In the Illinois legislature, Barack headed the committee considering the Born Alive Act in that state (which the feds called BAIPA --Born Alive Infant Protection Act) --which would obligate hospitals and doctors to try to save the lives of babies who survived abortion. There were testimonies given about nurses who held babies until they died; about survivors of abortion who are glad to be alive today; about babies who were abandoned in a closet until they died (here in Toledo). When an abortion failed, the "health care" protocol was to give the baby no help; let it die.
In 2001, Barack said of this: "I mean it; it would essentially bar abortions because the equal protection clause does not allow somebody to kill a child, and if this is a child, then this would be an anti-abortion statute."
In 2003, Barack still opposed the bill (4 times in total) though a "neutrality clause" was added to say this was not to be construed as a limit on Roe Vs. Wade.
Barack said of this, in 2003, not back when he was an ignorant youth saying foolish things in college, but when he was a father himself, 5 years ago --the following:
"...an additional doctor, who then has to be called in an emergency situation and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman."
In other words, as Mona Charen put it, Obama's position is this: "A woman who chooses an abortion is entitled to a dead child no matter what." For this, she called him "an abortion extremist." I agree.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible