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President Obama's Covert Zeal for Abortion

JayneCobb Wrote: Jul 21, 2012 11:14 PM
Dear Ken Blackwell, What rights, if any, does an unborn child have? Please be as specific as possible. The notion of "rights" I take you mean in this case are legal rights. I'm listing a few areas to be clear. 1. The right to be born. All cases, including incest and rape. 2. Drug abuse such as fetal Alcohol syndrome. Felony? Misdemeanor? 3. Inheritance. Can an unborn child have the right to be named in a will. 4. Post-birth. Give the unborn child the exact same rights as a new born baby, especially in the area of guardianship. 5. Foster care. If a mother abuses the unborn child does the State have the right to take a new born away from the mother on the date of birth.
Original2 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:15 PM
1. Unless the unborn child actually committed the rape or incest itself, doesn't it seem unfair to give the baby the death penalty?

2) If a mother was caught giving drugs to a child, would that upset you? How about if the child was an infant, and Mom gave the baby liquor through the bottle? Comfortable with that "choice"?

3) Unborn children, even unconceived children are frequently provided for in wills, and have been for hundreds of years.

4) Do you feel comfortable with a pregnant woman knowingly taking a recreational or OTC drug that will result in deformity of the infant? Is this something she can "choose"?

5) Women who give birth in prison routinely have the child taken away at birth. A woman who laid her new born child...
Original2 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:26 PM
on a hot stove could reasonable expect that the child would be removed. A pregnant woman who merely STATED she firmly intended to lay her new born on a hot stove would probably find the child taken away immediately after birth.

Apparently, you feel that babies should routinely be sentenced to death so that moms need not experience any distress or discomfort or dislocations in their lives. Babies would probably dispute that, if they could talk.
Abraham Lincoln faced a similar problem in 1854 when he spoke of the “covert zeal” of President Franklin Pierce and Sen. Steven A. Douglas for the spread of slavery. These leading Democrats never said they were in favor of slavery. They simply viewed the right of whites to choose slavery for blacks as a “sacred principle of self government.”Lincoln abhorred this subterfuge.

President Obama doesn't talk about abortion much. He famously tried to avoid the question in 2008 when Pastor Rick Warren asked him what rights, if any, unborn children have. "The answer to that question is above my...