Watch this video and see if you can muster up the strength to go on. God needs our good will, and our good vote against this evil.
What strikes me as, I don't know, CRAZY is that some people will actually think that this is made up, or is a flat out lie, or that Obama might deny it. But he doesn't folks. Just in case you missed it on national television - click here. Forward the debate to 1:10:00 and watch until 1:14:35. Just 4 and a half minutes of your time folks. That's all I ask.
Here's a recap of what was said with my emphasis and [comments]:
McCain: We have to change the culture of America. [Yes! It's nice to know that one of these guys sees that.] Those of us who are proudly pro-life understand that. And it's got to be courage and compassion that we show to a young woman who's facing this terribly difficult decision.
Senator Obama as a member of the Illinois State Senate voted in the Judiciary Committee against a law [Pay attention here, against a law] that would provide immediate medical attention to a child born as a failed abortion. He voted against that. [Again, against the law to save a live child.] And then on the floor of the State Senate, as he did 130 times as a state senator, he voted "present". [Understand this means he did not and would not make a statement that would reflect his actual beliefs. He didn't vote "yes" or "no", he voted "present", or "Hey, I'm here. I showed up."]
Then there was another bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the State of Illinois, not that long ago, where he voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion. [Again, when the bill is in front of the Committee he votes against it, or against it even being sent to the Senate for a vote.] "Late-term" abortion. Really one of the bad procedures, a terrible. And then on the floor of the State Senate he voted "present". [Again.]
I don't know how you vote "present" on some of that. [Me either.] I don't know how you align yourself with the extreme aspect of the pro-abortion movement in America. And that's his record. And that's a matter of his record. And he'll say it has something to do with Roe v. Wade about the Illinois State Senate. [Yes, he does. And it's crap, but very eloquent.] It was clear cut votes that Senator Obama voted, I think, in direct contradiction to the feelings and views of mainstream America.
Obama: Well, eh, uh, yeah, let me respond to this. Um, if it sounds incredible that I would vote to withhold life-saving treatment from an infant, uh, that's because it's not true. [So here, he says it's not true. He says, "it's not true" that he voted against a bill to provide life-saving treatment to an infant who survives a botched abortion.] The, eh, here are the facts. [Anybody else catching the um's and eh's where he pauses constantly to rethink his answer so as to not reveal his actual views, which are, let's face it pro-death, so as to not offend anyone on either side?]
There was a bill that was put forward before the Illinois Senate that said you have to provide life-saving treatment and that would have helped to undermine Roe vs. Wade. [How?] The fact is there was already a law on the books in Illinois that required providing life-saving treatment. [Really? Then why doesn't that actually happen? Remember the video? And if it's required by law, then why don't we prosecute those who withhold that treatment and leave babies to die? Oh yeah, because it's not a law. Liar.] Which is why not only myself [myself, as in I] but pro-choice [Let's call it what it is people, pro-death.] republicans, and democrats, voted against it - and the Illinois Medical Society, the organization of doctors in Illinois, voted against it. [Yeah, because they don't make money saving the lives of babies who aren't wanted in the first place. But they make LOTS of MONEY killing them.] [Wait, did we just almost miss something through your eloquence Senator Obama? You voted against it. Wait, read the sentence again. Which is why not only myself but pro-choice republicans, and democrats, voted against it - You voted against it. But I thought you said that wasn't true? Liar. Coward.] Their Hippocratic oath would have required them to provide care [Then why don't they?] and there was already a law in the books. [Uh, no.]
With respect to partial-birth abortion: I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortion, partial-birth or otherwise, as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life. [And the health and life of the human being in her womb? You know, the one that doesn't have a voice.] And this did not contain that exception. And I attempted, as many have in the past, of including that so that it is constitutional. [And what about the constitutional rights of the baby? If abortion is a "choice" and it's OK, why can you be charged with two murders if you kill a pregnant woman?] And that was rejected, and that's why I voted "present" [Really? If you're against it, why not vote "No"? Oh yeah, because you don't want to seem pro-death. If you don't take a side then you can play both sides of the coin for votes towards your campaign.] because I am willing to accept a ban on late-term abortions as long as we have that exception.
Last point I want to make on the issue of abortion. This is an issue that, look, it divides us and in some ways it may be difficult to reconcile the two views. But there surely is some common ground with those who believe in choice [um, the pro-death people] and those who are opposed to abortion [you mean those of us who don't just care about ourselves, but are pro-everyone's-life] can come together and say, "We should try to prevent unintended pregnancies," uh, by providing appropriate education to our youth, communicating that sexuality is sacred, and that they should not be engaged in, in cavalier activity. And providing options for adoption and helping single mothers if they want to choose, uh, to keep the baby.
Those are all things that we put in the Democratic platform for the first time this year. And I think that's where we can find some common ground. 'Cause nobody's "pro-abortion". [You are. You're pro-your own-life. But not pro-other people's-lives. That's what it's really about here people - dehumanizing other humans. If we think of them as less than humans, then it's OK to kill them.] I think it's always a tragic situation. [Then why don't you do something to stop it? Instead of helping it continue. Coward.] We should try to reduce [Why not try and end them?] these circumstances.
McCain: Again, just again, an example of the eloquence of Senator Obama. [Thank you for pointing that out. Obama is really eloquent. When he speaks it almost makes it sound OK to kill other humans.] The "health" of the mother. You know that's been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That's, that's the extreme pro-abortion position, quote, "health". [Because, obviously, the health of the other human involved doesn't matter. Let's see, pregnancy is NOT A DISEASE. Very rarely are their any "health" issues that would cause a woman to not be able to carry a pregnancy to term. Carry the baby and give it to someone who will take care of it. Or better yet, don't have sex. Duh.]
Look, Cindy and I are adoptive parents. We know what a treasure and joy it is to have an adoptive child in our lives. We'll do everything we can to approve adoption in this country. But that does not mean that we will cease to protect the rights of the unborn. [Amen! We must protect them. they are the most vulnerable individuals in our country. Thank you for having enough courage to stand up and actually say what you believe!!]
Of course, we have to come together. Of course, we have to work together. And of course, it's vital that we do so. And help these young women who are facing such a difficult decision, with the compassion we’ll help them with the adoptive services and courage to bring that child into this world. We'll help take care of it.