Skip to comments.Republicans for Choice endorses McCain
Posted on 02/06/2008 8:45:03 AM PST by westmichman
Republicans for Choice Endorses McCain By Penny Starr CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer February 06, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - The Republicans for Choice Political Action Committee has endorsed John McCain (R-Ariz.), saying he is the best candidate now that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is out of the presidential race.
The Republicans for Choice PAC supports Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and also wants the Human Life Amendment removed from the plank of the Republican Party.
Republicans for Choice founder and Chairwoman Ann E.W. Stone told Cybercast News Service that McCain's pro-life position wasn't an issue.
"(McCain) is (pro-life), but it's not at the top of his agenda, not like Huckabee or the born-again Romney," Stone said. "He's shown his willingness to reach across the party, and we look forward to those discussions."
Another Republican pro-abortion group, however, has not endorsed McCain or any other Republican presidential candidate.
"We only endorse pro-choice Republicans," Jennifer Stockman, co-chairwoman of the Republican Majority for Choice, told Cybercast News Service, adding that her organization felt it was too soon to endorse Rudy Giuliani, who left the race after placing a distant third behind McCain and Mitt Romney in the Florida primary.
Stockman said that in a campaign where candidates are vying for the title of "true conservative," nods by pro-abortion groups might not even be welcomed.
"Our endorsement, quite frankly, wouldn't help anyone in the primary," Stockman said.
Colleen Parro, executive director of the Republican National Coalition for Life, said the endorsement should make some Republicans uncomfortable.
"My first thought was how embarrassing for the pro-lifers who have signed on for McCain," Parro said.
Another pro-life group, Democrats for Life of America, said they can't find a candidate to endorse.
"None of the candidates fit our criteria," Kristen Day, executive director of DFLA, told Cybercast News Service. "If we were to endorse Obama or Clinton, it would ruin our credibility.
"We are focused on the pro-life Democrats who are running for Congress, the U.S. Senate and in local races across the country."
The DLFA did not endorse Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the 2004 election.
Here’s one for the McCaniacs.
Republicans for Choice... kinda like Jews for Jesus.
GOP delenda est.
I’ve met some “Jews for Jesus”. No different than “Dutchmen for Jesus”.
This ought to make him even better for the Huck supporters.
John is pro-life; just not at the top of his list; so what? The important element is judgeships, and I’d rather have him than Hillary or Obama choosing them.
That picture and your comment pretty much sums up my feelings also.
Vote for Hillary, and you can have a picture of a dead country, literally.
And the Log Packin'...err...Cabin Republicans.
Sorry for the repost then. I should have checked first.
Yep! We’ll have two liberal parties now. The media can be happy and focus entirely on the horse race aspects, race, gender, and other such matters in all future campaigns, without having to worry that a conservative might win.
Shouldn’t that say “Republicans in Name Only” Endorse John McCain?
“Vote for Hillary, and you can have a picture of a dead country, literally.”
The drumbeat starts......if you don’t vote for McCain, we’re gonna get Hillary. Not working this time.
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