Pro-Life Group Challenges Matthew 25 Network on Obama, Abortion Reduction
by Steven Ertelt
October 14, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life group that launched a new set of radio ads yesterday that show how presidential candidate Barack Obama will sign a bill that would overturn pro-life laws nationwide is challenging another group that supports Obama and claims he favors reducing abortions.
The Family Research Council ads discuss the so-called Freedom of Choice Act, a measure that would make a new national law allowing abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason.
It would go further by overturning the abortion limits in all 50 states and Obama told Planned Parenthood last July that he would make signing the bill his first action as president.
FRC officials told LifeNews.com on Tuesday that the ads are not only meant to expose Obama’s position favoring unlimited abortions but to take on the Matthew 25 Network.
That’s the organization run by a Democratic activists that recently launched a web site falsely claiming Obama is pro-life.
FRC president Tony Perkins tells LifeNews.com that its new ad campaign "is a response to the Matthew 25 initiative, which sought to mislead voters and downplay Obama’s extreme pro-abortion views."
"The radio ads will target Christian radio stations that earlier this year carried the Matthew 25 campaign," he added.
Perkins says he hopes the ads will educate voters about Obama’s pro-abortion positions and undo his attempts, and those by the mainstream media, to cover them up.
"Senator Barack Obama has done his best to hide his radical views from voters," Perkins said.
He explained: "Four times as an Illinois legislator, he voted against laws that would have ensured equal medical care for babies that survive an abortion attempt. At the Saddleback forum, he stated that when to protect a baby’s life is ‘above his paygrade.’"
"Last year, when he addressed Planned Parenthood he declared that his ‘first act‘ as President would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) into law," he added. "This ad campaign will spotlight Senator Obama’s radical pledge to Planned Parenthood."
Perkins concluded: "The FOCA Act would make partial-birth abortion legal again, repeal all parental notice laws on abortion, provide unlimited tax funding of abortion. For most Americans, these issues are settled but not for Senator Obama."
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