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DNC, Obama, Committed to No-Limits Abortion Policy

September 7th, 2012 No comments

The following can be attributed to Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life:

Beginning with an unapologetically pro-abortion platform and ending with the nomination of the most pro-abortion President this country has ever seen, the 2012 Democratic National Convention was truly an abortion convention. With the invitation of speakers such as Nancy Keenan and Cecile Richards, the DNC proudly showed their dedication to an extreme no-limits abortion policy.

Barack Obama has never wavered from his pro-abortion views, despite how far out of touch they are with mainstream Americans. His Administration has relentlessly attacked the pro-life position, and has fought all protections for unborn children, even for those in the sixth month or later who are capable of feeling excruciating pain during abortions, or for the unborn girls who will be aborted merely because they are girls.

Polling has shown time and again that most Americans, and most women, support protections for unborn children and their mothers; a position that is not shared by the current administration or the Democratic Party.

Abortion Extremism Continues in Charlotte

September 6th, 2012 No comments

The following can be attributed to Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life:

As another day of the Democratic National Convention draws to a close, it remains painfully clear that the Democratic Party is unabashedly committed to their policy of abortion without limits.

The Democratic Party’s obsession with unlimited abortion is illustrated by the invitation to Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to speak. As the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortions,  Planned Parenthood clinics perform more than a quarter of all abortions annually in the United States.   More than 300,000 unborn children are killed by abortion in Planned Parenthood clinics annually. Ms. Richards never came within a light year of acknowledging this systematic application of violence to the most defenseless members of the human family, although it is really what the argument is all about.

As the Democratic Convention continues, you can expect to hear from more pro-abortion heavyweights, but with equally little attention to the grisly realities of abortion. You won’t hear any details about the different methods of abortion and what they do to unborn members of the human family.  You won’t hear about sex-selection abortions, or President Obama’s opposition to the bill to ban sex-selection abortions.  You won’t hear about abortions on unborn children who are capable of feeling pain.  You won’t hear about the countless women who have suffered physically, emotionally, and mentally because of abortion.  You won’t hear about Barack Obama’s endorsement of a bill that would invalidate virtually all state and federal limits on abortion, and that would make partial-birth abortion legal again (the “Freedom of Choice Act”). 

Nor will many in the “mainstream news media” raise these issues, because although they have inexhaustible interest in exploring the outer parameters of the abortion-related policy positions of pro-life Republican candidates, even where this involves remote, theoretical scenarios, they continue to demonstrate a near-total disinterest in putting the spotlight on the outer parameters of the “abortion rights” positions embraced by President Obama, even on matters under current legislative consideration.

ABC News: Obama opposes ban on sex-selection abortion (NRLC response)

May 31st, 2012 No comments

 

U.S. House of Representatives to vote on ban today
President Obama comes out against ban on sex-selection abortions; National Right to Life says Obama “stands with the pro-abortion political committees and his Hollywood donors, rather than with the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized in sex-selection abortions.”

WASHINGTON – ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper has posted an exclusive report that President Obama opposes the bill to prohibit performing or coercing abortions to eliminate unborn babies of an undesired sex – usually girls – on which the U.S. House of Representatives will vote this afternoon.

Tapper raised the question at Wednesday’s White House press briefing, but initially got no answer. However, Tapper now reports on the ABCNews website: “The White House got back to me this evening [May 30] to say the president opposes the bill.” Tapper reproduces a statement from a White House press aide: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/legislation-about-gender-selection-and-abortion-todays-q-for-os-wh-5302012/

NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson commented, “It is appalling, but not surprising, that President Obama now stands with the pro-abortion political committees and his Hollywood donors, rather than with the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized in sex-selection abortions.”

The legislation is the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) (H.R. 3541). The House will vote on the bill under “Suspension of the Rules,” which means that a two-thirds vote will be required for passage. The roll call is expected to occur before 3 PM EDT today.

The bill would make it a federal offense to knowingly do any one of the following four things: (1) perform an abortion, at any time in pregnancy, “knowing that such abortion is sought based on the sex or gender of the child”; (2) use “force or threat of force. . . for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection abortion”; (3) solicit or accept funds to perform a sex-selection abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the U.S. or across state lines for this purpose. However, “A woman upon whom a sex-selection abortion is performed may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable for any violation . . .”

The bill also specifically states, “Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require that a healthcare provider has an affirmative duty to inquire as to the motivation for the abortion, absent the healthcare provider having knowledge or information that the abortion is being sought based on the sex or gender of the child.” The White House statement falsely claimed that the bill would “subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations” for an abortion.

NRLC has posted extensive information on the practice of sex-selection abortion in the U.S., and on the legislation, at its website here: http://www.nrlc.org/Sex-SelectionAbortion/index.html