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Someone sent me a YouTube video today about Obama voting against the Born Alive Infants Protection bill 3 times in Illinois. What do you think of this?

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so he doesn't care if these babies die? thats horrible!! oh my goodness. I thought he was a "christian" or at least of some religious sect that woudn't support that kind of cruelty. i can only hope he doesn't get elected. my gosh.
Hi Rachel, he is Christian. I know you are young, so chalk this one up to the old phrase, "don't believe everything you read - especially on the internet". :-) You may be interested in this Christians For Obama community site called Matthew25.

I had never heard of this before, but it sounds pretty awful - the kind of thing nobody would support. So I did a little research and found on Put Away Falsehood , which is a website that addresses Obama's position on Christian issues, this informative response from Obama about that:

“The email rumor that’s been floating around is that somehow I’m unwilling to see doctors offer life-saving care to children who were born as a result of an induced abortion. That’s just false. There was a bill that came up in Illinois that was called the “Born Alive” bill that purported to require life-saving treatment to such infants. And I did vote against that bill.

The reason was that there was already a law in place in Illinois that said that you always have to supply life-saving treatment to any infant under any circumstances, and this bill actually was designed to overturn Roe v. Wade, so I didn’t think it was going to pass constitutional muster.

Ever since that time, emails have been sent out suggesting that, somehow, I would be in favor of letting an infant die in a hospital because of this particular vote. That’s not a fair characterization, and that’s not an honest characterization. It defies common sense to think that a hospital wouldn't provide life-saving treatment to an infant that was alive and had a chance of survival.”

Suprisingly, right now the Christian vote is split evenly between McCain and Obama (with Obama in a slight lead). The evangelical vote is decidedly behind McCain.

David, David, David....trying to stir up the flames like Hanity with Rev Wright....why don't you just come out and be BRAVE and not a Wimpy Coward and tell us what you really think.

Why do I get the feeling your the Pharisee-type-Christian...


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