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August 18th, 2008, 12:54 PM
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I don't believe in abortion especially partial birth abortion.

I felt since so much was written about what Obama says and doesn't say, that someone should at least put up his voting records as only fair. Well if you can actually call it voting.... In my opinion voting 'present' is worse than voting yes or no. I mean either have the guts to vote one way or the other. Voting present only saves your butt in an election.....


"1997 Votes

SB 230 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. Senate approved bill 44-7, with five senators voting present, including Obama.

HB 382 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. House version, passed Illinois State Senate, adopted as law. Under the bill, doctors who perform partial-birth abortions could be sent to prison for one to three years. The woman would not be held liable.

2001 Votes

HB 1900 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed 38-10, with nine present votes, including Obama.

SB 562 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed Senate 39-7, with 11 present votes, including Obama.

SB 1093 Law to protect Liveborn children. Bill passed 34-6, with 12 present, including Obama.

SB 1094 Bill to protect children born as result of induced labor abortion. Bill passed 33-6, with 13 present, including Obama.

SB 1095 Bill defining "born alive" defines "born-alive infant" to include infant "born alive at any stage of development." Bill passed 34-5, with nine present, including Obama."

That was taken from here.

SB 1095 states "Amends the Statute on Statutes. Defines "born-alive infant" to
include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born
alive at any stage of development. Defines "born alive" to mean the
complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of an infant, at any
stage of development, who after that expulsion or extraction breathes
or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite
movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical
cord has been cut and regardless of whether the expulsion or
extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean
section, or induced abortion. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a live child born as a result of an abortion shall
be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate
protection under the law. "

SB 1094 states" Creates the Induced Birth Infant Liability Act. Contains only a
short title provision.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
30 ILCS 105/5.545 new
Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly to protect
the life of a child born alive as the result of an induced labor
abortion. Provides that a parent of the child or the public guardian
of the county in which a child was born alive after an induced labor
abortion or any other abortion has a cause of action against any
hospital, health care facility or health care provider that fails to
provide medical care for the child after birth. Amends the State
Finance Act. Creates the Neonatal Care and Perinatal Hospice Fund.
Provides that, if a child does not survive, any remaining proceeds
of an action shall be deposited into the Fund. Provides that the
moneys in the Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, for
neonatal care or perinatal hospice. "

Obama voted present on both of those bills. To me voting present is wasting the time of the people who elected you in a position.
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