In 2004, when Barack Obama was running for the US Senate, his wife, Michelle, sent out a fundraising letter that stated the following:
“”We have all been concerned lately with the rise of conservativism in this country, especially as it relates to women. … with no provision to protect the health of the mother, this ban on a legitimate medical procedure (partial birth abortion) is clearly unconstitutional and must be overturned” (Source)
Let’s take a quick look at what the “Partial Birth Abortion” procedure is that the Supreme Court banned in their ruling:
The bill bans “partial-birth abortion,” and it legally defines a partial-birth abortion as any abortion in which the baby is delivered “past the baby’s navel . . . outside the body of the mother,” OR “in the case of head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother,” Before being killed.
The bill would allow the method if it was ever necessary to save a mother’s life. Specifically it states:
“Any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both. This subsection does not apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself. This subsection takes effect 1 day after the enactment.”
(Please go HERE to read why anyone who is truly pro-life should not accept that it’s ok to kill the baby to save the mother)
Now the statistics:
- 1% of abortions occur because of rape or incest
- 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems (most common is finding out the baby has Down Syndrome … please click HERE to read my earlier post about this)
- 93% of all abortions are for social reasons (child unwanted/inconvenient
- 52% of abortions occur before the 9th week of pregnancy
- 25% of abortions occur between the 11th and 12th week
- 6% of abortions occur between the 13th and 15th week
- 4% of abortions occur between the 16th and 20th week
- 1% of abortions occur after the 20th week of pregnancy (that represents 16,450 babies) (Source)
Michelle Obama was wrong in her assertion that the ban on Partial Birth Abortion does not make an exception for the “life of the mother”, which it clearly does. Regardless of her inability to read and understand this particular law, her blatant disregard for the lives of the smallest among us is sickening to me. As a mom, I especially do not understand how anyone who has held their own sweet baby in their arms could support this infanticide (the law specifically refers to partial birth abortion as a form of infanticide).
Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised at Mrs. Obama’s position on abortion, since it is her husband that so adamantly fought against protecting the lives of babies who are “born alive” during an abortion procedure. Sen. Obama says that it causes undue stress on the mother to allow these babies to live (read his fight against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act).
Moving the Obamas into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue will have dire and deadly consequences.
Fighting for the Little Ones …