Would Barack Obama have convicted Kermit Gosnell of murder?

When a Philadelphia jury convicted Dr. Kermit Gosnell of three counts of murder for killing three infants born alive after attempted abortions, the question jumped into my mind: Would Barack Obama have voted to convict Gosnell if the president had been on the jury.

It's a highly speculative question to which we'll never get an honest answer, but it's a fair question.

Three times Obama had a chance to vote on bills that would have protected infants born alive that were supposed to have died in the womb at the hands of the abortionist. He consistently opposed that bill, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Since then he has sought through various denials, obfuscations and out-right lies sought to appear not to have opposed the act.

For a record of his votes and his statements of opposition to protecting babies born alive, as they were in Gosnell's clinic, the Women's Medical Society, go to Jill Stanek's Links to Barack Obama's votes on Illinois' Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

Opposition to the act revealed extremism in the extreme on his part, and he soon realized it when an almost identical infant protection act passed by solid majorities in Congress. Obama at the time was doing the bidding of the extremist Personal PAC of Illinois, Planned Parenthood of Illinois and similar groups that saw that as placing a limit on a "woman's right to choose."

Obama earlier had  refused to comment on the Gosnell trial because it was "in progress." I wonder if he'll have something enlightening to say now, and how he would square his statement with his voting record on preserving life after birth.

So, my answer to the question of whether Obama would have convicted Gosnell is: no.


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  • According to the only doctrine Obama holds to " No God, No Master."

  • In reply to PatHickey:

    What did Christ say about judging others? You shouldn't be a cafeteria Christian.

  • The answer to your speculative question is yes. He supported the Federal law that President George W. Bush signed into law.

  • From WaPo fact-checker

    "Nonetheless, Obama voted against the new bill, which happened to be an almost exact replica — almost to the word — of a federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act that passed in 2002 without opposition in either politial party. (Updated: The vote in the House was by voice vote and the vote in the Senate was by unanimous consent.)"

    "The evidence suggests we could have awarded Four Pinocchios to the former Illinois senator for his comments to the Christian Broadcasting Network, but that interview is several years old now, and it’s not the focus of this particular column. The president’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment on the matter of whether Obama’s 2008 comments on the Christian Broadcasting Network contradicted his 2003 vote against Illinois’s Born-Alive Infants Protection bill."

    He voted against it before he said he "supported" it.

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