This time, in response to the reporter's question regarding if mental distress should count in considering a late term abortion, WORM said this:
Obama: "My only point is this -- historically I have been a strong believer in a women's right to choose with her doctor, her pastor and her family. And it is ..I have consistently been saying that you have to have a health exception on many significant restrictions or bans on abortions including late-term abortions.
In the past there has been some fear on the part of people who, not only people who are anti-abortion, but people who may be in the middle, that that means that if a woman just doesn't feel good then that is an exception. That's never been the case.
I don't think that is how it has been interpreted. My only point is that in an area like partial-birth abortion having a mental, having a health exception can be defined rigorously. It can be defined through physical health, It can be defined by serious clinical mental-health diseases. It is not just a matter of feeling blue. I don't think that's how pro-choice folks have interpreted it. I don't think that's how the courts have interpreted it and I think that's important to emphasize and understand."
Well, golly gee willikers - I don't think that is a whole lot better, there Obama! Still waffling, still trying to appease all sides, and still acting like women: 1. should CARE what you thinks; and 2. like we need your patronizing permission on ANY of this, especially since YOU ARE NOT A DOCTOR! Or a PASTOR! OR a WOMAN!! There are LAWS about this already, there, Skippy, and you don't have to like them or agree with them, but they exist (excellent comment on yesterday's post here that includes a lot of information on "Doe," the court decision that addresses mental distress).
There are two very good posts on this I would like to commend to you, one by Ann Althouse, an attorney, and the other the author of Fausta's Blog. They can both be accessed through This Link.
I wonder what flip-flops today will bring?? Oh, I can hardly WAIT!!!