Pro-Abortion Group Says John McCain Will Appoint Pro-Life Supreme Court Judges

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 4, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 4
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A leading pro-abortion group is convinced eventual Republican presidential candidate John McCain will appoint pro-life Supreme Court judges. Those judicial picks could tilt the balance of the high court in favor of reversing the Roe v. Wade decision that has allowed 35 years of unlimited abortions.

In a fundraising email sent to supporters on Friday, NARAL political director Elizabeth Shipp says the group needs more money to get that message out.

"The next president of the United States will likely appoint two Supreme Court Justices. Sen. John McCain voted to confirm Justices Thomas, Roberts, and Alito," Shipp writes.

Justice Clarence Thomas has already indicated he will vote to overturn Roe and pro-life advocates believe Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito will join him and Justice Antonin Scalia in doing so someday.

Shipp also worries that McCain goes further than opposing abortion.

"But he’s not just anti-choice….he’s anti-birth control! Sen. McCain has never cosponsored or supported legislation that would prevent unintended pregnancy or reduce the need for abortion," Shipp claims.

"We can’t let John McCain become our next president," she concludes.

The group hopes to persuade 1.23 million pro-abortion Republican and independent women voters to support either of the pro-abortion Democratic candidates over McCain.

McCain has called for reversing Roe and has a 97% pro-life voting record on abortion issues, according to NARAL.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, both strongly support abortion and have pledged to appoint judges who will keep it legal another 35 years.

They have both voted against modest abortion limits like not funding abortions with tax dollars, promoting parental involvement on teen abortions, and opposing bans on partial-birth abortions.