The Corner

The Real Obama Record on Infanticide

The president and his apologists have been covering it up for years, the latter often including “fact checkers.” On the homepage today, I go through how the Washington Post gets the story wrong – and calls pro-lifers’ accurate claims false.

During Obama’s presidential campaign, pro-lifers argued that so extreme was his devotion to abortion that he was willing to support a right to infanticide. This charge is absolutely true. He believed that certain infants — those at an early stage of development — should not have legal protection, and he believed it because he thought it would undermine the right to abortion.

I saw the Post’s item via The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway, who zeroes in on another part of the “fact check.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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