But by arguing against the born-alive legislation because it might in some distant and ambiguous way obstruct abortion, Obama implies that the right to an abortion trumps an infant's right to life, even after he is born.
Such logic is breathtaking. It says that even after birth, a mother's right to rid herself of the baby supersedes any right that a child, now independent of the mother's body and domain, has a right to live. Where America stands on this issue truly is a measure of its sense of justice and compassion. On this score, Obama fails.
Two Catholic bishops have publicly corrected Nancy Pelosi's take on the Catholic Church's position on abortion.
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and his auxiliary bishop, James Conley, said in a statement posted on the archdiocesan Web site: "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a gifted public servant of strong convictions and many professional skills. Regrettably, knowledge of Catholic history and teaching does not seem to be one of them."
A doctor in Australia has been accused of performing an abortion around 24 weeks on mentally disabled woman who was not able to give consent.
It was also alleged during Tuesday's medical board hearing that Dr Schulberg failed to turn his mind to the fact the pregnancy was the result of a sexual assault and he did not inquire about whether police were aware of this, given the woman was incapable of consenting to sex.
It is further alleged he went ahead with the termination and, had it not been for the intervention of the Office of the Public Advocate - a body protecting the rights of people with disabilities - police may not have got the DNA necessary to charge her father.