Perhaps, but between the president’s actions and her experiences in Wisconsin this year I’m more than satisfied with where she is and not all that concerned with where she was.
If the price for millions of Obama voters going my way in 2012 is them not admiring they were wrong in 2008, I’m cool with it. Particularly when they are first rate bloggers who I enjoy reading and will help to persuade plenty of others
You can’t find anyone in his right mind who thinks that what happened to little Leiby is anything but disgusting and the worst that humans can do to each other. The police officers think that it’s like a horror film. Yet, we live in a society in which four thousand children a day meet almost the exact same fate as Leiby: killed by being ripped to shreds, then tossed aside like medical waste. This is even a Constitutional right. Apparently, so long as the child has not exited the womb, she is fair game for such brutality. Here is a description of partial-birth abortion (which four Justices on the Supreme Court think is a constitutional right):
The surgeon introduces a large grasping forcep, such as Bierer or Hern, through the vaginal and cervical canals into the corpus of the uterus. Based upon his knowledge of fetal orientation, he moves the tip of the instrument carefully towards the fetal lower extremities. When the instrument appears on the sonogram screen, the surgeon is able to open and close its jaws to firmly and reliably grasp a lower extremity. The surgeon then … pulls the extremity into the vagina.…
With a lower extremity in the vagina, the surgeon uses his fingers to deliver the opposite lower extremity, then the torso, the shoulders and the upper extremities.
The skull lodges at the internal cervical os. Usually there is not enough dilation for it to pass through. The fetus is oriented dorsum, or spine up.
At this point, the right-handed surgeon slides the fingers of the left hand along the back of the fetus and “hooks” the shoulders of the fetus wit the index and ring fingers (palm down). Next he slides the tip of the middle finger along the spine towards the skull while applying traction to the shoulders and lower extremities. The middle finger lifts and pushes the anterior cervical lip out of the way.
While maintaining this tension, lifting the cervix and applying traction to the shoulders with the fingers of the left hand, the surgeon takes a pair of blunt curved Metzenbaum scissors in the right hand. He carefully advances the tip, curved down along the spine and under his middle finger until he feels it contact the base of the skull under the tip of his middle finger.
Reassessing proper placement of the closed scissors tip and safe elevation of the cervix, the surgeon then forces the scissors into the base of the skull or into the foramen magnum. Having safely entered the skull, he spreads the scissors to enlarge the opening.
The surgeon removes the scissors and introduces a suction catheter into this hole and evacuates the skull contents. With the catheter still in place, he applies traction to the fetus, removing it completely from the patient.
Moral schizophrenia at its finest. Of course, most abortions are not partial-birth abortions, but many Americans fight for the above procedure to be considered as a constitutional right, and about half of this country thinks that equally brutal ways of killing babies are acceptable. Earlier-term abortions involve suctioning the baby out through a hose fitted with a knife that shreds the baby as it passes through; or D&E, in which the abortionist pulls the baby apart and removes the arms, legs, head, all of it, until it’s dead and out of the womb, then reassembles it to make sure that body parts aren’t left behind.