"I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby,"President Obama on the Campaign Trail in 2008
"Now, with respect to the abortion issue, I actually think -- I mean, there are laws both federal, state and constitutional that are in place. And I think that this is an area where I think Bill Clinton had the right formulation a couple of decades ago, which is abortion should be safe, legal, and rare,"
President Obama in New Mexico yesterday.
President Obama's voting record is very clear on abortion. They is nothing in his voting record that would allow someone to believe this statement. Obama, during his entire legislative career, has voted to keep abortion legal in all cases, including late term abortion. Late term abortion is barbaric. You literally start the labor process to have the child's head clear the womb, than stick a needle in it to kill the child. You cannot approve that procedure and say that abortion should be rare and expect people to believe you. He also went as far as to deny health care to child born alive after a botched abortion. At that point, it is a living human being by any standard. Even if you are of the belief that life begins at birth, this child is alive. Anyone who would approve such a thing has no respect for life and therefore cannot say that abortion should be rare especially when you add in his statement that his daughter should not be "punished". A baby is not a punishment. It is the biggest blessing in the world; just ask any woman who is going through infertility treatments.