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 ontheissues.org, 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.