Going into the Democratic National Convention next week, the scuttlebutt is that the President will emphasize the abortion issue and will try to paint his opponent as extreme on abortion rights. I’m wondering if this is really the conversation that President Obama wants to have. I’m no shill for Governor Romney. As I’ve said many times before, Romney’s record on this issue is not inspiring in my view. His conversion to the pro-life cause has appeared to many as a political expedient. Even now, Romney holds a less than pure pro-life position—one that is to the left of his own party’s platform. He’s hardly an extremist.
President Obama, however, is a bona fide extremist on the abortion issue. We’ve all known this since the last election. President Obama is so radically in favor of abortion rights that he even believes it should be legal to kill children who are born alive in botched abortions (see video above, HT: Voddie Baucham). When he was an Illinois state senator, he voted against legislation that would have protected the lives of infant survivors of abortions. His commitment to the regime of Roe v. Wade is so extreme that he would rather let live human infants die than do anything that might weaken abortion rights in this country. That is the definition of extreme. When you add to that his support for partial-birth abortion rights and Obamacare’s abortion mandate, it’s not difficult to see who the real extremist is.
With over 50 million unborn humans legally killed since 1973, abortion-on-demand remains the greatest human rights crisis of our time. President Obama remains committed to this status quo and has even taken steps to expand abortion since he became president. If the President wants to debate who has the most extreme record on abortion, then I think his opponents should join that debate. The president doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and the American public needs to know that.