Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney Back Bush on Abortion, Pro-Life Judges

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 27, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney Back Bush on Abortion, Pro-Life Judges

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 27, 2004

Kennewick, WA (LifeNews.com) — President George W. Bush may be taking a break from the campaign trail during the Democratic convention, but Vice-President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne are actively backing the president while abortion advocates in Boston criticize Bush.

Campaigning for pro-life candidates in the Pacific Northwest, Vice-President Cheney said Senators John Kerry and John Edwards have done an injustice to the federal judicial system by blocking so many of President Bush’s pro-life nominees for federal courts.

What the Democratic candidates "are doing in the Senate is simply outrageous," Cheney said.

He also said abortion advocates in the Senate used "obstructionist tactics" to block four "sensible, mainstream nominees."

Aside from voting to block pro-life nominees to the federal bench, Kerry has said he will appoint only abortion advocates who will uphold the Roe v. Wade decision to federal courts.

Meanwhile, Lynne Cheney was in Oregon and backed President Bush’s record against abortion in a speech to Republican leaders there.

She told the audience that President Bush "reflects the values that have always been important to Americans," according to an Associated Press report.

"This president is so strong supporting those values. He has from the beginning supported the culture of life and rejected the brutal practice of partial birth abortion," she said.

Cheney criticized Kerry and Edwards for their "reliable but terrible votes against banning partial birth abortion."