Obama & Abortion: Are the Numbers Up or Down? Charmaine in NRO


Obama is the smartest man in the room. I know this is true because his campaign staff told me so.

During the Iowa Caucuses, Your Business Blogger(R), Charmaine and Penta-Posse stayed at the same hotel as many of the other presidential candidate staffers.

We all often talked in the elevators or at the coffee bar. The Obama staff would remind us that Obama, the smart academic law professor (for 12 years!) was brilliant and well briefed…of course.

This made Obama’s statement at Saddleback all the more interesting. He said that abortions have not gone down in the last eight years.

Abortions, in fact have declined over the last eight years.

Did Obama, the smartest man in the room, not know this simple fact? Was he poorly briefed?

Or did Obama, with the best staff money can buy, know the truth and say otherwise?

Was Obama being duplicitous a politician from Chicago, or perhaps he cannot remember a simple fact that he volunteered?

Charmaine was at Rick Warren’s Saddleback church for the civil questioning and examines Obama’s contradiction in an article up on National Review Online.

She reviews Obama’s new marketing and messaging campaign.

Absolute Reduction

Barack Obama and abortion.

By Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.

Milling around the media room after the Saddleback Forum, I learned that while John McCain was onstage talking with Rick Warren, Barack Obama was sitting down backstage to an interview with David Brody of CBN News. Brody took the opportunity to press Obama on the issue of his record of opposition to legally protecting babies who are born alive after an abortion.

Obama became visibly irritated and replied to Brody: “I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying.”

Read the rest here.

Charmaine Yoest is president and CEO of Americans United for Life. She served as compaign adviser to the Mike Huckabee presidential campaign.


See Charmaine’s previous article in NRO: Huckabee and McCain — The Enthusiasm Gap


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1 Response

  1. J says:

    Thank you for this article — it begins to explain why Obama would say such a whopper.

    He really does want us to be diverted into thinking only about “reducing the number of abortions.” And maybe fool some of the evangelicals along the way.