How the media covers for Obama on abortion

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 21, 2008

Here's a little summary of the two candidates positions on abortion and stem cell research.


Barack Obama, Democratic senator from Illinois

Supports most abortion rights.

Favors allowing states to restrict late-term abortions.

And if you go to, you find out this is true enough if you're uniformed about the details of abortion law.

On an issue like partial birth abortion, I strongly believe that the state can properly restrict late-term abortions. I have said so repeatedly. All I've said is we should have a provision to protect the health of the mother, and many of the bills that came before me didn't have that.

Of course, the "health of the mother" exception is the one that makes all restrictions meaningless.

And then there's this:

The Freedom of Choice Act that Obama pledges to sign would in fact overturn all state and federal restrictions on abortion, allow taxpayer funding of abortion and re-legalize partial-birth abortion.

Given Obama’s position on babies born alive, it should come as no surprise that he opposes and denounces all restrictions on every kind of abortion, including partial-birth abortions. He promised at a Planned Parenthood event in July 2007 that “the first thing” he will do as president — his top priority for the nation — is sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which would erase every federal and state restriction on abortion, no matter how modest. His top priority, again, is to re-legalize partial birth abortion under all circumstances, abolish all laws on informed consent and parental notification, and eliminate all state restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortions.

But the mainstream media is easy to fool -- because they want to be fooled.

Wound. Self-inflicted.


I continue to be annoyed by online media companies skimping on the copy editors.

If you disagree, we may feud over the issue.

Is it true that Adam Schiff used his official position as House Intelligence Chair to subpoena the phone records of a journalist?

#PolitiFactThis #FactCheckThis @GlennKesslerWP @ddale8 @asharock @YLindaQiu @factcheckdotorg @ReutersFacts

Sounds dangerous, right @Acosta?

Sen. Marsha Blackburn @MarshaBlackburn

Adam Schiff used his official position as House Intelligence Chair to subpoena the phone records of a journalist and the top Republican on his committee.

Then he released the records to intimidate his opponents.

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