Pro-Abortion Group Worried John McCain’s Presidential Bid Succeeding

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 18, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion Group Worried John McCain’s Presidential Bid Succeeding

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 18
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A leading pro-abortion group is beginning to run scared and sent an email to its membership on Friday pleading for donations because it worries John McCain’s candidacy is succeeding. NARAL says having McCain and his views against abortion in the White House would be a "disaster" for abortion activists.

"McCain’s candidacy is growing stronger since he’s become the Republican nominee for president," NARAL president Nancy Keenan admits in the email.

"You and I know there’s nothing moderate about John McCain when it comes to a woman’s right to choose," she says.

Keenan said she hopes her members will "take the next step" in their commitment to abortion by signing up other donors.

The money is needed to help NARAL "have a steady, reliable revenue stream, month after month to plan long-term strategies as John McCain tries to sneak into the White House posing as a moderate."

"Make no mistake. The consequences of a McCain presidency would be disastrous," Keenan says.

"Our next president may appoint two Supreme Court Justices, dramatically changing the make-up of the Court [and] the future of Roe v. Wade," Keenan said. "We cannot allow John McCain to be that president."

According to NARAL, McCain has already voted against abortion 125 times out of 130 opportunities since 1983.

The group is also upset that McCain voted for Supreme Justice Clarence Thomas and nominee Robert Bork — both of whom want to overturn Roe — as well as Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, whom pro-life advocates hope will be the third and fourth votes to reverse the pro-abortion decision.

NARAL also blasts McCain for supporting abstinence-only education programs.