Matthew 25 Network’s Christian Radio Ads Mislead Voters on Obama, Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
October 27, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A national group that has routinely misled evangelical Christian voters on Barack Obama’s pro-abortion position is running a last-minute set of ads on Christian radio stations hope to mislead voters into thinking Obama’s views are compatable with Christian values.
The set of radio ads includes one featuring clips from an Obama speech in a church setting where the pro-abortion candidate describes his Christian faith and Jesus as his "hope."
A second features Catholic attorney Douglas Kmiec, who claims to be pro-life but recently said America should settle for legal abortions. He has been frequently rebuked by pro-life leaders and Catholics for ignoring the extreme pro-abortion positions Obama takes.
"Can you be pro-life and vote for Senator Obama," Kmiec asks in the opening of the ad. "As I lay out in a new book, the answer is unequivocally, yes."
Kmiec claims that it’s not enough to be pro-life on the issue of Supreme Court judges, even though the high court has held the fate of legal abortions in its hands for 35 years and could keep unlimited abortions legal throughout pregnancy for another 35 if Obama becomes president.
Kmiec claims Obama has a "bottom-up, faith based approach" that will provide pre-natal care, pregnancy support and adoption for pregnant women and that that approach will "drastically reduce the number abortions."
However, Obama has no tangible plan on his web site, nor has he discussed any such plan during the presidential campaign. In fact, Obama voted in the Senate against an amendment to extend the SCHIP program to pregnant women and unborn children who are below poverty.
In the Matthew 25 Network commercial, Kmiec distorts the record by claiming John McCain has voted against health care for poor women and children when the senator supported the pro-woman amendment Obama voted against.
The final ad features former Congressman Tony Hall who says Obama will support "the least of these." Despite Hall’s kind words for Obama and support for his economic policies, Hall admitted last week that Obama is "not pro-life on abortion."
The Matthew 25 Network has run ads throughout the campaign to deceive Christian voters on Obama and it earned the organization a response from a top pro-life group.
The Family Research Council ran ads earlier this month challenging the organization’s contentions and showing how Obama will sign a bill that would overturn pro-life laws nationwide.
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