Number one, whenever we define a previable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in the Constitution, what we're really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a - child, a nine-month-old - child that was delivered to term. That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place.
- State Senator Barack Obama, speaking on the floor of the Illinois Senate on March 30, 2001 - the sole speaker in opposition to Illinois' Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
First, a few points to make. What Obama terms a "fetus" is an infant child who has survived the attempt on his life, by any one of several methods falling under the umbrella term, "late term abortion". The bill would not have outlawed these abortions, it merely required that, when an infant survives the procedure, he be given comfort until he dies, rather than shoved, out of sight and perhaps out of mind, on a shelve in a soiled utility closet. This is the man who is running for President with the nod of the Democrats. And make no mistake - he is a merchant of the Culture of Death.
The link above that quote is to a Canadian story in which a father was successfully sued by his 12-year-old daughter for excessive punishment. His crime? He refused permission for her to attend a school field trip after she had disobeyed and put pictures of herself on an Internet dating site.
12 YEARS OLD!
I know this is a Canadian story, but if you think this sort of thing is far behind - now, what was that little to-do in Texas with the FLDS all about?
This sort of dissonance never ceases to amaze and sicken me. On the one hand, we have a presidential candidate who thinks it is OK to murder infants fully born simply because the first attempt on their lives wasn't successful. On the other hand, we have a father found guilty of excessive punishment for trying to protect his daughter from herself. Now, if she hadn't been twelve, is she had only been two months prior to birth, her father still wouldn't have had any say in the matter, but her mother could have taken a little trip south of the border and disposed of the little punishment before she ever got a chance to put her pictures up for all the pedophiles in the world to see.
YIKES! It gets scarier and scarier, doesn't it?