“Many children, more than you might think, actually survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know because I’m one of them.”
Melissa Ohden is an abortion survivor whose life was saved by a nurse who heard her crying. She’s now a mother with a daughter of her own.
Yet this is what our President and his party support. In fact, as the ad reminds us, President Obama goes even further: “When he was in the Illinois state Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion – not once, but four times.”
This is what they call “protecting women’s rights.” Could the president say that to Melissa Ohden with a straight face? Or is such an answer above his pay grade? I wonder.
Ohden concludes with a simple, but poignant question: “Is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward, that would discard the weakest among us? How will you answer?”
I hope in the coming months someone will get a chance to ask the President.
Here’s the whole video:
Stephen P. White is a fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC and coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society. The views expressed here are his own.