Obama Accuses Anti-Abortion Opponents of “Lying”

By Jaketapper

Aug 17, 2008 1:33am

In an interview with CBN’s David Brody after the Saddleback Forum, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said his anti-abortion opponents were misrepresenting his position on an abortion bill in Illinois.

Watch HERE.

You may recall, we told you about this bill waaaaaaay back in January.

Here’s what Obama had to say tonight about how this bill is being portrayed.

Obama: Well and because they have not been telling the truth. And I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported – which was to say –that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born – even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe vs. Wade. By the way, we also had a bill, a law already in place in Illinois that insured life saving treatment was given to infants.

So for people to suggest that I and the Illinois medical society, so Illinois doctors were somehow in favor of withholding life saving support from an infant born alive is ridiculous. It defies commonsense and it defies imagination and for people to keep on pushing this is offensive and it’s an example of the kind of politics that we have to get beyond. It’s one thing for people to disagree with me about the issue of choice, it’s another thing for people to out and out misrepresent my positions repeatedly, even after they know that they’re wrong. And that’s what’s been happening.

-jpt

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