Abortion Activist Nancy Keenan Bashes John McCain at Democratic Convention
by Steven Ertelt
August 25, 2008
Denver, CO (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocates have such a tight grip on the Democratic Party that not one — but two — heads of pro-abortion groups received a prime time speaking slot. NARAL president Nancy Keenan followed on the heels of the party unanimously approving its pro-abortion platform and lashed out at John McCain.
Keenan said she was "honored to be at this historic convention where delegates will nominate Barack Obama as the next pro-choice president."
"Im proud to say that my party — the Democratic Party — is united behind and supports a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion," she added, apparently not knowing the "safe" language has been removed from the platform.
Hearkening to the flowery language in the platform to hide its pro-abortion views, Keenan said the Democratic Party stands with women who choose adoptions or choose to continue their pregnancies.
She spent most of her time trashing John McCain.
"On the other side if John McCain, who has voted to ban abortion with no exceptions for the victims of incest of rape," she said. "He has embraced a Republican Party platform that calls for outlawing abortion in all cases with no exception."
Much of Keenan’s criticism centered on issues other than abortion, and she blasted McCain for supported voting against children’s health care, or medical care for low-income women — though she provided no details to back her claims.
Keenan also hit McCain on his support for abstinence education and claimed he was indoctrinating students with erroneous information.
"These questions matter as this historic election coincides with the thirty-fifth anniversary of Roe v. Wade," she said. "The Supreme Court is at an ideological tipping point and the next president decides Roe’s fate."
"John McCain has spent 25 years in Washington opposing [abortion] and pledges to appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade," Keenan concluded.
She urged support for abortion to protect abortion now and into the future.
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