The sole distinction of Barack Obama's political career (besides its brevity and inconsequence) consists of being the country's most radical defender of abortion on demand, which he takes farther than any other troll of Planned Parenthood to encompass even infanticide. The man who will be inaugurated as president on January 20th is the only U.S. legislator to have voted three times for the putative "right" of a woman to have her baby murdered on the delivery table in case of a "botched" abortions ("botched" because the baby was born alive despite the abortionist's best efforts to kill it in the womb).
Senator Obama supported partial birth abortion because he claimed what no sane physician or sensible human being would ever believe — that, in some cases, murdering the baby after it had exited the birth canal was in the mother's best interest, presumably to promote her mental health since once the connection between them was severed the baby could in nowise affect her physical health. By "mental health" Obama meant that a woman would be happier if the baby that she wanted to abort did not leave the operating room alive even if this required hacking it to death before her eyes, crushing its head with a mallet or pulling its limbs apart as it struggled to live outside its mother's body. In other words, an abortion in process can never be stopped until it achieves its objective, whether it's to destroy potential or actual life.
No thanks to Barack Obama, Congress abolished and the Supreme Court upheld the unconstitutionality of partial birth abortion. It wasn't a hard call since nothing is more demonstrably homicide. Yet Obama, who opposes capital punishment, wanted it inflicted on innocent babies without the benefit of judge and jury so as to allow no chink to be opened in the wall separating what is right from what is politically expedient. For Barack Obama and other liberals, a woman exudes a baby as she does a turd and can dispose of both as she pleases. (Well, actually, he would be in favor of conserving the turd as a source of alternative energy and harvesting the baby for its stem cells).
In Communist Cuba, the authorities have the same respect for human life as does Barack Obama, except that in the U.S. the woman's right to abort her baby is paramount to any interest which society might have in stopping her, whereas in Cuba the opposite is the case: a woman has no right to bear her baby to term if the state determines that it should be aborted for the "greater good." In Cuba, fetuses that are deemed to be "non-viable" are aborted routinely without the mother's knowledge or consent. "Non-viable" can mean anything that the regime wants it to mean. If, for example, it is determined, not necessarily on the basis of tests but simply on family history, that a baby might be born prematurely or with a congenital disease, it is aborted preemptively so as not to risk a spike in the country's infant mortality rate, which is kept artificially low precisely through the practice of eugenics and infanticide. When the doctors fail to diagnose an abnormality which becomes apparent after parturition, and could, potentially, take the baby's life within its first year, the living baby is "aborted" on the delivery table and listed as stillborn. Such a practice is unknown in any other country (even North Korea encourages births). Yet Barack Obama wanted to follow Castro's lead by refusing to outlaw partial birth abortion in the U.S.
Forget about youth, charisma, forensic skills or any other comparisons between Fidel and Obama: it is their contempt for human life — the most fragile and vulnerable of human life — that they share in common.
The Castro regime treats Cuba's infant mortality rate as an ideological weapon (I was going to write "biological weapon," but I don't want to confuse terms since Cuba has those weapons, too). Its artificially low death rate is often held up as proof of the Revolution's much-vaunted "achievements" in the field of medicine. In fact, Dr. Nicholas Everstadt, of the Harvard Center for Population Studies, demonstrated 20 years ago using Cuba's own raw data that the regime falsified its infant mortality rate, in effect keeping two sets of books, one for internal use and another for foreign consumption. Still, even if one accepts Castro's figures, Cuba's infant mortality rate today does not rank among the 25 most advanced countries of the world, whereas before the Revolution Cuba ranked 13th, ahead of most of Europe and all of Latin America.
The totalitarian mindset (as exemplified by Castro) kills human beings in order to make it seem that it is concerned with the conservation of human life. The liberal mindset (as exemplified by Obama) sanctions the killing of human beings so that it can claim respect for the rights of human beings. The result, however, is the same: the wanton genocide of innocent children who are deemed "unfit" for life because they do not fulfill the needs of the State.
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