Obama: ‘Killing of the innocent never God’s will’

Well, finally, Barack Obama appears to have seen the light! Here he is at today’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. If you fast forward to 1:04 in the video, you will hear him utter these words:

The killing of the innocent is never God’s will. In fact, it is the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.

Except, as CNSNews notes, the president is talking about terrorism, not abortion. The portion of the remarks immediately preceding this excerpt provides the larger context:

Extremists succumb to an ignorant nihilism that shows they don’t understand the faiths they claim to profess, for killing the innocent is never fulfilling God’s will. In fact, it is the ultimate betrayal of God’s will.

When it comes to abortion, Obama’s concern for “the innocent” goes out with the proverbial bath water. CNS reminds the reader of a comment he made during his 2008 campaign for president, during which time he said:

I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. [Emphasis added]

But his extreme stance on so-called reproductive rights predates that callous-sounding remark. Blogger Jill Stanek has a complete voting history for Illinois State Senator Barack Obama on the state’s controversial Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. Obama voted against passage of the bill in various incarnations in 2001 and 2002. During a 2002 debate on the Senate floor, he argued that while babies might be aborted alive, it would be a “burden” to a mother’s “original decision” to assess and treat them. An audio of his remarks may be found here.

In essence, Obama was advocating infanticide.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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