Predictably, after all the cozying up to religious right, Roe is shoved under the bus as well

While I believe late term abortions have nothing to do with choice – they are always medically determined, B0 is starting to limit those conditions that justify it

In an interview this week with “Relevant,” a Christian magazine, Obama said prohibitions on late-term abortions must contain “a strict, well defined exception for the health of the mother.”
Obama then added: “Now, I don’t think that ‘mental distress’ qualifies as the health of the mother. I think it has to be a serious physical issue that arises in pregnancy, where there are real, significant problems to the mother carrying that child to term.”

the flop of this flip

Last year, after the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on late-term abortions, Obama said he “strongly disagreed” with the ruling because it “dramatically departs form previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women.”

NARAL (which ehdorsed B0) helds that

“A health exception must also account for the mental health problems that may occur in pregnancy. Severe fetal anomalies, for example, can exact a tremendous emotional toll on a pregnant woman and her family.”

and

The 1973 landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, established a right to an abortion, and a concurrent case, Doe v. Bolton, established that medical judgments about the need for an abortion could include physical, emotional and psychological health factors.

In other words: Backtrack Obama wants to change the law of the land, limit Roe as it now stands

Talk Left further offers us a source on B0’s “views” on the subject

But remember when Roe was the ace in the hole?

During those times he even sponsored the Freedom of ChoiceΒ  Act :

The Freedom of Choice Act specifically allows abortions after viability where necessary to protect a woman’s health, and the legislation refers repeatedly to the guarantees of Roe and Doe, which protect the right to an abortion where necessary for a woman’s physical and mental health.

Was B0 aware he voted “yes” on this?

Update

After HHS redefinition of abortion/life here’s Hillary’s response

Sign the Petition

Dear Secretary Leavitt,

I am appalled at the proposal now under consideration at HHS which will endanger family planning services and undermine the health of women across the country. I strongly urge you to refute this outrageous policy that threatens to affect Medicaid and Title X programs that are important to millions of families.

I stand with Hillary Clinton and women and men across America in speaking out against this proposal. We’ve had enough of putting ideology over science and failed policies harming healthy families.

Signed,

B0 still not heard off…