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can someone please tell me if obama really supports late term abortion ?

i just don't want it to be true since i support him

 
LGMOM2006

Asked by LGMOM2006 at 10:43 AM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Obama supports a woman's right to choose. Obama supports a woman consulting with her physician and the two of them working together to find a solution that works for all. Late term abortions are very rare and only allowable if the health of the mother is in jeopardy. Usually, the mom and doctor try to get her to the point where she can deliver the child safely, rather than abort. But there are rare cases where the mom's life is in serious jeopardy and an abortion is necessary. It is not something a woman goes into and says, "oh well, gotta have an abortion." It is a heart-wrenching decision.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • In 1997, Obama voted in the Illinois Senate against SB 230, a bill designed to prevent partial-birth abortions. In the US Senate, Obama has consistently voted to expand embryonic stem cell research. He has voted against requiring minors who get out-of-state abortions to notify their parents. The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) gives Obama a 100% score on his pro-choice voting record in the Senate for 2005, 2006, and 2007
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:08 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • On March 30, 2001, Obama was the only Illinois senator who rose to speak against a bill that would have protected babies who survived late term labor-induced abortion. Obama rose to object that if the bill passed, and a nine-month-old fetus survived a late-term labor-induced abortion was deemed to be a person who had a right to live, then the law would "forbid abortions to take place." Obama further explained the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment does not allow somebody to kill a child, so if the law deemed a child who survived a late-term labor-induced abortion had a right to live, "then this would be an anti-abortion statute."

    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:08 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • There are many more things on the issue such as his voting record just google it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:13 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • He voted present because the wording he felt went against Roe V. Wade. He does not support late term abortion. He just supports a woman's right to choose.
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 11:30 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Anon. there is very little oversight when it comes to abortion so we have no idea how many are truly late term abortions that are being misreported or just not reported at all.
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 12:03 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Voting present should not be allowed for ANY vote! That is SUCH a load of BS. And the fact that so many of his "votes" are present is a complete cop out!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 12:07 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • "Anon. there is very little oversight when it comes to abortion so we have no idea how many are truly late term abortions that are being misreported or just not reported at all."

    This is VERY true. Thanks for saying this.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 12:07 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • He doesn't oppose it!
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 12:11 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Yes he does support late term abortions.Of course who knew (sarcasm) that some pro choicers would step in with the old spin line of "he supports the right to choose" what a load be blunt about it he supports late term abortion all abortion stop the sugar coating bs.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:27 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

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