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RUSH: Now, there is an issue in this campaign that is not going to go away. It is an issue that the Democrats and Obama are not going to be able to sweep aside. It is very simply his thrice support, three times voting to support, killing babies who survived abortions. It ain’t going to go away, as much as the Democrats would like for it to. Three different times, Barack Obama has voted — and, by the way, in voting for this, he has said (summarized), ‘Ah, look, there wasn’t any provision in there to protect the sanctity of Roe v. Wade, and I’m not going to sign anything here that allows Roe v. Wade to be chipped away at.’ Well, finally that exact provision was put in legislation, both federal and in Illinois when he was in the State Senate there, and he still voted against.

It was called the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. It’s the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, and he votes against it three times. The real reason he voted against it is simply to make sure to lay the proper groundwork for a future in politics by not ever going against the left wing on the subject of abortion. You cannot anger, if you have higher aspirations than state senator, the NAGs. You cannot anger the NARAL people. You can’t anger any of these leftist activist groups — and the real reason, ladies and gentlemen, that he opposed this bill had nothing to do with that provision. I don’t believe for a minute because even when he got the provision, it didn’t change his vote. I don’t think that provision mattered. I think the way he was instructed on this, is, ‘Look, the woman wants an abortion. Okay, so the abortion doctor botches it, and the baby lives. Well, that’s not what the woman wants! So we gotta kill the baby.’ That’s the reason he supported it. Pure and simple. His own words give testament. There is audio that has surfaced, and I have a little bit of a clip here. From April of 2002, the Illinois state Senate, this is 17 seconds of Barack Obama debating the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

OBAMA: …and that, essentially, adding an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion…

RUSH: You understand this, do I need to translate this for anybody? Okay, when he says, ‘and that, essentially, adding an additional doctor who then has to be called in … to … make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion,’ what he’s saying is the abortionist blows it; he doesn’t want another doctor brought in, one who is familiar with living babies, because that would ‘burden the original decision’ of the mother. Forget Roe v. Wade for a second. Think infanticide. Think the willingness to kill something that is alive. Barack Obama votes for it three times and then tells people it’s ’cause it doesn’t have a provision to protect Roe v. Wade. Here’s a full transcript of what he said:

‘As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure that [the abortion], in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if this fetus, or child — however way you want to describe it — is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s nonviable but there’s, let’s say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead, that, in fact, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved.’ He didn’t want any of that to happen, because the original decision was abortion. Now, he’s not going to be able to run from this. After all of this, and he has been called on this countless number of times. He then accuses the people who are pointing this out of lying. Last Saturday night, Lake Forest, California, after the Saddlesore Civil Forum, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody interviewed Obama, and he said: ‘Real quick, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. They’re basically saying you felt like you misrepresented your position on that bill.’

OBAMA: [H]ere’s a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported — which was to say — that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born, uh, even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe v. Wade. By the way, we also had a bill, uh, a law already in place in Illinois that insured lifesaving treatment was given to infants. So for people to suggest that I and the Illinois Medical Society, so Illinois doctors were somehow in favor of withholding lifesaving support from an infant born alive is ridiculous.

RUSH: Now, he said this last Saturday night, and he’s lying through his teeth about it, and he’s been caught, and the campaign has admitted that he lied. After they admitted that he lied, they then went after the critics again for getting so personal and being so mean. So here’s Obama at the Rick Warren forum talking about the whole concept of when in your opinion, Senator, does a baby get human rights.

OBAMA: Well (sigh). You know, I — I, eh, er — I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or, uh, a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, uhhhh, you know, is above my pay grade. The fact is — is that, uh, although we’ve had a president who is opposed to abortion over the last eight years, abortions have not gone down.

RUSH: Yes, they have, but every time I hear this… You know, Chris Matthews talks about the ‘tingle he gets up his leg’ when he listens to Obama? I get a chill up my spine. He cannot give a number, an age, any age at which point a baby gets human rights? That’s above his pay grade? Let’s listen to him in the Illinois Senate in April 2002. Once again, debating the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.

OBAMA: …and that, essentially, adding an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion…

RUSH: Let me translate this for you: Let’s trust the guy who just botched the abortion to determine whether or not he actually did botch the abortion, and that’s it. If a baby comes out and it’s alive, Barack Obama thought it too damn burdensome to have another doctor — somebody used to dealing with live babies — check to see if the baby was viable. The transcripts have been found. If you want to read this in great detail, Erick Erickson at RedState.com has put this together in a timeline here that is easily understandable. This is shocking. This is as radical a position on abortion as anybody can take. It’s as radical as any candidate for the presidency has ever taken on this issue. There is no remorse from The Messiah; there is only the slashing criticism of his critics for pointing out the truth, which his campaign had to admit that he had lied about. Nobody is lying about Obama when it comes to this.

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