Pro-Life Group Urges Indiana Voters to Oppose Pro-Abortion Barack Obama
by Steven Ertelt
May 6, 2008
Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — A leading national pro-life group has made thousands of phone calls across the Indiana to ask Hoosiers to oppose Barack Obama. National Right to Life’s phone calling campaign has some political observers saying they think the leading pro-life group believes Obama will be the eventual Democratic nominee.
Indiana is the site of another primary battle today between Obama and his pro-abortion rival Hillary Clinton.
"Barack Obama has said that his first act as President would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act," the calls say. "Please do not vote for Barack Obama."
National Right to Life says the extreme bill "would enshrine abortion on demand into federal law and would require tax funding of abortion. This bill would legalize partial birth abortion again."
"Barack Obama even voted against saving the lives of babies who survive late term abortion," the calls add — noting his actions to prevent an Illinois bill from becoming law that would provide medical care for newborns who survive botched abortions.
While Clinton and Obama may split Indiana and North Carolina today, and while the primary election will likely continue into June, it appears Obama may have an insurmountable delegate lead — even when superdelegates come into play.
That may be the reason National Right to Life is beginning to go after Obama to prevent the hardcore abortion advocate from becoming the next president. Educating voters now could help prevent his election in November.
The Obama campaign released a statement from former Indiana Rep. Tim Roemer in response to the educational Right to Life calls.
Roemer is pro-life and voted consistently against abortion as a Congressman but he’s upset pro-life advocates by endorsing Obama, who has a 100% pro-abortion voting record.
"National Right to Life is running these calls because they know that Senator Clinton will be the easier Democrat to run against in the general election," Roemer claimed.
"As a pro-life Catholic Democrat, one of the main reasons I endorsed Barack Obama is because he approaches issues from a non-ideological standpoint, and on issues like abortion, he deeply respects the views of folks on the other side of the argument," Roemer added.
However, pro-life advocates point out Obama’s speech at a Planned Parenthood forum last year — in which he pledged to do the abortion businesses’ bidding — as proof otherwise.