Pro-Abortion Group Calls John McCain’s Abortion Opposition "Best Kept Secret"

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 13, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 13
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A leading pro-abortion group says John McCain’s position against abortion the "best-kept secret in politics" and continued to attack the likely Republican nominee. NARAL president Nancy Keenan sent a fundraising letter to her group’s supporters on Wednesday and urged them to make his pro-life views more well known.

"You want some straight talk? John McCain, the Republican nominee for president, is anti-choice – period," Keenan starts off the letter.

"But thanks to a well-cultivated, media-abetted "maverick" image, McCain’s anti-choice record is the best-kept secret in politics," Keenan adds.

"The fact is, during a quarter century in Congress, Sen. McCain has shown nothing but contempt," for abortion, she explained. "Funding for discredited Bush "abstinence-only" programs – he’s for it. Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court – he’s for them."

Ultimately, Keenan worries that unsuspecting voters who support her group’s position that all abortions should remain legal and funded with taxpayer dollars won’t found out about McCain’s views until it’s too late.

"Many Americans – including Republican and Independent pro-choice women who will be this fall’s swing voters – have no idea about McCain’s unapologetic opposition to legal abortion," she said.

Keenan said that’s why NARAL is trying to reach 327,001 people with the message that McCain thinks unborn children should be protected form becoming victims of abortion.

That’s the number of people Keenan claims NARAL convinced to vote against pro-life candidates during the 2006 elections, plus one.

"This campaign will be hard-fought, and we need the pro-choice majority to be armed with all the facts when they vote this fall," Keenan said.

"The election may be several months away, but a pro-choice victory in November depends on early mobilization and telling the truth. We need to start now if we’re going to unmask the Real McCain," Keenan concluded.