I have previously referenced Jill Stanek, labor and delivery nurse at Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois. She was one of the few to speak out in opposition to then-candidate Obama’s position on the abortion issue in Illinois when Obama was a state senator.
His position was artfully covered up, denied, and otherwise successfully concealed from the American people during his candidacy for president: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081101.html
It was Stanek’s testimony that led to the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act, passed overwhelmingly in Congress and signed by President George W. Bush in 2002.
That law was circumvented by the Illinois legislature, that same body which was so offended by former Governor Blagojevich’s rapacity that it impeached, tried, and removed Blago from office. Apparently, malfeasance in office is far more offensive and reprehensible in Illinois than the willful murder of babies.
We’re not talking here about abortion per se, which is offensive enough, but about born children who are allowed to die in the State of Illinois if the mother planned an abortion and said abortion was botched and the infant survived. Such babies, in Stanek’s lengthy experience, were left alone, out of sight, and denied comfort or medical intervention.
She, however, did intervene one night at Christ Hospital and cradled a Down’s Syndrome baby in her arms until, with no other assistance, the child died. The experience made Nurse Stanek a committed pro-lifer, and a true American heroine.
She had been there and had to witness the results of a law for which Illinois State Senator Obama had voted, twice, a law which mandated that such defenseless victims of liberal theology be left to die since the mother’s intent had been to abort and, therefore, no effort should be made to save the baby. No regard was extended to the innocent child.
In an extended interview with Ms. Stanek conducted by CNS editor-in-chief, Terence P. Jeffrey, she details what she witnessed and what she learned: http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=42688.
That learning process included witnessing “abortion nurses” drawing straws to determine which would be assigned to dissecting fully formed babies and the abortionist doctor leaving the room and saying, in effect, “Let me know when it’s over.”
Our new president seems to have a similar mindset: ”Okay, whatever, they can’t vote yet so off with them! Let me know if any still survive, though. Maybe they’ll vote for Sasha or Malia, some day. As long as my girls haven’t been “punished” with a pregnancy before then!” (See Michelle Malkin on that punishment: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/03/30/sunday-meditation-obama-and-the-punishment-of-unborn-life/.
“This month, Stanek received one of the first annual Life Prizes, awarded by the Gerard Health Foundation to Americans who have shown courage in defending the sanctity of human life,” an overdue and well-deserved recognition.
Nurse Stanek further deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom but she shouldn’t hold her breath waiting for that, at least for the next four years.