To the editor,

Marilyn Mutti writes in her Potpourri section of the paper, about her dislike for John McCain and Sarah Palin. She says that we have political professionals in Barack Obama and Joe Biden. She also says that we hear very little about what McCain and Palin plan to do for the country.

There are two things that Senator Obama’s record shows the country, that are not to the liking of many people.

He opposes the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. In the Illinois State Sente he voted against this ban. This procedure-used from the fifth month on- involves pulling a living baby feet-first out of the womb, except for the head, puncturing the skull and suctioning

out the brain. Can you conceive of the pain and suffering this baby would endure? And then to think that Senator Obama would not vote to stop this procedure.

Senator Obama also voted twice against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and then as Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee in the Illinois Legislature prevented it from advancing to the floor. In other words, he voted against legislation that would protect the life of a child born alive after the abortion procedure. This is called infanticide.

Senator Obama has maintained he blocked the legislation because it did not mirror the federal law. National Right to Life Committee has recently presented documentation showing the two bills were identical. He voted one way and covered it up and must explain that to the American people.

Lois Klyn

New Sharon

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