A Catholic Case Against Barack

In the Pennsylvania primary, Barack
Obama rolled up more than 90 percent of the
African-American vote. Among Catholics, he

lost by 40 points.
The cool liberal Harvard Law grad

not a good fit
for the socially conservative ethnics
of Altoona, Aliquippa and Johnstown.

But if Barack had a problem with
Catholics then, he has a far higher hurdle to surmount
in the fall, with those millions of Catholics who still
take their faith and moral code seriously.

For not only is Barack the most
pro-abortion member of the Senate, with his

straight A+ report card
from the

National Abortion Rights Action League

Planned Parenthood.
He supports the late-term
procedure known as partial-birth abortion, where the
baby`s skull is stabbed with scissors in the birth canal
and the brains are sucked out to end its life swiftly
and ease passage of the corpse into the pan.

Partial-birth abortion, said the
late Sen. Pat Moynihan, "comes

as close to infanticide
as anything I have seen in
our judiciary."

Yet, when Congress was voting to
ban this terrible form of death for a mature fetus,
Michelle Obama was signing

 fundraising letters
pledging that, if elected,
Barack would be "tireless" in keeping legal this
"legitimate medical procedure."

And Barack did not let the
militants down. When the

Supreme Court upheld the congressional ban
on this
barbaric procedure, Barack denounced the court for
"equal rights for women."

As David Freddoso reports in his
new best-seller, The Case Against Barack Obama,
the Illinois senator goes further than any U.S.
senator has dared go in defending what
John Paul II called the "culture of death."

Thrice in the Illinois legislature,
Obama helped block a bill that was designed solely to
protect the life of infants already born, and outside
the womb, who had miraculously survived the attempt to
kill them during an abortion. Thrice, Obama voted to let
doctors and nurses allow these tiny human beings die of
neglect and be tossed out with the medical waste.

How can a man who purports to be a
Christian justify this?

If, as its advocates contend,
abortion has to remain legal to protect the life and
health, mental and physical, of the mother, how is a
mother`s life or health in the least threatened by a
baby no longer inside her — but lying on a table or in
a pan fighting for life and breath?

How is it essential for the life or
health of a woman that her baby, who somehow survived
the horrible ordeal of abortion, be left to die or put
to death? Yet, that is what Obama voted for, thrice, in
the Illinois Senate.

When a bill almost identical to the
one Barack fought in Illinois, the Born Alive Infants
Protection Act, came to the floor of the U.S. Senate in
2001, the vote was 98 to 0 in favor. Barbara Boxer, the
most pro-abortion member of the Senate before Barack
spoke out
on its behalf:

course, we believe everyone should deserve the
protection of this bill. … Who could be more
vulnerable than a newborn baby? So, of course, we agree
with that. … We join with an `aye` vote on this. I
hope it will, in fact, be unanimous."

Obama says he opposed the Born
Alive Infants Protection Act because he feared it might
imperil Roe v. Wade. But if Roe v. Wade did allow
infanticide or murder, which is what letting a tiny baby
die of neglect or killing it outright amounts to, why
would he not want that court decision reviewed and
amended to outlaw infanticide?

Is the right to an abortion so
sacrosanct to Obama that killing by neglect or snuffing
out of the life of tiny babies outside the womb must be
protected if necessary to preserve that right?

Obama is an abortion absolutist.
"I could find no instance in his entire career,"

writes Freddoso, "in which he voted for any
regulation or restriction on the practice of abortion."

In 2007, Barack pledged that, in
his first act as president, he will sign the Freedom of
Choice Act, which would cancel every federal, state or
local regulation or restriction on abortion. The
National Organization for Women says it would abolish
all restrictions on government funding of abortion.

What we once called God`s Country
would become the nation on earth most zealously
committed to an unrestricted right of abortion from
conception to birth.

Before any devout Catholic,
Evangelical Christian or Orthodox Jew votes for Obama,
he or she might spend 15 minutes in Chapter 10 of
Freddoso`s "Case Against Barack." For if, as
Catholics believe, abortion is the killing of an unborn
child, and participation in an abortion entails
automatic excommunication, how can a good Catholic
support a candidate who will appoint justices to make
Roe v. Wade eternal and eliminate all restrictions on a
practice Catholics legislators have fought for three
decades to curtail?

And which Catholic priests and
prelates will it be who give invocations at Obama
rallies, even as Mother Church fights to save the lives
of unborn children whom Obama believes have no right to
life and no rights at all?



Patrick J. Buchanan


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