“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Of Life and Legislator

Jill Stanek, a labor and delivery nurse, came to the realization that the "Christian-denominated" hospital she was employed at was not truly Christian:

"One night, a nursing co-worker was taking a Down syndrome baby who was aborted alive to our Soiled Utility Room because his parents did not want to hold him, and she did not have time to hold him. I could not bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone in a Soiled Utility Room, so I cradled and rocked him for the 45 minutes that he lived. He was between 21 and 22 weeks old, weighed about 1/2 pound, and was about 10 inches long. He was too weak to move very much, expending any energy he had trying to breathe. Toward the end he was so quiet that I could not tell if he was still alive. I held him up to the light to see through his chest wall whether his heart was still beating. After he was pronounced dead, we folded his little arms across his chest, wrapped him in a tiny shroud, and carried him to the hospital morgue where all of our dead patients are taken."

This just nurse was so horrified about these occurrences that she became an activist, serving as an initiator on the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) that was signed by President Bush in 2002, protecting any baby who somehow makes it through an abortion and is born.

Prior to this law becoming national, Ms. Stanek's law crossed paths with then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama as the bill was brought up for a vote in the Illinois Legislature. Obama supplied the ONLY VOTE AGAINST this humane legislation saying:

"...whenever we define a pre-viable fetus as a person that is protected by the equal protection clause or the other elements in 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 - child, a nine-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."

So let me say a little more bluntly what Obama said: "We will allow these living babies, born, breathing on their own and existing separately from their mothers, to suffer and die, so that we will always be able to kill babies as well in their mother's womb on demand."

John McCain should hammer Obama with commercials all day long on this issue because I believe, even though misguided on many issues, Americans would not be able to tolerate a person with this extreme, horrible view. Knowing this view quickly takes the bloom off the rose that is Barack Obama.

1 comment:

Leticia said...

Well done.
As the mother of a child with Down syndrome, Jill Stanek's testimony shook me to my core. We have to get the word out about Obama's extreme views on abortion before it's too late.