In 2007, Barack Obama blasted the Supreme Court for enforcing the Bush administration’s ban on late-term abortions. Now he’s singing a different tune, one that people of good conscience should like better.
Obama said prohibitions on late-term abortions must contain "a strict, well defined exception for the health of the mother."
Obama then added: "Now, I don’t think that ‘mental distress’ qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term."
The implication of the article is that Mr. Obama does not support late-term abortions when children are diagnosed with physical anomalies. This "refinement" of his position is bound to make the lefties hopping mad, as any deviation from their agenda always seems to do.
Sadly for liberals, having dismissed Hillary Clinton as a relic, they now have no choice but to follow where Obama takes them.
The question remains, however, as to whether Mr. Obama can be believed. After all, he led the far left wing down the primrose path on this issue last year. Can he be trusted by independents and moderate conservatives now?
Doubtful. An Obama administration’s impact on the judicial system where these edge issues are so often played out would lead to a significant movement to the left, regardless of his statements during the campaign.