Will the media compare Obama’s speeches against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act to the Gettysburg Address, as it did for Obama’s Newtown speech?

I think not. Certainly not after Kermit Gosnell.

They were not Gettysburg Addresses.

The ground in which the dead were buried was not hallowed.

The dead were not honored.

Nor resolved that they shall not have died in vain.

A reader also sends this quote from then State Senator Obama (at pp. 33-34):

“… if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after.”

Tell that to the infants born alive at Gosnell’s clinic.

From the archives, What don’t you (or didn’t Obama) understand about killing a baby born alive?:

When Newt brought it up at the debate, Politico immediately jumped to Obama’s defense, confusing partial-birth abortion (which is bad enough) with post-abortion snuffing out of babies who survived. Politico issued this update:

UPDATE: A couple of conservative readers suggest that I may be wrong in razzing Gingrich on this, as his point likely referred to this legislation specifically, rather than late-term abortion in general. Obama may or may not have been asked about that during the 2008 race

I thought I had once posted about this, but I can’t find it.

Tom Maguire has a good history of Obama’s attempt to obscure his opposition to the bill, and the connivance of the mainstream media in confusing two companion bills to give Obama political cover during the 2008 elections.

Related: Who Gives the Weekly Address for the 50 million Innocent Unborn Murdered since 1973?