Senator Obama is striving to appear more moderate on a number of issues than his voting record permits. One of those issues is abortion/infanticide. As an Illinois senator Obama voted against a bill that would have prohibited facilities performing abortions to let infants which survived the attempt to kill them die from exposure. His vote was, in essence, a vote for infanticide, but his campaign is arguing that Obama voted against the bill only because it lacked certain provisions which would have protected Roe v. Wade.
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air concludes, though, that Obama is not telling the truth about this. Not only did the bill contain the relevant provisions, Morrissey tells us, Obama himself chaired the committee that had them inserted.
Nevertheless, even if this were not so, how does anyone justify voting against a bill that would have protected the lives of babies who would otherwise be left to die from lack of care?RLC