"Didn't [Barack] Obama even support partial birth abortion?"
President Barack Obama did support partial birth abortion. President Obama attributed his
opposition to banning partial birth abortion to the lack of exception for protecting the health of the
mothers in the legislation that would have banned the partial birth abortion.
While President Obama's desire to protect the health of the mother may appear logical and
noble on the surface, it suffers in reality from two flaws.
Firstly, partial birth abortions are particularly gruesome procedures (see
Abortion Is Murder)*
that are neither needed nor aimed at protecting the health of the mother.
Secondly, "health" is a relatively general term that includes the patient's mental
health, as well as emotional
health. Therefore, such an exception would have allowed mothers and abortionists to circumvent the law
by claiming that the mothers had even mild cases of depression.
President Obama is not stupid and knew perfectly well that such an exception would
have de-clawed the law and allowed partial birth abortions to continue, which is
what he wanted. After all, he is even pro-Born
Alive Abortions and
babies to sexually transmitted disease.
* The abortionist pulls the baby into
breach position (feet first) and sequentially pulls out the baby's legs and
arms, leaving only the head inside the mother while the rest of the
baby's body is outside of the mother and even moving around. The abortionist then
reaches in with a pair of scissors and cuts a hole in the back of the
baby's neck, and then sticks a suction tube into the hole. When the suction machine is
turned on, the baby's brain is sucked out, crushing the skull, at which point
the now dead baby can be removed with ease. "Partial birth abortion" is a fancy
name for heinous Baby