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Obama's Soft Stance on Abortion

More evidence that the Man of Change is not the progressive he wants you to believe he is... this time the issue is supporting a woman's right to choose.

The e-mail from Rosemary J. Dempsey, president of the Connecticut National Organization for Women, told members that Obama's record during his time in the Illinois Senate included several instances in which he voted "present" instead of yes or no on abortion-related legislation.

The e-mail quotes Bonnie Grabenhofer, the president of Illinois NOW, as saying that "voting present on those bills was a strategy that Illinois NOW did not support," and adding: "We made it clear at the time that we disagreed with the strategy. . . . Voting present doesn't provide a platform from which to show leadership and say with conviction that we support a woman's right to choose and these bills are unacceptable."

The Clinton campaign has made the same charge repeatedly over the past year.

Of course now Obama says he's a strong supporter on this issue, but his past history shows -- again -- that the 'Progressive Gene' is missing from Obama, and his current position does not match his past record.

Related: The Debunking of Barack Obama - link


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