Bruce Springsteen Campaigns for Obama, Promotes Abortion

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 19, 2012   |   1:49PM   |   Washington, DC

Rock singer Bruce Springsteen not only campaigned for pro-abortion President Barack Obama on Thursday, but he specifically touted abortion as the reason why.

“The Boss” headlined his first campaign event for Obama, after campaigning for him in the 2008 election. After Bill Clinton introduced him as “the coolest guy I ever met,” Springsteen talked for a few minutes about politics before launching into an acoustic set. The set included “Forward, and Away We Go,” a song inspired by Obama’s campaign slogan, “Forward.”

“It was an evening when you could feel the locked doors of the past finally being blown open to new possibilities. But then comes a hard daily struggle to make those possibilities real,” Springsteen said of his campaigning for Obama in 2008.

Then, the singer talked about abortion:  “I came here today because I’m thankful for universal health care, the lack of which was for so long an embarrassment to our country; I’m thankful for a more regulated Wall Street; I’m thankful GM is still making cars… I’m here today because I’m concerned about women’s rights. I don’t have to tell you the dangers to Roe v. Wade under our opponent’s policies.”