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.