Pro-Life Movie Star Eduardo Verastegui Backs John McCain Over Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 17, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Movie Star Eduardo Verastegui Backs John McCain Over Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 17
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Eduardo Verastegui, the Hispanic heartthrob and star of the movie Bella, that resonated with millions of pro-life Americans last year, has endorsed John McCain. Verastegui says McCain is head and shoulders better on abortion issues than Barack Obama.

"John McCain is the only candidate for president that shares my values of life," Verastegui said in a statement LifeNews.com received. "He truly recognizes that we are all God’s children."

"John McCain is someone we can trust to do what is right and follow through on what he says — as opposed to Barack Obama, who does not share our traditional values of defending innocent life," the Hispanic actor and singer added.

Verastegui pointed to McCain’s prisoner of war experience and love of family as compatible with pro-life and Latino values.

"During his personal experience as a POW in Vietnam, McCain renewed and strengthened his faith," he said. "His resolve serves as a reminder to us all that we must vote our values and our conscience, and not vote simply by party."

Verastegui, who recently released a video talking about the problems of Obama’s extreme pro-abortion position, says Obama "lacks experience and judgment and would stand for values that are out of step with the Hispanic community and this country."

"Although I seldom thrust myself into political campaigns, I recognize the stakes and that it’s most important that we put our values first and support John McCain," the Bella star concluded.

Verastegui will put his money where his mouth is and he will talk about his values and announce his endorsement of John McCain during some upcoming events. He will also hold a series of private events and meetings to drum up support for John McCain and Sarah Palin in the Hispanic and faith based communities.

In the Obama video, a version of which YouTube pulled from its servers, Verástegui, says Obama is out of step with the overwhelming majority of Hispanics who are pro-life.

He says Obama “voted on several occasions against a law to protect babies who survived an abortion and were born alive."

Verástegui describes the bill Obama said he would make his first signature as president, the Freedom of Choice Act, that makes legal all abortions throughout pregnancy and overturns every abortion limit in all 50 states.

“Obama is committed to removing all the pro-life laws that in many states currently offer protection to unborn babies and their mothers. Mr. Obama does not agree that the parents of a 13 year-old girl who is pregnant should be notified before she has an abortion,” he explains.

“Obama is more interested in maintaining the legality of abortion than in the well-being of the babies, children and families of this country. Let us unite and do something to defend life at every stage, from conception to natural death,” he adds.

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