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10-27-2008, 01:57 PM
Gianna Jessen of BornAliveTruth.org on Hannity & Colmes

Obama attacks abortion survivor Gianna Jessen in ad

Gianna Jessen Interview--Barack Obama Opposes Infant Protection

Abortion Survivor Releases New Ad Re Obama, Infanticide
BornAliveTruth.org Gianna Responds ad

Washington, DC -- A woman who is a rarity -- having survived a failed abortion procedure -- has released a second television ad criticizing Barack Obama. Gianna Jessen responds to Obama's response to her first ad in which he called her "sleazy" for promoting a "despicable lie."

10-27-2008, 01:58 PM
Obama Facing Attacks From All Sides Over Abortion Record

WASHINGTON — When it comes to his abortion record in Illinois, Senator Obama is taking flak from all sides.
Senators McCaina and Obama come together with Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren in the first joint appearance of candidates Obama and McCain in the 2008 presidential campaign at the Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion on August 16 in Lake Forest, Calif.

First, Senator Clinton accused him of lacking political backbone in voting "present" on a bill that, according to abortion rights advocates, undermined the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. Now abortion foes are targeting him from the right over the same question: They say his opposition to legislation aimed at protecting infants born alive after a botched abortion demonstrates his extremism on the flash point social issue.

The conservative attacks have intensified in recent days, with opponents of legalized abortion sending out missives against Mr. Obama and a YouTube video circulating that casts his position on abortion as more extreme than even the most stalwart supporters of a woman's right to choose, including Mrs. Clinton and Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts.

The presumptive Democratic nominee responded sharply in an interview Saturday night with the Christian Broadcast Network, saying anti-abortion groups were "lying" about his record.

"They have not been telling the truth," Mr. Obama said. "And I hate to say that people are lying, but here's a situation where folks are lying."

He added that it was "ridiculous" to suggest he had ever supported withholding lifesaving treatment for an infant. "It defies common sense and it defies imagination, and for people to keep on pushing this is offensive," he said in the CBN interview.

At issue is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, a bill in the Illinois state Senate that sought to protect against bungled abortions by requiring that a fetus that survived an abortion be defined as a person. Fearing that the legislation could be interpreted more broadly to protect fetuses that were not yet viable — thus threatening Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates pushed for an amendment that explicitly limited the scope of the bill to infants "born alive."

"Nothing in this section," the added sentence reads, "shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being born alive as defined in this section." A federal version with that added clause passed Congress unanimously in 2002, with the support of Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kennedy, among others. Mr. Obama said in 2004 and again on Saturday that he would have supported the federal version.

During the Democratic primary, Mrs. Clinton's campaign criticized Mr. Obama for voting "present" — instead of "no" — on the "Born Alive" bill in Illinois, which did not contain a provision protecting the Roe v. Wade decision.

The dispute flared again last week when a leading opponent of legalized abortion, the National Right to Life Committee, posted records from the Illinois Legislature showing that Mr. Obama, while chairman of a Senate committee, in 2003, voted against a "Born Alive" bill that contained nearly identical language to the federal bill that passed unanimously, including the provision limiting its scope.snip

10-27-2008, 01:59 PM
Vatican-led Global Anti-Abortion Campaign Finds Unusual Supporters

VATICAN, January 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A campaign for a moratorium on abortion that began in Italy and is now being expanded to a worldwide effort by the Vatican, is being joined by people from across the ideological and religious spectrum, including individuals often identified with extreme leftism and atheism.

The idea for a worldwide moratorium on abortion originated with Giuliano Ferrara, a non-Christian journalist and former head of the Italian Communist Party in Turin. Although he was once associated with a movement that in most of the world has come to identify itself with abortion, euthanasia, and other elements of the "culture of death", Ferrara is now strongly pro-life.

Responding to a recent decision by the United Nations to call for a moratorium on the death penalty, Ferrara urged that the moratorium be extended to a moratorium on the unjust killing of unborn children. After introducing the idea in a television interview on December 18th, Ferrara published it in his opinion journal il Foglio. From there it spread to the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano and the Italian Bishops' Conference journal, Avvenire. The idea began to be echoed by Catholic cardinals.

Ferrara is joined by Lenin Raghavarshi, an Indian atheist and winner of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights. Raghavarshi told Asia News, "It is ridiculous and absurd to suggest that abortion is a solution to hunger, in order to control population growth. What's more the concept - typical of UN organisations - that overpopulation represents the greatest danger to the health of a nation has no basis at all in reality… In reality the world should urgently look at socio-economic and political issues to eliminate hunger, poverty, misery among people".

Raghavarshi identifies the global push for abortion with an agenda that serves the interests of multinational corporations at the expense of the poor and vulnerable.

"Malthus promoted the theory that the main problems of the world like poverty and other such inhuman situations of the marginalized are due to population, but this is completely unscientific idea and false theory," he told Asia News. He continued, "The multinational companies - who thrive on the industry of population control, push the agenda of population control through false propaganda - want to market and promote their products, because their sole aim is profit."

Perhaps the most prominent intellectual to have added his voice to Ferrara's call for an international moratorium on abortion is the British philosopher Roger Scruton, whom the New Yorker magazine once called "the most influential philosopher in the world". According to the Italian Catholic news agency Chiesa, he immediately endorsed the campaign after its announcement.

Ferrara has reportedly stated that he wishes to bring together such prominent intellectuals, as well as others such as Mary Ann Glendon, the former Harvard professor who is now US ambassador to the Vatican, and American bioethicist Leon Kass, to sign the petition. He would also like to see "five million pilgrims of life and love, all in Rome next summer" to request that the United Nation's "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" be amended to include "the right to be born," reports Chiesa.snip

10-27-2008, 02:02 PM
2012 - it may be a real issue again, when Sarah runs - right now it's:


10-27-2008, 03:44 PM
It's not an issue because the media won't cover the story. Obama's abortion views are extreme. Way beyond the sort of neutral ground we've found in this country. However since Fox News is the only network that will mention Obama's position the portion of society that would abhor his true position will just skip along unaware.

10-27-2008, 03:44 PM
Gianna Jessen - another hot Republican chick.

10-27-2008, 04:52 PM
Gianna Jessen - another hot Republican chick.

Somehow, because she's about the sweetest, most amazing individual, I can't think of her that way. When she says she has the "gift" of cerebral palsy it makes me look at myself a little closer. More like a daughter.
I really feel God spared this young girl for this purpose.

10-27-2008, 07:12 PM
Somehow, because she's about the sweetest, most amazing individual, I can't think of her that way. When she says she has the "gift" of cerebral palsy it makes me look at myself a little closer. More like a daughter.
I really feel God spared this young girl for this purpose.

She really is amazing, isn't she? Nothing like reassessing our own whines and complaints and realizing just how easy life has been to us, comparatively speaking.