March 16, 2008


McCain is a good friend to the unborn (Robert P. George, 3/16/08, Philadelphia Inquirer)

[M]cCain's pro-life record as a whole is very strong. It is not the record of a politician hostile to the pro-life cause or generally unreliable on pro-life issues. He may have been led astray on stem-cell research - but he did co-sponsor Sen. Sam Brownback's bill prohibiting the creation of embryos by cloning for purposes of research in which they are killed. Contrast his position with those of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Both bitterly oppose the Brownback cloning ban and support the funding of embryo-destroying human cloning with taxpayer dollars. [...]

The next president will name several hundred federal judges, probably including two or more Supreme Court justices. Sen. McCain has pledged to nominate judges who will faithfully interpret the Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and he has made clear that he thinks Justices Roberts and Alito are good models. Sens. Clinton or Obama, by contrast, would be certain - I repeat, certain - to nominate judges and justices who reject this view of the judge's role, and who are deeply committed to maintaining the regime of judicially mandated abortion on demand.

Moreover, McCain would uphold, and Clinton or Obama would overturn, crucial pro-life policies enacted by Republican Congresses or sustained by President Bush in recent years. For instance, the so-called Mexico City policy, first put in place by President Reagan to make sure taxpayer funds are not be used to promote or pay for abortions, would be preserved by a President McCain, but would be immediately reversed by a President Clinton or Obama. Bill Clinton overturned the policy during his first week in office; President Bush reinstated it. This is a clear point of difference, with many tiny human lives hanging in the balance.

Similarly, some key pro-life provisions in each year's federal budget would be in grave danger if a Democratic president and Congress were producing the budget: Amendments prohibiting the use of federal dollars to fund abortion (the Hyde amendment), to support international organizations involved in coercive abortion programs (the Kemp-Kasten amendment), to discriminate against health professionals who refuse to perform abortions (the Hyde-Weldon amendment), to fund abortions through the federal employee insurance program (the Smith amendment), to issue patents on human embryos (the Weldon amendment), and other crucial provisions will all be in peril if John McCain is defeated. Every pro-life citizen needs to think about that in considering what to do on Election Day.

And there is more. A Clinton or Obama administration would lead a jihad against the key pro-life legislative achievements of the last decade, including the partial-birth abortion ban, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (which forbids the heinous practice of killing or failing to administer life-saving care to babies who survive attempted abortions and are born alive), and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. McCain supported all these initiatives and would work to protect them from a hostile Democratic Congress.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 16, 2008 8:10 AM

Let's see: Vote Democrat, surrender in the GWOT, lose your guns, and while you're at it, go to Hell as an aider and abettor of the Kindermord What a great deal!

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 16, 2008 9:18 AM