Monday, July 07, 2008

Life Links 7/7/08

John McCormack on Barack Obama’s shifting abortion position.
In a speech before Planned Parenthood last year, Barack Obama said that he was well-equipped to defend a right to abortion because "I put Roe at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught Constitutional law." But during the past week, Obama has proven to be woefully ignorant of abortion law, or he has been deceiving voters about the legality of abortion, as well as his own position on the issue.

Jake Tapper asks a good question on the same subject
But if Obama is saying that "mental distress" is already not a legal exception for abortion bans, then what was the point of what he told Relevant?
If Obama’s position is that late-term abortion shouldn’t be allowed for women who are “feeling blue” and he believes that late-term abortions currently aren’t legal for women who are “feeling blue,” then why did he say it was appropriate for states to prohibit late-term abortion as long as there is a well-defined health of the mother exception which shouldn’t include “mental distress?”

FOX News has posted the second part of a two-part series by John Lott on abortion and crime.

Tammie Downes, a prolife doctor in the UK has been cleared of accusations she broke ethical guidelines. She was being investigated because she encourages women considering abortion to consider other options and a pro-choice doctor involved in the pro-choice movement filed a complaint against her.

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