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Pro-life groups choose McCain (Wisconsin Right To Life Leader)
Washington Times ^ | 2/18/08

Posted on 02/18/2008 6:26:34 AM PST by Mr. Brightside

"He is pro-life in his heart of hearts, in my opinion," said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican and a pro-life movement leader, who said Mr. McCain's commitment stretches back across decades of votes in the House and Senate.

"When you contrast him with the alternative and you think about such things as Supreme Court appointments, McCain is a far better choice," said Barbara L. Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life, an organization that took Mr. McCain all the way to the Supreme Court over his campaign-finance laws, and won.

"From my perspective, I see him as someone we can enthusiastically support, and I look forward to his getting elected," Mr. Jakubczyk (president of Arizona Right to Life) said, adding they have endorsed Mr. McCain every time he has run in Arizona.

"I have been on the campaign trail, I have been at meetings with him, I have been at organization and party gatherings, the issue with him is very clear that he's pro-life," (Jan Brewer, Arizona Secretary of State) said.

For Matt Salmon, a strong pro-life advocate and former congressman from Arizona, there's no doubt where Mr. McCain comes down.

"I have been with John McCain through thick and thin. This is a man I truly believe in, and I could not be as supportive as I am if I thought there was any ounce of equivocation," he said.

Mr. Salmon said that was solidified during his 1994 campaign for Congress when he was the only pro-life candidate in a crowded field of Republicans. "He endorsed me in that primary, and he told me the reason he did was because of my pro-life stance," Mr. Salmon said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: mccain; nrlc; prolifevote; wi2008
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1 posted on 02/18/2008 6:26:35 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Amen.


2 posted on 02/18/2008 6:28:41 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Mr. Brightside

So do Pro Amnesty and Pro close Gitmo and give them lawyers groups.


3 posted on 02/18/2008 6:31:13 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Heart of hearts, supreme court appointments, I think I’m going to be sick. Is this what we have to look forward to in the months ahead?


4 posted on 02/18/2008 6:31:40 AM PST by claudiustg (We're Whiggin' out!)
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To: claudiustg

Steven and Ginsberg may retire this term.

I am not expecting a Clarence Thomas appointmet from McCain.

If the best we get are a couple of young Sandra Day O’Connors, that is a LOT better than getting two young liberals.


5 posted on 02/18/2008 6:35:02 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside
BTW - If he's so pro life, why did he PERSONALLY file a brief to keep a right to life group from showing the anti abortion stuff before an election?

I don't remember the exact particulars, but your Mr. Wonderful was kissing Ted Kennedy's or some other deocRAT's ass and did that.

6 posted on 02/18/2008 6:37:26 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

Doesn’t matter. McQueeg can’t win and can switch parties after the election.


7 posted on 02/18/2008 6:39:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (Just call me M.O.M. (Maverick Opposed to McCain.))
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To: Slump Tester

I do not agree with McCain on that, but for your information the original CFR law was to keep ALL “special interest groups” from doing that before an election.

It did not single out Right to Lifers.


8 posted on 02/18/2008 6:44:27 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside

WRTL? John really did some work.

BTW, Bill went off on some pro-lifers. Tell me if you smell set-up by their campaign or O’s.

http://lucianne.com/threads2.asp?artnum=386372

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XfmJeIJpns


9 posted on 02/18/2008 6:45:12 AM PST by AliVeritas ( (To err is human, but to really screw up it takes the Berkeley City Council))
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To: Mr. Brightside

John McCain 2008 President who is on the side of the Unborn!


10 posted on 02/18/2008 6:46:12 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: claudiustg
Is this what we have to look forward to in the months ahead?

Yes, people sacrificing their principles to try to prop up a candidate not worthy of the sacrifice.

11 posted on 02/18/2008 6:49:08 AM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: Ingtar

Yeah, Rep. Cris Smith has no principles.

/sarc


12 posted on 02/18/2008 6:50:55 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside
"He is pro-life in his heart of hearts, in my opinion," said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican and a pro-life movement leader,

McCain quoted during an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle in 1999.

" I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations."
13 posted on 02/18/2008 7:24:43 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Slump Tester

>>>If he’s so pro life, why did he PERSONALLY file a brief to keep a right to life group from showing the anti abortion stuff before an election?<<<

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“Senator McCain was not a party to the dispute between Wisconsin Right to Life and the Federal Election Commission. .... Kathryn’s law professor correspondent very helpfully pronounces that “Whether one approves of the campaign finance law or not, it affects pro-life and pro-choice groups in precisely the same way.”

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OTQ0NDJjN2ZmNmYzZGFiNDIwOGFlYWMyODcxZjQxNTk=


14 posted on 02/18/2008 7:27:39 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Man50D

And who is YOUR pro-life candidate?


15 posted on 02/18/2008 7:30:17 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Man50D

NARAL gives McCain a voting record of ZERO to FOUR percent.

Right to Life gives him over 70 percent.

Where would we be if ALL of Congress voted as pro-life as John McCain?


