by Steven Ertelt
March 18, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading abortion advocacy group has launched a new web site attacking presidential candidate John McCain and saying it exposes his "real record" on abortion. NARAL president Nancy Keenan has gone after McCain over the last few weeks saying her supporters don’t all know that McCain opposes abortion.
The new web site is an effort to get pro-abortion voters to "meet the real McCain," Keenan told donors Tuesday in an email LifeNews.com received.
"Since he’s so fond of ‘straight talk,’ let’s be blunt – John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, is staunchly, rigidly, undeniably anti-choice," Keenan said.
"But to hear the media and absorb the conventional wisdom, you’d never know it," she worried. "It’s time we strip off the ‘maverick’ disguise and reveal the anti-choice stalwart beneath – the real McCain."
Keenan says the new web site has already received visits from over 12,000 people but she is hoping for 327,001 to visit. That’s the number of people her group says it reached during the 2006 Congressional elections.
Using war-like rhetoric, the NARAL president said the web site is important to "arm" abortion advocates — including pro-choice Republican and Independent women — with the facts about John McCain."
Keenan also repeated her attacks on McCain’s positions, saying he should be opposed by abortion advocates because he supports abstinence education for teenagers and voted for Supreme Court nominees John Roberts, and Samuel Alito — whom pro-life advocates hope will provide the third and fourth votes to overturn Roe v. Wade.
"You know McCain’s campaign wants to keep this record a secret so he won’t lose moderate voters. Well, that’s too bad because we’re getting the word out now," Keenan wrote in her email asking for funds to promote the web site.
In fact, the McCain campaign has already begun a public outreach to persuade pro-life voters to support his candidacy.