Christian Group’s Ad Says Barack Obama Would be The Abortion President
by Steven Ertelt
July 7, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A Christian political organization is launching a new campaign with mailings and advertisements saying Barack Obama would become "The Abortion President" if elected in November. The Christian Defense Coalition is focusing on Obama’s position in favor of forcing taxpayers to fund abortions.
The pro-life group plans a news conference on Tuesday at the Hart Senate Office Building, where Obama’s Senate office is located.
In a statement sent to LifeNews.com, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, the organization’s director, says Obama brings Americans "doublespeak" when he talks about change but wants to promote abortions further.
"One of his top priorities as President would be protecting abortion rights and even expanding them," he said. "If elected, Senator Obama would become ‘The Abortion President,’ with the most extremist policies on abortion of any President in history."
"Senator Obama’s views on abortion are so radical that he even wants American citizens to pay for them. This would include Catholics, Evangelicals and all people of faith," Mahoney adds.
Mahoney said his group would be working diligently over the next few months before the November election to educate pro-life voters and those who have a moderate position on abortion about how Obama takes an extreme position on abortion.
"This is not a candidate who is concerned about social justice, hope and equality," Mahoney says. "Rather, this is candidate who will continue the violence and pain of abortion and refuse to end this tragic war against America’s women and children."
The mailings and ads the group plans to conduct includes an image of Uncle Sam with the words, "I want you to pay for abortions."
The image calls Obama the "Abortion President" and includes the Illinois senator’s face overlaid on top of the traditional image of the American caricature.
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