar darkness back to Washington. As it was with Bill Clinton, it seems that abortion will be the only ground over which our new leader will not negotiate. He promised as much at a Planned Parenthood function last year, and there’s no reason not to take him at his word. Abortion is, in fact, the only issue Obama has a record on. And while the press hasn’t trumpeted it, attention was paid after his careless “above my pay grade” dismissal of Rick Warren’s question about when “a baby gets human rights”—enough so that no responsible voter could claim ignorance of Obama’s history of abortion extremism.

Why is there such need to extinguish all significance from the abortion act? A need so compelling that Obama would acquiesce in outright infanticide rather than support legislation—proposed in 2003 in the Illinois State Senate, of which he was then a member—to protect the lives of babies who survived bungled abortions? Obama, who gathered a winning coalition under the banner of “change we can believe in,” said “No” to this proposition a year after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed virtually identical legislation. Rescinding the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (along with all other state and federal abortion regulations) is the kind of change Obama believes in.

via Life in the Time of Obama by Anne Conlon on National Review Online.

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3 Responses to “Life in the Time of Obama by Anne Conlon on National Review Online”

  1. jimgetz Says:

    First!

    But seriously… I’m not quite sure that Anne Conlon is living in the realm of reality. I don’t know how one can speak of the new administration “brings a familiar darkness back to Washington” when it’s already sought to shut down Gitmo, enforce a ban on torture and bring back back the rule of law in its first 72 hours. Granted, Anne wrote this on Wednesday; but there’s a “boy that cried wolf” issue here that shouldn’t be missed.

    • holmegm Says:

      Any second thoughts about this?

      After all, what we actually got with Obama is pro-abortion *and* Gitmo.

    • holmegm Says:

      Still no second thoughts?

      The *actual* Obama gave us more abortion, more Gitmo, and drones … still not seeing the amazing wonderfulness that justifies the pro-abortion stuff (as though anything could).

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