Flashback: Obama Votes Against Born Alive Act
Today, shocking video emerged showing a Planned Parenthood official arguing that even infants born alive, surviving an abortion attempt, have no right to life.
In 2003, then Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was asked his views on abortion. The future president resolutely declared, "I am pro-choice."
An unidentified reporter follows up. "In all situations, including the late-term thing?"
Obama answers, "I am pro-choice. I believe that women make responsible choices, um, and they know better than anybody the tragedy, uh, of, a, uh, you know, a difficult, um, pregnancy, and, uh, I don't think that it's the government's,uh, role to meddle in that choice."
As president, Obama sees no problem with government meddling in a woman's choice to own a firearm, despite the fact that the right to keep and bear arms is expressly protected in the Constitution.
Setting that aside, as a state senator, Obama opposed a partial birth abortion bill that came before the Illinois Senate. He also criticized the Supreme Court decision upholding the partial birth abortion ban.
In 2008, when ruminating on the possibility of his own grandchildren coming into the world unexpectedly, then US Sen. Barack Obama described those future grandchildren as a "punishment."
First Lady Michelle Obama is also far out on the edge of extremism on abortion. She signed a letter in 2004, when her husband was still in the Illinois Senate, that supported partial birth abortion.