Written by Born Alive Truth
September 15, 2008
Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen contrasts her struggle for life as a newborn with Barack Obama's four votes opposing protections for babies born from failed abortions.
Washington, DC - For the first time ever, an abortion survivor is featured in a new advertisement released today which takes issue with Senator Obama's four votes against born alive protections when he was an Illinois state senator.
Pastor Rick Warren: "At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?"Barack Obama "...answering that question with specificity... uh... you know is, is... uh... above my pay grade."
~ Saddleback Forum, August 16, 2008
The 30-second spot showcases Gianna Jessen, who explains to viewers that she survived an abortion attempt 31 years ago. Jessen then highlights Barack Obama's four votes against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Defined Act, and asks him to support protections for infants who, like her, are born alive from failed abortion attempts.
Legislation identical to the proposed Illinois law was passed by the U.S. Senate (before Obama became a US Senator) by a vote of 98-0. This included even the most adamant pro-choice Senators.
"If Senator Barack Obama's position against born alive protections were in place when I was born, I would not be here today. Senator Obama had the opportunity four times to vote to protect infants born from failed abortions and he chose not to. By voting against these protections, he was basically denying these living, breathing babies their most basic human right," Jessen said.
In the ad, available below and orignates from http://www.bornalivetruth.org/,
"Can you imagine not giving babies their basic human rights, no matter how they entered our world? My name is Gianna Jessen, born 31 years ago after a failed abortion. I'm a survivor, as are many others...but if Barack Obama had his way, I wouldn't be here. Four times, Barack Obama voted to oppose a law to protect babies left to die after a failed abortion. Senator Obama, please support born alive infant protections. I'm living proof these babies have a right to live."BornAliveTruth.org is a 527 political organization whose mission is to educate the public on the IL Born Alive Infants Protection Act and Barack Obama's record opposing this act.
"I want people to understand that there are babies born from failed abortions. No matter how they came to us, these babies are living and breathing human beings and deserve the same protections as the rest of us. Unfortunately, Barack Obama voted four times against affording these babies their most basic human right. I don't trust Senator Obama on this issue given he voted against these protections four times as a state Senator. Just as abuse victims or rape victims share their stories to educate the public, fight for the common good and hope that as a result politicians do what's right, I felt it was important to come forward and give these new born babies a voice," Jessen concluded.