Whether you are a proponent or an opponent, abortion has changed in the 21st century. Late term abortions are increasingly becoming a huge problem as the fetus's are born alive. This post is NOT to argue for or against abortion, but to debate the increasing problem of abortion survival and the ethics surrounding the live fetus or baby.
The Induced Birth Infant Liability Act was offered by the Illinois State Legislature in 2002. It protected the live fetus and required medical treatment, the same as if it were a pre-mature birth or an intended pregnancy. The same bill was brought to the U.S. Senate and not one Senator voted against it on either side of the aisle. When the bill was previously offered in Illinois, Barack Obama voted against it. Obama voted to deny medical treatment to babies after an unexpected survival of a legal abortion attempt. The abortion went bad, or good, and the NOT dead fetus should be left to die? I don't get it. Peter Kirsanow of American Thinker puts it this way, "Admittedly, I'm a bit of a curmudgeon. It's difficult for me to like someone who's eager to extend a panoply of constitutional rights to terrorists but who refuses to provide the most fundamental rights to a living, breathing infant." I have to say I agree with Kirsanow. Even the most stringent of pro-choice Senators voted yes to this Act. Is this far enough left for America? Is the "change" we are offered really what America wants? The change we want is for politicians to stop being politicians and get something done. But little do Americans know what they are getting. A pretty speech giver and a whole lotta liberalism. I think that is a very bad thing. But then again I am a religious right-winged nut job that gives a damn. Sue me. America is heading in the wrong direction and that direction is Barack Obama. He may be nice enough, intelligent enough, black enough, charismatic enough, able to leap large words in a single bound, but he is an empty suit with nothing to offer America. And that's the way I see it. Go ahead get cheeky. Obama supporters unite and defend your man. He voted to let abortion survivors die...that is what was intended in the first place, right? Pregnancy is after all a punishment. Obama the civil rights advocate for whom? Grown-ups only. Such "nuance" and "hope". What am I hoping for again? A BIG FAT UPSET in November.