Hypocrisy Alert! Obama voted “present” on protecting rape victims in ’99 state Senate vote

The man who claims to champion women’s rights failed to protect them while in the Illinois Senate.  As a State Senator Obama fought harder for partial birth abortion than he did for the privacy of a rape victim.  His campaign suggests voting for him for the first time is the equivalent of a woman’s ‘first time’ of having sex – how did that work out for you?  Obama is no defender of women or children – he is an egomaniacal narcissist who is hell-bent on destroying the most wonderful nation on earth.  Read between the lines – he doesn’t like us – let’s send him the same message on November 6th!

By Matthew Boyle at The Daily Caller

Barack Obama was the sole state senator to not vote for a bill that would protect sexual assault victims from having the details of their cases revealed publicly.

On May 11 of that year, Obama voted “present” on a bill, ultimately made law, that allows victims of sex crimes to request that their cases be sealed from public view following a criminal conviction. Illinois Senate voting records show that Obama was the only senator who did not vote in favor of the bill.

Obama’s unique objection to voting for a bill meant to protect victims of sex crimes is a substantial departure from the picture he has attempted to paint for women voters.

The future president, it was reported then, questioned the bill’s  constitutionality.

The legislation’s intent was to prevent public consumption of the explicit  details of sex crimes without “good cause.”

“Under the bill, the trials involving sex crimes would remain open, but upon  a conviction, a victim of a sex crime could ask a state’s attorney to petition a  judge to seal the records of the case,” reporter Joe Mahr wrote for The State  Journal-Register. “If the judge agreed, the public could not open those records  unless someone petitioned the court and showed good cause.”

The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault led the charge for the law,  Mahr reported, adding that the group “pushed the bill after a victim’s co-worker  researched the details of her assault in court files. The victim later realized,  to her horror, that anyone could look up court files on criminal cases,  including sex crimes.”

Read more at the Daily Caller

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