I can’t understand why so many pundits (and candidates) seem content to explain and discuss this contraception issue. It’s good to frame it with the religious freedom argument, because that’s good and true and a winning issue for us. That should always be immediately followed up by shifting the discussion to Obama’s extremely radical, amoral, and politically cynical abortion views. Let’s have a quick review in case anyone’s forgotten:
1) Obama voted against the Born Alive act on the state level, claiming that it was due to language that would threaten Roe v. Wade, even though the final bill he voted against was effectively identical to the federal bill he claimed he would have supported. He voted against the human rights of a newly born infant to not be left for dead by a ‘doctor’ – political expediency or hatred of human life? Neither looks good. Even Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton voted for the federal bill.
2) He decried the SCOTUS upholding the partial birth abortion ban in Gonzales versus Carhart. For those that don’t know, partial birth abortion is where the feet and pelvis have already exited the birth canal past the child’s navel (or the whole head in head-first births) before the abortion is conducted. Scissor-like devices are jammed through the baby’s skull and opened, then a suction tube is inserted to remove the baby’s brain.
3) Let’s not forget Obama’s famous quote: “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” Frame him as a devout member of the culture of death. He wears it well, because he is.
There’s more, but the point is to attack him on abortion when addressing the contraception and arguing the religious freedom perspective. His record is radical on this, and 70% of the country disagrees with him on partial birth abortion. As Rush would say, nothing was ever won defending.