In a speech this past week about working families – trying to explain why he thinks too many women face “being reprimanded or fired for taking too many bathroom breaks when you’re pregnant” – President Obama let it slip that he knows unborn babies have feet that kick.
“Too many women face unnecessary difficulties on the job, like the difficulty of being paid less than a man for doing the same work,” said Obama. “That’s a difficulty. Or being reprimanded or fired for taking too many bathroom breaks when you’re pregnant. Clearly that’s a man making that decision because they don’t have five pounds of kicks pressing down on their bladder.
“Women can’t even depend, by law, on getting a paid day off to give birth,” Obama said.
When Obama was a state senator in Illinois, he repeatedly opposed that state’s version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would have defined any baby born alive – even a baby who survived an abortion – as a “human being” and a “person.”