Jessen Ad may Backfire - Scott Ott
Scott Ott at Scrappleface reports:
(2008-09-15) — A new TV ad in which the survivor of a botched abortion calls attention to Sen. Barack Obama’s repeated opposition to protecting such babies could backfire on the pro-life group that created the commercial, according to the Democrat presidential candidate.
In the TV spot, Gianna Jessen, 31, calls on Sen. Obama to support born-alive infant protections because she claims that babies should have basic human rights “no matter how they entered our world.”
Sen. Obama today said that “While I suppose all life eventually becomes precious, that woman just proves that some lives are more precious than others.”
“Apparently a well-meaning medical professional saved baby Gianna’s life, ruining her mother’s hopes for a successful abortion,” Sen. Obama said. “To make matters worse, three decades later Ms. Jessen has become part of the problem in this country…another vicious collaborator with John McCain in the epidemic of brutal, negative political advertising.”
The Illinois Democrat said the question that American voters should ask themselves is this: “Are you better off now than you were 31 years ago before Gianna Jessen was inadvertently born? I know that I’m not.”
It SOUNDS like B.O. logic. Killing children after they are born (apparantly different than infanticide) is a kindness to the mother AND the abortionist - asking to support keeping born babies alive is political viciousness. Yep, that's America's rising intellectual giant, the man for the future, the beacon of CHANGE. Change reality and live in a (scary)fairytale. Presidential.