Obama Ad Slams McCain on Abortion

3 09 2008

Politico is reporting that the Obama campaign has launched a radio ad that slams McCain on abortion, saying that he wants to ban abortion.

“Let me tell you: If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk. That’s why this election is so important,” says the nurse-practitioner who narrates Obama’s ad. “John McCain’s out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That’s what women need to understand. That’s how high the stakes are.”

Um, what about the millions of children’s lives that Roe V. Wade has already taken? The “pro-choice” crowd always seems to forget the inconvenient truth that abortion ends the life of an innocent human being. Instead, they try to make it only about the woman and her right to choose.

McCain needs to hit back and detail how extreme Obama’s views on abortion really are. Give the details on what the Illinois Born Alive bill that Obama voted against was trying to prevent. Give the details on what the Partial Birth Abortion bill that Obama voted against was trying to end. If mainstream America is reminded again of what abortion really is and it is associated with Obama, I think many people will see how extreme he is.


GOP Adopts Unconditional Stance Against Abortion

3 09 2008

The Christian Post is reporting that the Republican Party adopted a tougher stance on abortion for its platform than Senator McCain had wanted.

The GOP document (see page 52), which is nonbinding, does not provide exceptions allowing abortion in cases of rape, incest or where a mother’s life would be in danger — all favored by McCain. The Arizona senator’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, opposes abortion in all cases, consistent with the platform.

Steven Spruiell details some other differences between the Platform and McCain’s positions.

A Breakdown of Planned Parenthood’s Comments

1 09 2008

The Practicing Catholic has an excellent breakdown of Planned Parenthood’s reaction to McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as VP.

[PP president] Richards called the naming of a pro-life woman to the ticket “heartbreaking news” after an “inspiring” week at the Democratic convention that saw Democratic delegates officially nominate pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama and his pro-abortion running mmate Joe Biden. [I’ll tell you what makes my heart break: thinking of the millions of people who should be here but aren’t, many of them who would be my age right now. Not to mention the people who have to live with it afterwards: mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, our whole society.]

Laura Ingraham Ensures McCain Hears Pro-Life Stance

21 08 2008

LifeNews.com is reporting about the interview that conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham had with Senator John McCain. During that interview, she made sure he understood that true conservatives want him to select someone who has a pro-life record as his running mate.

“How could you consider selecting someone who opposed the federal partial birth abortion ban and was one of the eleven original cosponsors of the radical freedom of choice act as your vice-president?” Ingraham said of Lieberman.

Ingraham then took the opportunity to make her case, saying “from the conservative perspective we are literally imploring you to not turn your back on your great pro-life record over decades now.”

McCain heard about the abortion issue again in the town hall when a voter asked about whether he would pick a pro-life running mate. Another, according to the Washington Post, worried he would select someone who would “cause us to want to stay home.”

“I will nominate a person to be vice president, my running mate, who shares my principles, my values and my priorities,” McCain said to loud applause.