Obama Facing Attacks from All Sides Over Abortion Record

David Freddoso, author of the New York Times bestseller The Case Against Barack Obama, comments on the New York Sun article, “Obama Facing Attacks from All Sides”:

"His campaign yesterday acknowledged that he had voted against an identical bill in the state Senate, and a spokesman, Hari Sevugan, said the senator and other lawmakers had concerns that even as worded, the legislation could have undermined existing Illinois abortion law. Those concerns did not exist for the federal bill, because there is no federal abortion law."

At least he’s finally admitting part of the truth, but this explanation doesn’t work either. Obama had said that he would have supported the federal version of the born-alive bill if it had come up in Illinois. And he said it after he had voted to kill the bill in Illinois. Read the whole story of the born alive bill here and in chapter ten of my book.

Is Obama going to apologize now for calling the National Right to Life Committee, and all of us who have been pointing out his extreme and cruel position on this issue, liars?

Here’s why I’m not going to hold my breath: In The Audacity of Hope, he smears all pro-lifers with this passage on page 59:

Most antiabortion activists, for example, have openly discouraged legislative allies from even pursuing those compromise measures that would have significantly reduced the incidence of the procedure popularly known as partial-birth abortion, because the image the procedure evokes in the mind of the public has helped them win converts to their position.

That’s also a lie that goes to the heart of other pro-lifers’ sincerity in their beliefs. He’s never apologized for that one.

David Freddoso is a National Review Online staff reporter and author of The Case Against Barack Obama.