Obama’s confident the abortionist will save the baby’s life.

19Sep08

William Wadill was an abortionist who in 1977 faced murder charges for the death of an infant who he had attempted to abort, but had been born alive. The story is retold well at RealChoice. This case which had juries deadlocked was eventually dismissed, leaves the rest of us to wonder why it would even be questionable whether care should be given to the baby that is born, living, and breathing outside the mother’s womb.

The case is exactly the type of issue before the Illinois legislature when Barack Obama was state senator. As has been revealed, he argued that it would be a burden on the doctor and mother to have to provide a secondary doctor to care for the baby, if he or she was born alive.

Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes have this as part of an interview on Fox News on August 20, 2008.

Audio Text:

And that essentially adding an additional doctor, who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the decision to induce labor and perform an abortion.

The audio is such a short part of a longer argument that is far more damning of Obama. Immediately prior to this, as well as immediately after this statement, Obama completely dismisses the need for a second doctor (which was a part of the bill at that time), BECAUSE he felt that the abortionist doctor would be looking out for the life of the child. (full transcript is available here. Pages 32-34 have the discussion)

Let me just go to the bill, very quickly. Essentially, I think as — as this emerged during debate and during committee, the only plausible rationale, to my mind, for this legislation would be if you had a suspicion that a doctor, the attending physician, who has made an assessment that this is a nonviable fetus and that, let’s say for the purpose of the mother’s health, is being — that — that — labor is being induced, that that physician (a) is going to make the wrong assessment and (b) if the physician discovered, after the labor had been induced, that, in fact, he made an error, or she made an error, and, in fact, that this was not a nonviable fetus but, in fact, a live child, that that physician, of his own accord or her own accord, would not try to exercise the sort of medical measures and practices that would be involved in saving that child. Now, it — if you think there are possibilities that doctors would not do that, then maybe this bill makes sense, but I — I suspect and my impression is, is that the Medical Society suspects as well that doctors feel that they would be under that obligation, that they would already be making these determinations

…this is the audio part…

and that, essentially, adding a — an additional doctor who then has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion.

…and the part after the audio…

Now, if that’s the case — and — and I know that some of us feel very strongly one way or another on that issue — that’s fine, but I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these are children who are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after.

Obama would have the doctor who is the abortionist, the one whose responsibility it is to ensure the death of this child, give the determination that the child is viable and alive, and then provide life saving care to it. This is something that Obama states that he has, “confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after.”

This is a limp argument.

This is what I believe is going on, Obama is taking a protectionist stance for the abortion industry. Too many today view the abortion industry as a medical or health related field. However, it is a cash cow if ever one was milked. The huge success of people like Edward C. Allred, is evidence to the lucrative nature of being an abortionist. Eric Hara, an abortion clinic chain operator, who turned his back on the industry, revealed in a frank interview with Life Issues Today, how money was the ONLY motivator.

Brad: When you were involved in this industry, what was your annual income?

Eric: When I walked away from the clinics, I walked away from everything. I left my ownership and my money there. I wanted nothing else to do with it. The average doctor who does abortions one day a week at a clinic averages 25-40 abortions. He will walk away in his pocket with an average of $100,000-$125,000 a year. An average clinic that performs roughly around 8,000 abortions will gross approximately $1 million a year.

Dr. W: One doctor can do that? That’s full time, though.

Eric: No, it’s not. Not at all. Abortion clinics, Dr. Willke, are set up like cattle slaughtering centers. You get ‘em in and you get ‘em out. I would say, honestly, about 60%-70% of all abortions takes place on Saturdays.

Brad: How many women do they usually schedule in a day?

Eric: The maximum I’ve ever seen get done in a day is probably 50-60 women. Usually, that takes two abortionists, but I have seen doctors kick out 40-50 patients by themselves. First trimester cases – if you have a doctor who’s been doing it for a while and he knows what he’s doing – you can push through 6-7 an hour. And that goes back to the whole issue too of how little regulation there is. Even within PA, which prides itself on being the bastion for restrictive abortion laws, there really are no regulations. There’s nobody to monitor these facilities. There’s nobody who tracks the money that comes from the birth control companies that flood through the clinics – the paybacks. There’s nobody who tracks the insurance companies that give incentives to physicians for performing abortions, because insurance companies would rather pay for abortions than pay for a full labor and delivery.

Dr. W: You get those incentive payments?

Eric: Oh yeah, they flow like water. If you’re a participating member of an insurance company, they will give you incentives to perform an abortion. First trimester abortions are $250, and insurance companies such as…I’ve seen them pay over $2,000 for those abortions, because they would rather pay $2,000-$2,500 for a first trimester case than pay $7,000-$8,000 for prenatal, labor and delivery.

Brad: So do you, as the clinic owner, pocket that money?

Eric: Oh, definitely.

Call me cynical, but when I hear a lame arse excuse for an argument like the one put forward by Barack Obama for not supporting the bill that would have given medical assistance to newborns, and in so doing implicitly allowed these babies to die, I think something else is going on. In my estimation telling the Illinois legislature that the abortionist will do whatever it takes to keep the child alive is completely disingenuous and is merely a front for not keeping the doctors accountable. Obama in this five minutes of the morning of April 4, 2002, showed dismissiveness, arrogance, and a complete lack of compassion for the newly born.

More Reading…

Glenn Beck interview with David Freddoso (audio available)- David Freddoso on Obama’s Infanticide Vote

Punished By a Baby (cont.)

A rather considered view is given at –Was Obama Indifferent to Infanticide?

Obama: Bill unnecessarily burdened doctors with … babies

Obama | Abortion

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