It was a bright summer day in Chicago when a woman confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child. The telling of the families ensued, followed by the announcement to friends. The days began to speed up, her body began to change, and eventually the pressing question was finally asked. To know or not to know the gender of the baby, what would they choose?
Eventually they decided to go for the ultrasound and prepare themselves for her arrival.
Only what they discovered was not what they had expected.
With the conclusion of the ultrasound pending, the technician left the room with a worried look on her face. A few minutes later, a senior doctor entered and relayed the sad news.
The ultrasound showed an echo-genic condition. This particular cause for concern was due to the lungs of the unborn child showing up brighter on the ultrasound reading than the medical doctors felt they "should be" at that point in the pregnancy. Bright lungs on the ultrasound, they were informed, indicated a high probability of Down's syndrome. Understanding the repulsion that disabled children were in a state that Barack Obama served in, the conclusion was clear: this child must be aborted. So with all the grace of a semi-truck hitting a brick wall at top speed, the doctor flatly informed the baby's mother that in the state of Illinois, there were only a limited number of days to have an "induced labor procedure" (abortion). They strongly suggested that the mother and father consider and pursue this "solution" to the "Down's question."
The parents chose instead to pursue additional and frequent ultrasounds roughly every two weeks for a period of time to see if there were any further developments.
You see, in Barack Obama's twisted world, not to mention that of the medical and abortion industries in his home state, the push was on--test for Down's, and do an "induced labor procedure" (abortion). Additionally, in this messed up universe, Obama specifically and single handedly saw to it that if the child had struggled with the chemical process of the "induced labor procedure" (abortion) and survived, she would not have been allowed any medical care to save her life.
But that is the way of the world for Barack Obama, the medical practitioners that terminate pregnancies, and the hospital named "Christ" that performs these procedures. Oh and did I mention that it is Obama's own religious denomination that operates said hospital?
But I can't help but ask the question: "Why does Obama pursue such outcomes?"
Perhaps it's because neither of his children have had anything but a beautiful life, and a pleasurable home to experience. But do handicapped children deserve less from life because of some mental or physical limitation? The Paralympics are just around the corner. Does Obama believe we would have been a more just society if those athletes had each been aborted, or left to die in a soiled utility closet even if born?
Last week, Barack Obama called those of us who have told the truth about his position on this issue "liars." He said that we were misrepresenting this issue and he attempted to claim confusion and "multiple bills" and "procedures" to cloud the issue of his voting record.
All of which itself was a lie.
The record is clear: Barack Obama voted then, and remains now the only elected U.S. Senator to have voted in favor of denying life saving medical care to children who had been born.
Last week, David Brody of CBN carried Obama's water for him when he said that saying such things amounted to over the top rhetoric. But what is over the top about being as specific as possible in telling the truth? Barack Obama voted in favor of infanticide. End of story. But why does it matter?
In a society that has continued to diminish the value of human life, perhaps Obama believes it won't matter. But for me it is very personal.
Because that little girl, who could have been denied life saving medical care, is named Eliza.
I've held her. I've hugged her. And I've kissed her forehead when she called me "Uncle Kevin."
She is three and half years old, and she is one of the healthiest, happiest, non-disabled children I've ever seen.
See, it turned out that the ultrasound machine and the readings it produced (which in turn had been the primary overriding reason why the abortion suggestion had been made so forcefully) was miscalibrated. Eliza's lungs were perfect, and her parents had a relatively normal delivery. And they have given her a wonderful childhood.
Barack Obama's indiscriminate political pandering may be a good enough reason to pick a running mate in Joe Biden, who openly thinks Obama's not ready to be president. But pandering is not a good enough reason for him to have been willing to let Eliza die. Not nearly good enough realizing now that there never was anything wrong with her. Not good enough at all!
But actually "not good enough" sums up Obama... pretty much... all the way around.