16 posted on 02/18/2008 7:32:23 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside
And who is YOUR pro-life candidate?

Duncan Hunter. He will be my write in candidate.
17 posted on 02/18/2008 7:37:50 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
NARAL gives McCain a voting record of ZERO to FOUR percent.

Having to choose between what McCain has actually said and done and some groups who makes up some arbitrary subjective rating, I'll take the later every time.
18 posted on 02/18/2008 7:40:40 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

Great , you write-in Hunter...and we’ll get Obama...I wonder what his NARAL rating is?

The unborn are not pleased by your decision.


19 posted on 02/18/2008 7:43:38 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Man50D
Having to choose between what McCain has actually said and done

What McCain HAS DONE for the pro-life movement has been to be a strong and solid pro-life vote for 30 years. (embryonic stem cell and CFR exceptions noted).

I wish all in Congress had a pro-life voting record as strong as McCain, don't you?

20 posted on 02/18/2008 7:43:58 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Man50D

What will you do when Duncan Hunter endorses John McCain?


21 posted on 02/18/2008 7:44:39 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside

If opposing abortion is a dear issue to your heart (as it is to mine), then John McCain is your candidate for this election. If NARAL gave him a 96% pro-life rating, there has to be something right about this guy!


22 posted on 02/18/2008 7:45:59 AM PST by No Dems 2004 (No Dems in 2008 either)
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To: Mr. Brightside

What will you do when Duncan Hunter endorses John McCain?
__________________

Lol...Game...set...match.


23 posted on 02/18/2008 7:47:02 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Mr. Brightside

“If the best we get are a couple of young Sandra Day O’Connors, that is a LOT better than getting two young liberals.”

True, but John McCain is very likely to appoint someone to the right of O’Connor or Kennedy. The GOP learned its lesson the hard way. Expect the GOP to fight like the Dickens if McCain appoints anything less than an Alito or Roberts!


24 posted on 02/18/2008 7:47:49 AM PST by No Dems 2004 (No Dems in 2008 either)
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To: Mr. Brightside

So....Does this mean that we are supposed to be single issue voters now?????


25 posted on 02/18/2008 8:30:25 AM PST by fishnsoldier
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To: Tulane
Great , you write-in Hunter...and we’ll get Obama...I wonder what his NARAL rating is?

You may get a Socialist from the Democrat party because the GOP thinks offering a Socialist from the Republican party will expand the voter base to appease those who are not Conservative all for the sake winning an election. It is a losing strategy because the result will be a Socialist in the White House regardless of the party and the irony of having the very type of President whose endorses the very ideology you oppose.

The unborn are not pleased by your decision.

All those who were aborted because McCain supports upholding Roe v Wade will unfortunately never know the difference or have the right to choose a candidate.
26 posted on 02/18/2008 10:17:33 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I wish all in Congress had a pro-life voting record as strong as McCain, don't you?

I wish he didn't support Roe V Wade as he stated in his interview with the San Francsico Chronicle in 1999.
27 posted on 02/18/2008 10:19:24 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
What will you do when Duncan Hunter endorses John McCain?

Hunter isn't the only Conservative. I will always vote for a Conservative. It's amazing those of you who so vehemently support a Socialist don't understand that concept.
28 posted on 02/18/2008 10:23:11 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Wrong decision. McCain is hardly pro life. He certainly has no problem with illegal aliens killing Americans nor with our soldiers dying overseas - just as long as they do not protect the borders. McCain lies so much - is a sociopath or does he suffer from delusions?
29 posted on 02/18/2008 10:23:20 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Mr. Brightside; Elvina; ConservativeTrucker; SavannahJake; PaulZe; AKA Elena; Oshkalaboomboom; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

30 posted on 02/18/2008 10:24:14 AM PST by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: Man50D

“Duncan Hunter. He will be my write in candidate.”

Then you and the other .000000101% of the electorate who vote for him should be very happy...


31 posted on 02/18/2008 10:26:04 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: Dante3
McCain is hardly pro life.

NARAL and Right to Life disagree with you.

32 posted on 02/18/2008 10:40:48 AM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: TitansAFC; meandog; onyx; MARTIAL MONK; Kuksool; freespirited; furquhart; mossyoaks; ...
The McCain List.
Common sense conservatism

33 posted on 02/18/2008 10:50:12 AM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
How John McCain Threatens the Pro-Life Cause By Douglas Johnson NRLC Legislative Director

More YOUTUBE - McCain On Abortion (UH OH! YouTube Has a Video of Him in 1999)

McCain and Stem Cell Research Round-up

34 posted on 02/18/2008 12:34:20 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

So what pro-life candidate do YOU support for president?

And what are his chances of winning? (A 100 percent Right to Life rating times ZERO percent chance of winning is still ZERO).


