Monday, August 18, 2008

Marcotte fails miserably in her attempt to defend Obama

Not that you didn’t know it already but Amanda Marcotte’s rabid pro-choice position often prevents her from examining evidence and coming to obvious conclusions. She’s now using Dana Goldstein’s utterly pathetic it-was-really-about-partial-birth-abortion defense for why Obama voted against Illinois’ Born Alive legislation.

Never mind that Obama and his campaign have defended his Born Alive votes numerous times and have never once claimed he voted against the legislation because it would have banned partial-birth abortion. They’ve claimed it wasn’t the same as the federal bill (even though one version was). They’ve claimed it would somehow undermine Roe v. Wade and was unnecessary because Illinois law already protected infants who survive abortions. They’ve never claimed it was about partial-birth abortion because only someone too lazy to read the actual legislation would believe something that laughable.

Marcotte continues her elementary school reasoning that the Born Alive legislation was really about banning abortion because Jill Stanek is prolife and wants abortion banned. Never mind that Jill Stanek began working in the prolife movement after she blew the whistle about how Christ Hospital was letting survivors of abortion to die in a utility room. Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

Compare Marcotte evidence-and-reasoning-free writing with that of David Freddoso’s piece on Obama’s Born Alive votes and you’ll wonder how any thoughtful person could actually believe Marcotte.

Speaking of infants who survive abortions...

The Jerusalem Post has a story about a child “coming back to life” after being removed from her mother after she stopped showing signs of life.
The mother, 26, from a Western Galilee village, was in the fifth month of her pregnancy when she underwent a series of tests, during which it was discovered that she was suffering from internal bleeding and that the embryo had ceased to show signs of life.

The woman underwent an abortion and the baby, weighing 610 grams (ed. - about 1.3 pounds), was extracted from her womb without a pulse, hospital officials said.

A senior doctor pronounced the baby dead and she was transferred to the cooler.

Five hours later, the woman's husband came to the hospital to take what he thought was his dead baby girl for burial.

When the baby was taken out of the cooler, she began to breathe. The premature baby was then taken to the intensive care ward, where doctors were attempting to save her life.

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