Top Pro-Abortion Group Emily’s List Endorses Barack Obama for President

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 6, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Top Pro-Abortion Group Emily’s List Endorses Barack Obama for President

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 6
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — Another top pro-abortion group says it’s in Barack Obama’s corner in his battle for the White House against John McCain. Emily’s List released a statement today saying it is behind Obama now that he has virtually wrapped up the Democratic nomination.

Ellen R. Malcolm, the president of the group, released a statement today saying she supports the pro-abortion senator.

"Now that the primaries have concluded, I wholeheartedly congratulate Sen. Barack Obama. He has inspired millions of Americans and shown that he is more than ready to take on Sen. John McCain," she said.

"The differences between Sens. Obama and McCain dwarf the nuanced policy differences between Obama and Clinton," she added. "We can never forget what John McCain stands for: a steadfast determination to overturn Roe vs. Wade."

"I know that EMILY’s List members, like all Democrats, will be unified in our determination to undo the damage created by George W. Bush and the Republicans," she added. "I am confident that our party will come together to take the White House in November."

Emily’s List had endorsed Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party and it condemned fellow abortion advocates NARAL when the latter group came out in support of Obama just weeks ago.

Malcolm’s group, also ran advertisements against Obama during the primaries that upset Planned Parenthood and other abortion activists who know Obama is just as pro-abortion as Clinton.

Malcolm displayed that affection for Clinton in the statement, that read more like a farewell message for Clinton than an endorsement of Obama.

Ultimately, Malcolm admitted she knows Clinton "will use that power to help Democrats, including Sen. Obama, win."

During the primary campaign, Obama came under criticism from Ramona Oliver, communications director for EMILY’s List, who complained he is all flash and no substance and that he wouldn’t do as well if he were a woman.

"All of the substance, all of the work, all of the policies, all of the accomplishments probably don’t come off as flashy," she says of the comparison between Clinton’s image and Obama’s.