Obama's Campaign Upbringing

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An abortion protester at a campaign event handed me a pamphlet. “Mr. Obama, I know you’re a Christian, with a family of your own. So how can you support murdering babies?

I told him I understood his position but had to disagree with it. I explained my belief that few women made the decision to terminate a pregnancy casually; that any pregnant woman felt the full force of the moral issues involved when making that decision; that I feared a ban on abortion would force women to seek unsafe abortions, as they had once done in this country. I suggested that perhaps we could agree on ways to reduce the number of women who felt the need to have abortions in the first place.

“I will pray for you,” the protester said. “I pray that you have a change of heart.” Neither my mind nor my heart changed that day, nor did they in the days to come. But that night, before I went to bed, I said a prayer of my own-that I might extend the same presumption of good faith to others that had been extended to me.

I am campaigning for President Barack Obama and he supports Pro-Choice. He says and protects a woman’s right to choose. When Obama was a Senator his ‘’Prevention through Affordable Access Act’’ a 2007 bill was aimed at boosting the price of Medicaid. His bill never went anywhere until Obama became president. When it got stuck in 2009 omnibus appropriations bill he signed it into law. Obama refused to support a legislation that would define an infant who survives a late term induced labor abortion as human beings with the right to live. He insisted that no restrictions must ever be placed on the right of a mother to decide to abort her child. (March 30, 2001)

As a law professor, Obama wrote about his political view on the abortion policy. Obama does favor abortion and says he is trying to reduce the number of abortions. He is working hard to safeguard a woman’s right under Roe vs. Wade which is a priority. He opposes any constitution to overturn that decision. Throughout his...