35 posted on 02/18/2008 12:40:36 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: TigersEye

Co-founder of National Right to Life Endorses McCain
Dr. Carolyn Gerster:

“John McCain is the most qualified candidate and has a consistent and principled pro-life record,” said Dr. Gerster. “He has spent his career standing up for human rights and he will continue to do so as president. John McCain will nominate judges who understand the sanctity of human life, and firmly believes that courts should not be legislating from the bench. John McCain has the conviction, strengths, and experience to serve as commander in chief from day one and that is why he has my vote.”

http://race42008.com/2008/01/18/co-founder-of-national-right-to-life-endorses-mccain/


36 posted on 02/18/2008 12:47:01 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside
In years past McCain voted my way in land use issues as well.

Too bad he seemed to take a left turn somewhere.

you can whine and snivel about mccain/feingold, and all the rest of the mcinsane BravoSierra but the old geezer with T-rex arms is still our best choice

BY FAR

37 posted on 02/18/2008 6:43:26 PM PST by KTM rider (Why cut off your nose to spite your face, when you can just hold it instead)
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"So what pro-life candidate do YOU support for president? And what are his chances of winning? (A 100 percent Right to Life rating times ZERO percent chance of winning is still ZERO). "

I'm sure a lot of proud FReepers, would like to take credit for McCain losing (especially hoping he'd lose the primary), and rightly so.

But on the other hand it would be a million times worse to have Obama as leader of the free world.

I disagree about the zero, are you taking big money bets ?

38 posted on 02/18/2008 6:51:44 PM PST by KTM rider (Why cut off your nose to spite your face, when you can just hold it instead)
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To: tcrlaf
Then you and the other .000000101% of the electorate who vote for him should be very happy...

When McCain loses, I don't want to hear any of this "thanks to all you cut-and-run conservatives who stayed home" crapola in November.

BEFORE THE ELECTION:

"Ha! Go ahead you purist conservatives and write-in your extreme right-winger! You're not the majority anyway!"

AFTER THE ELECTION:

"WAAA! WAAAH! Why couldn't you purists vote for our RINO?"

39 posted on 02/18/2008 6:56:50 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Mr. Brightside
What will you do when Duncan Hunter endorses John McCain?

Uh, Hunter endorsed the Huckster there pal.

40 posted on 02/18/2008 6:57:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The election is not over Sherlock.


41 posted on 02/18/2008 6:59:35 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: KTM rider

My point is that if someone has a 100 percent prolife voting record, and a ZERO chance of winning the election, he will lose... guaranteed.


42 posted on 02/18/2008 7:03:23 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside
If the best we get are a couple of young Sandra Day O’Connors, that is a LOT better than getting two young liberals.

Sandra Day O'Connor was an absolutely horrible Supreme Court Justice, and McCain would undoubtedly appoint judges just as destructive to the country's cultural fabric as she was.

Thus, it is worse than pointless for social conservatives to vote for McCain.

43 posted on 03/06/2008 12:53:07 PM PST by Mr. Ion
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You have the pattern down pat. Expect it again.


44 posted on 03/06/2008 12:54:37 PM PST by Mr. Ion
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To: Mr. Brightside

Good. Now it won’t be an issue when he pulls pro-life out of the platofrm.


45 posted on 03/06/2008 12:56:45 PM PST by nickcarraway (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me)
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To: OPS4
McCain is not pro-life. Just read his comments from 1999, when he stated his opposition to overturning Roe vs. Wade.

That is the real John McCain.

He has been fronting for 9 years since in order to get the Republican presidential nomination that he just secured.

46 posted on 03/06/2008 12:57:27 PM PST by Mr. Ion
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To: Mr. Ion

Yeah. Social conservatives should vote for Obama. /sarc


47 posted on 03/06/2008 1:12:06 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: nickcarraway

Right to Life has endorsed him in every election because of his pro life voting record.

McCain is not pulling out the pro-life plank. He could not do it even if he wanted to.


48 posted on 03/06/2008 1:13:57 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Ion
McCain is not pro-life. Just read his comments from 1999...He has been fronting for 9 years since in order to get the Republican presidential nomination that he just secured.

McCain is pro life. Over the last THREE DECADES he has accumulated very high rating with Right to Life and a ZERO percent voting record with NARAL.

49 posted on 03/06/2008 1:16:16 PM PST by Mr. Brightside ( Ronald Reagan Would Back McCain - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970504/posts)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Right to Life has endorsed him in every election because of his pro life voting record.

They did? I seem to remember NRLC endorsing Bush in 2000, not McCain. McCain sought to weken pro-life in the platform in 2000. He attacked Bush in the 2000 primary for being pro-life. He's often disparaged pro-lifers, talked about how the party needs to get rid of them, and how lack of abortion is a threat to women. He's told reporters and staffers he doesn't feel strongly about abortion- he just needs to pander because he's a Republican. Don't take my word for it, the NRLC's Executive Director said this: http://www.nrlc.org/news/2000/NRL02/doug.html

In a McCain GOP, pro-life issues will be DOA.

50 posted on 03/06/2008 1:38:47 PM PST by nickcarraway (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me)
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