Whoppi Goldberg Wrongfully Says John McCain Flip-Flopped on Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
July 31, 2008
Hollywood, CA (LifeNews.com) — The ladies on The View are back in the limelight again and this time its longtime pro-abortion activist Whoopi Goldberg who makes headlines. The actress and national Planned Parenthood board member is getting heat from a media watchdog who says she wrongly claimed John McCain flip-flopped on abortion.
The criticism comes just after co-host Sherri Shepherd admitted that she has had numerous abortions.
On the Thursday edition of the television program, the conversation gravitated towards politics and the hosts debated which candidate changes his position more — McCain or pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama.
Justin McCarthy writes on the Media Research Center blog Newsbusters that, ‘Goldberg claimed McCain flipped on abortion, or as Whoopi calls it, ‘a womans right to choose.’"
Goldberg said, referring to McCain: "He did believe that a womans right to choose was on. He did not feel that, that was something that should have gone away. And now he has changed his mind."
McCarthy says "Whoopi asserted McCain once supported abortion rights but no longer does not," but she needs to do a little research.
"Perhaps Whoopi should check her own facts for, according to one of Whoopis favorite organizations, the National Abortion Rights Action League, NARAL, McCain was very hostile to their agenda," he explained.
In a recent attack on McCain NARAL indicated: "During his four years in the House, then-Rep. McCain cast 11 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues. Ten of these votes were anti-choice. In the Senate, Sen. McCain has cast 119 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues, 115 of which were anti-choice."
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