Obama’s Healthcare Hypocrisy
by Trevor Thomas
October 8, 2008
So, Barack Obama, as he stated in his second debate with John McCain, thinks that healthcare is a “right for every American.” John McCain should have taken the opportunity and clarified that Senator Obama sees healthcare as a “right” for only those Americans who were not born alive during a botched abortion. The hypocrisy here is almost too much to bear.
As I pointed out in a previous column, it has been clearly
demonstrated that Obama, while a member of the
In 2000 the original BAIPA was passed by the U.S. House by a vote of 380 to 15. This occurred in spite of opposition by the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL). Even staunch pro-abortion leaders, such as Jerrold Nadler, ignored the NARAL position and supported BAIPA. This version of BAIPA was later killed in the Senate by an objection to unanimous consent.
In 2001 the
Obama finally, and “boldly,” voted
“present” on the bill, which had the same effect as voting “no.” The bill
In 2002 a “neutrality clause” was added to the federal BAIPA. This clause basically said that, as far as federal law was concerned, legal protection could not be construed upon a human being prior to being “born alive.” This effectively protected Roe. The bill unanimously passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Bush in 2002.
Obama is on the record saying that
he would have supported the
However, in 2003 the exact
language of the federal neutrality clause was added to the
In attempting to blunt the
extremism of his abortion record, Obama has stated time and again that the lack
of a neutrality clause was all that was preventing him from supporting the
Whatever moral causes (such as “universal healthcare”) Senator Obama chooses to champion, nothing compares to the helplessness of a newborn child. Obama’s unwillingness to stand for these, along with his attempted deception in the matter, should give any voter great pause.
Copyright 2008, Trevor Grant Thomas