Tonight Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D., Pa.) has a chance to avenge the dishonor visited upon his father.
That was in the summer of 1992, when elders in the Democratic Party denied Mr. Casey's pro-life father -- the governor of America's fifth-largest state -- a speaking slot at the convention. Though some try to rewrite history by asserting that Casey Sr. was not punished for his pro-life views, manifestly that was not Gov. Casey's take. And it was not the take of this reporter, standing near the governor in Madison Square Garden and watching his face as it all went down.WSJWeb Link
At the Saddleback presidential forum on Aug. 16, Obama was asked when a baby begins to acquire human rights. Sen. Obama responded that the question was "above my pay grade."
When asked why, as an Illinois state senator, he had opposed legislation that would protect the lives of babies who had been born alive despite abortions -- legislation the U.S. Senate approved 98-0 -- he said it lacked language that had been in the federal version. When opponents pointed out he voted against a version that indeed included such language, he accused them of "lying." When the evidence showed they were correct, he shifted again -- and has yet to provide a credible answer.
Obamas record on abortion makes Teddy Kennedy look like Rick Santorum.
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