Adam of The Metropolis Times reminds us that the Declaration of Independence reads:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
Creation and Endowment — birth is besides the point, just one point in the developmental process.
Surprisingly (or not), Barack Obama now seems to agree. His latest “clarification” is that he opposes what liberals call “choice” and others call infanticide late in the pregnancy — and that mental distress does not count as a physical need:
My Way News – Obama: Mental distress can’t justify late abortion
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says “mental distress” should not qualify as a health exception for late term-abortions, a key distinction not embraced by many supporters of abortion rights.
In an interview this week with “Relevant,” a Christian magazine, Obama said prohibitions on late-term abortions must contain “a strict, well defined exception for the health of the mother.”
Obama then added: “Now, I don’t think that ‘mental distress’ qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term.”
I’m glad for any friends in the fight against infanticide, and would be happy if Obama’s latest statement gave us a prediction of how he would govern.
But for now, I’m happy to have Obama on my side, until he stabs me in the back… again.