Leading Pro-Abortion Group Continues Attack on John McCain on Abortion, Birth Control

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 3, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Leading Pro-Abortion Group Continues Attack on John McCain on Abortion, Birth Control

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 3
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Leading pro-abortion group NARAL is continuing its attacks on John McCain in the latest fundraising email sent to its donors and the attacks focus on abortion and birth control. NARAL, which has already endorsed pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama, says McCain is unfit to be president because he opposes abortion.

“Please join NARAL Pro-Choice America immediately and help us ensure that the anti-choice, anti-birth control candidate, John McCain, does not become president,” NARAL president Nancy Keenan says in the fundraising missive.

Keenan highlighted a recent poll the organization conducted showing Republican and independent women were more likely to oppose McCain after hearing about his pro-life voting record on abortion.

She said the group needs money to take the message to top battleground states.

“It’s critical that we contact the almost 200,000 pro-choice women we identified in 2004 and 2006 in battleground states who will be this year’s swing voters and tell them about the threats to choice we can expect if John McCain picks up where George W. Bush left off,” Keenan explained.

However, pro-life advocates say conservative Democrats, Catholic voters and others will come around to supporting McCain when they learn Obama supports limitless abortion paid for at taxpayer expense and has opposed any kinds of sensible limits on abortions.

Knowing that pro-life presidential candidates have enjoyed an advantage on the issue of abortion, NARAL is attempting to expand the reasons for opposing McCain by getting more women and independent voters to support Obama.

To accomplish the task, the pro-abortion group is going after McCain on votes he’s made on birth control and women’s reproductive and other health care.

Keenan claims McCain is against a woman’s access to birth control and voted more than 20 times to block it, though she provided no details about those votes or her claims about his position.

She also claimed McCain opposes health care coverage for women and voted to eliminate Title X “and deny millions of women basic health-care services ranging from birth control to breast cancer screenings.”

While NARAL will attack McCain on abortion and other topics, pro-life groups will point out Obama’s votes to fund abortions with public money, his stance against bills to protect infants who are born alive after a botched abortion, and his promise to sign into law a bill that would erase all of the pro-life laws across the country.

“It’s very hard to be more pro-abortion than Hillary Clinton, but Barack Obama has managed to do it,” says National Right to Life executive director David O’Steen.

NARAL is continuing its efforts to recruit 73 new members every week until election day honoring the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.

Since then, there have been approximately 50 million abortions and countless millions of women who have become victims as well.

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