Pro-Life Group: Devastating Abortion Consequences if Obama Beats McCain

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 26, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Group: Devastating Abortion Consequences if Obama Beats McCain

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 26
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A pro-life group that works within the Republican Party to keep it pro-life says there are monumental pro-life reasons that have nothing to do with partisanship that make it imperative for the pro-life movement to make sure John McCain becomes the next president instead of Barack Obama.

The Republican National Coalition for Life sent a statement over the weekend supporting McCain and highlighting the ways in which abortion would be promoted endlessly under an Obama administration.

"Any hope for a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade will be lost," if Obama wins, the group said. "The Freedom of Choice Act will be signed into law eliminating 35 years of laws that have restricted and regulated the practice of abortion."

The ability to render the Supreme Court pro-abortion for decades is exacerbated by abortion advocates controlling Congress in addition to potentially running the White House.

"If the Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will no doubt be filled by a liberal who passes Obama’s pro-abortion litmus test. In addition, we can expect the same criteria to apply to every vacant federal bench throughout his term, which could number in the hundreds," the pro-life group explained.

The RNC for Life group said Obama would start on day one of his presidency advocating abortion by making taxpayers fund abortions both in the United States and abroad.

"He would very likely offer legislation to eliminate the Hyde Amendment which protects taxpaying citizens from being forced to pay for abortions through Medicaid," the pro-life group said of Obama’s plans. "Abortion will be covered in his proposed national health care plan. The Mexico City Policy, which bars taxpayer funding of organizations that perform or promote abortions in foreign countries, would be eliminated."

Under an Obama administration, the RNC for Life group says taxpayer funding of the UNFPA would be restored even though the group is involved in promoting the China family planning policy that prohibits more than one child and involves forced abortions and sterilizations.

The pro-life group also challenged pro-life advocates who support third party candidates to switch their allegiance to McCain, saying he and pro-life running mate Sarah Palin are the only ones to have any real shot at stopping Obama.

"Regardless of the fact that other presidential candidates are on the ballot in various states, only John McCain and Sarah Palin or Barack Obama and Joe Biden have a chance of winning the election," the pro-life organization told

"When you cast your precious vote, please consider the consequences to the pro-life cause," it concluded.

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