The controversy at hand concerns Barack Obama's record and whether or the candidate has been truthful concerning his vote against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, an Illinois state bill aimed at stopping infanticide following a botched abortion.
Obama on Saturday rejected criticism that he opposed the bill as an Illinois state senator:
Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here's a situation where folks are lying.The National Right to Life quickly responded by challenging Obama "to either declare the two 2003 legislative documents to be forgeries and call for an official investigation, or else apologize for his four years of misrepresentation on the issue of babies who are born alive during abortions - and for calling us liars."
So for people to suggest that I and the Illinois medical society, so Illinois doctors were somehow in favor of withholding life saving support from an infant born alive is ridiculous. It defies commonsense and it defies imagination and for people to keep on pushing this is offensive and it's an example of the kind of politics that we have to get beyond.
Little did Obama know his own words would so quickly condemn him. He admitted what he did "defies common sense and it defies imagination." In fact, it was heinous.Update: HotAir responds to Obama's infanticide lie: The answer now from the Obama campaign is clear. Obama facilitated evil in order to protect abortion on demand, which was never threatened by S.1082 in the first place.