Pro-life advocates The Susan B. Anthony List are ready to begin a TV ad campaign that criticizes President Barack Obama’s stance on abortion. The first ad features Melissa Ohden, a woman who was born alive despite an attempt to abort her.
“Many children, more than you might think, actually survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know because I’m one of them,” says Ohden in the ad.
“When he was in the Illinois state Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion — not once, but four times. Is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward, that will discard the weakest among us?” she asks.
As a Senator, Obama spoke against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Obama thought it would be OK to let infants die if they survived an abortion. Read more of the details here, here, here and here.
In 2001, Obama said:
Whenever we define a pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the Equal Protection Clause or other elements of the Constitution, what we’re really saying is, in fact, that they are persons that are entitled to the kinds of protections that would be provided to a — a child, a 9-month-old — child that was delivered to term.
That determination then, essentially, if it was accepted by a court, would forbid abortions to take place. I mean, it – it would essentially bar abortions, because the Equal Protection Clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute. For that purpose, I think it would probably be found unconstitutional.