From 2001 to 2003, Barack Obama was the only state Senator to speak out against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act of Illinois. He was afraid that giving protection to some babies would extend to all other babies in danger of an abortion. However, this was proven to be an empty excuse because when an amendment was introduced to assure that the bill would not extend to any other babies except those that had been born alive during an abortion attempt, he, as chairman of the committee in charge of the bill, prevented the amendment from being voted upon.
Even Hillary voted to grant this tiny slice of protection to infants born alive during an abortion. There was a 98-0 vote in the Senate in 2002.