As Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist accused of savagely butchering countless newborns at his clinic, stands trial this week, many conservatives recall the extreme views of the Obamas on the issue of partial-birth abortion.
Just as the media refuse to give the Gosnell story the attention it obviously deserves for fear of painting the sacred cow of abortion in a negative light, evidence showing the president’s support for a violent form of infanticide is similarly disregarded.
Michelle Obama herself used that support in a campaign plea prior to her husband’s 2004 U.S. Senate bid.
The procedure, which by any definition involves at least partially delivering a live baby and snuffing out that new life outside of the womb, is a “legitimate medical procedure,” she wrote before begging constituents to buy a $150 ticket to the Women for Obama Luncheon.
Calling any ban on the barbaric procedure “unconstitutional,” she contended that the Bush administration believed “so zealously in their cause that the privacy rights of patients [were] under assault.”
The murder of otherwise healthy babies – whether facilitated in the unsanitary exam rooms of Kermit Gosnell or supported by the president of the United States – should be an affront to anyone’s sensibilities.
Instead, one is standing trial (albeit amid a media blackout), and the other is heralded as a champion of women’s rights.
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