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A baby is held by his mother as US Democratic presidential candidates Illinois Senator Barack Obama addresses an economic summit at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque.WaPo leads its political section today with news that Sen. Barack Obama has picked up key Democratic, pro-life endorsements. Sen. Robert Casey (Pa.) and former congressman Timothy Roemer (Ind.), influential pro-life anomalies in the Democratic party, have surprisingly thrown in their lot with a candidate who has gone so far as to vote against the "Born Alive Infant Protection Act," a law requiring physicians to provide medical care to infants born alive during an attempted abortion.

While contending against Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama's pro-life record has not been of much significance. However, in the general election, Sen. John McCain may energize and win over reticent pro-lifers - not as a result of McCain's stellar pro-life legacy, but out of a shocked repulsion at Obama's extremism.

Just as the horror of partial-birth abortion has previously energized the pro-life movement, Obama's infanticidal support of "Post-Birth Abortion" may arise as a rallying cry in the looming general election. It stretches credibility when a person who believes that abortion extends beyond birth complains that "the [abortion] debate got so polarized that both sides tended to exaggerate the other side's positions." How does one possibly exaggerate a position such as Obama's?

Filed Under: Barack Obama, Abortion

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