Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One Thing Matters

One thing that drives me nuts is when someone looks you in the eye and outright LIES to you. Have you ever had one of your children smack another one of your children RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU and when you spaz out and ask the first child, "Why did you do that???" they look you right in the eye and say something like, "Do what?" or say (before you even say anything) "I didn't do it!".

(WARNING! I am not a clinical psychologist. I don't know any of this for a fact. I'm just spouting my observations as a human being...)

I think human beings are absolutely programmed to self protect and keep themselves out of emotional and physical trouble. I think as we get older, we realize that our little lies are so transparent that , as much as we'd even like to convince ourselves, we really need to do the right thing and tell the truth.

Because we have grown UP.

Because we have grown WISER (thanks be to GOD!).

Because WISE people, who want to be treated as they treat others, KNOW better!

Barack Obama heard this testimony...

"One night, a nursing co-worker was taking an aborted Down's Syndrome baby who was born alive to our Soiled Utility Room because his parents did not want to hold him, and she did not have time to hold him. I could not bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone in a Soiled Utility Room, so I cradled and rocked him for the 45 minutes that he lived. He was 21 to 22 weeks old, weighed about 1/2 pound, and was about 10 inches long. He was too weak to move very much, expending any energy he had trying to breathe. Toward the end he was so quiet that I couldn't tell if he was still alive unless I held him up to the light to see if his heart was still beating through his chest wall. After he was pronounced dead, we folded his little arms across his chest, wrapped him in a tiny shroud, and carried him to the hospital morgue where all of our dead patients are taken.
Other co-workers have told me many upsetting stories about live aborted babies whom they have cared for. I was told about an aborted baby who was supposed to have Spina bifida but was delivered with an intact spine. Another nurse is haunted by the memory of an aborted baby who came out weighing much more than expected ~ almost two pounds. She is haunted because she doesn't know if she made a mistake by not getting that baby medical help. A Support Associate told me about a live aborted baby who was left to die on the counter of the Soiled Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel. This baby was accidentally thrown into the garbage, and when they later were going through the trash to find the baby, the baby fell out of the towel and on to the floor.
I was recently told about a situation by a nurse who said, "I can't stop thinking about it." She had a patient who was 23+ weeks pregnant, and it did not look as if her baby would be able to continue to live inside of her. The baby was healthy and had up to a 39% chance of survival, according to national statistics. But the patient chose to abort. The baby was born alive. If the mother had wanted everything done for her baby, there would have been a neonatologist, pediatric resident, neonatal nurse, and respiratory therapist present for the delivery, and the baby would have been taken to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for specialized care. Instead, the only personnel present for this delivery were an obstetrical resident and my co-worker. After delivery the baby, who showed early signs of thriving, was merely wrapped in a blanket and kept in the Labor & Delivery Department until she died 2-1/2 hours later.
Something is very wrong with a legal system that says doctors are mandated to pronounce babies dead but are not mandated to assess babies for life and chances of survival. In other words, our laws currently say that babies have no rights to medical oversight until they are dead. We look the other way and pretend that these babies aren't human while they're alive but human only after they are dead. We issue these babies both birth and death certificates, but it is really only the death certificate that matters. No other children in America are medically abandoned like this.

...and still, this happened:

"Rising on the floor, Obama said, “As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that 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.”

In effect, Obama made clear he believed the legislature should trust the abortionist who had botched the abortion to determine whether or not the baby would survive.

In 2002, unlike 2001, Barack Obama took the rare -- for him -- step of voting “no” against all three pieces of legislation instead of voting “present.”

No doubt, like in 2001, Obama still pondered the implication of what would happen “if this were a child.” So how was a “born alive” infant defined? Barack Obama, in his own words, noted the legislation would define a “born alive” child and “if this is a child, then this would be an antiabortion statute.”

Knowing how the legislation defined a child makes clear that Obama did support infanticide. The legislation, in 2002 pushed as S.B. 1662, defined a child as follows:

the term "born alive", with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after that expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.

In other words, a child who is breathing, has a beating heart, or shows voluntary muscle movement and who is fully outside the mother shall be considered a “born alive” child. That was too much for Barack Obama. He did not think that a child who was alive and outside the mother’s womb should be considered a child for purposes of giving the child equal protection rights if it was the mother and doctor’s intention that the child be killed.

That is not a stretch or inference of Barack Obama’s record. That is Barack Obama’s record. The facts make that uncomfortably clear.

In 2003, the BAIPA made its way through the Illinois General Assembly again, having died in 2001 and 2002 in the Illinois House of Representatives. Between 2002 and 2003, the Democrats took over the Illinois Senate. Barack Obama then chaired the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Despite the BAIPA having passed the United States Congress with the support of Hillary Clinton, Ted Kenedy, Jerrold Nadler, and Barbara Boxer, and despite abortion groups likes Planned Parenthood and NARAL no longer opposing the legislation, Barack Obama still opposed it.

The law, contrary to Obama’s assertions, included abortion rights protections. Barack Obama himself voted in his committee to include those protections. But after voting to include abortion rights protections, Obama voted against the legislation in his committee. The BAIPA died in Obama’s committee in 2003, by a vote of 6-4.

Supporters of Barack Obama, such as Alan Colmes, say it is heinous and offensive to accuse Obama of supporting infanticide. David Brody of CBN, in denying Obama supports infanticide, writes, “Obama is a father of two young girls. You can bet that attacks like that will get him or any father riled up. That language seems to be way over the top. His critics can paint him as a pro-choice liberal. That’s fair but to go any further is really beyond the pale. Is Obama really sinister, a monster?” That is the gist of the Obama defense and is echoed by David Brody, Alan Colmes, and others. Barack Obama had children, therefore there is no way he could support infanticide.

Margaret Sanger and Josef Mengele both had children too. And somewhere in hell, Margaret Sanger is filling out her absentee ballot. Whether she casts it in New Orleans or Chicago won’t matter much in the final tally. "

You can nuance it any way you want by hiding behind "the poor" or "war", but I believe that if you are a Roman Catholic (not if you just call yourself one), you can NOT vote for Barack Obama.

A vote for him is a vote pro-abortion. Period. It's really the one thing he's stood up for and should be known for... Even when no one else would!

Here is a video I got off of
Jill Stanek's blog (everyone should go there every day!) that I think is wonderful. I am an unapologetic fan of Ann Coulter and I love how she hides her brilliance behind sarcasm. I just do.

She's sarcastic in this video (of course) but really listen to her words...SHE'S RIGHT! If you read all of the background on the legislation regarding the
Born Alive Infants Protection Act , you can see that (at best) Barack Obama is a completely ignorant goof when it comes to making decisions of life and death and (at worst) possibly has no regard for human life in it's poorest state (when it's completely dependant on the mother or medical intervention for survival).

I'll post nothing more "anti-Obama" because, even though he's annoying, and stiff, and a silly empty suit. All of the above stuff is all that matters to me in this election. Without a right to life, we HAVE NO RIGHTS. If Obama is so completely snowed by the notion that the BAIPA would somehow interfere with a woman's right to chose so much so, that he fails to recognize the simple truth that a child born breathing and with a heartbeat is AN ACTUAL human being despite the sad reality that it was first discarded by it's mother...HOW could he be trusted with any other legislation ?

How would it be any different if a mother took her toddler to a bridge and flung it off but the child survived? Would the EMS people just see that it was "the mother's choice" and back off, just holding the child until it bled to death or suffocated because it's lungs were damaged and it couldn't breathe?

How could ANYONE stand by and let this man be elected? Why aren't the facts of his vote in this matter being repeated every single day in the media?