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Prominent Pro-Life Group Backs McCain (National Right-To-Life Committee)
The Christian Post ^ | April 9, 2008 | Alexander J. Sheffrin

Posted on 04/10/2008 11:42:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest and most influential pro-life organization, has announced the “unanimous” decision by its board of directors to back Republican presidential hopeful John McCain.

The decision by NRLC’s board of directors to support the Arizona senator in his bid for the presidency was first made known in a report by LifeNews.com, an independent news agency that “reaches more than 250,000 pro-life advocates each week.”

NRLC’s position was later confirmed in an email to The Christian Post, which also received a copy of the passed resolution.

“Be it resolved that National Right to Life supports Senator John McCain for election as President of the United States and strongly opposes both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and urges all pro-life citizens to do likewise,” the statement reads.

Though NRLC has butt heads with McCain in the past – mostly over his stances on embryonic stem cell research and campaign finance reform – the organization noted that his pro-life record was overall consistent, favorable, and markedly different when compared to Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton.

"Senator John McCain has consistently taken a strong pro-life position against abortion, has a strong pro-life voting record against abortion and opposes Roe v. Wade,” the group said.

Obama and Clinton, in contrast, had voting records on abortion that were unacceptable and “100 percent pro-abortion,” NRLC noted.

“Both contenders for the Democratic nomination, Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton, have strong positions and voting records in favor of abortion on demand and strongly support the appointment of only U.S. Supreme Court Justices who favor Roe v. Wade,” the group stated.

According to NRLC, supporting Senator McCain over any alternative candidate was a matter of “perfect sense,” and told LifeNews.com that it would work to inform voters of the crucial differences between McCain and his opponents.

Though the Arizona senator has often battled with more conservative wings of his party on issues of immigration, same-sex “marriage,” and abortion, McCain has modified his stances recently on a number of issues in order to court more support for his candidacy in November’s upcoming presidential race.

Most recently, despite voting in the past in support of embryonic stem cell research, Senator McCain has indicated that he would be opposed to processes that involve the destruction of human life.

The National Right to Life Committee, which was first founded in 1973 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion in all 50 states, has affiliates in all 50 states with over 3,000 local chapters.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; abortion; elections; mccain; nrlc; prolife; prolifevote
What other choice did they have? Obama and Hillary are both in NARAL, NOW and Planned Parenthood's pockets.
1 posted on 04/10/2008 11:42:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What other choice did they have?

They could have whined about life being unfair, and endorsed a 3rd party. NRTL is a group of adults possessing common sense. I agree with them.

2 posted on 04/11/2008 12:14:14 AM PDT by Once-Ler (If one' definition of socialism encompasse 99% of elected officials, then I assert it has no meaning)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is ironic though that McCain was trashed by NRL in the 2000 primary cycle for McCain-Feingold, the bill that took away NRL’s abililty to talk about candidates before elections.

NRL backed George W. Bush to the hilt (the annointed insider candidate of 2000) then Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law.

NRL parked its national support for Fred Thompson last fall with some state affiliates going for Huckabee.

NRL always supports political insiders but they would have looked like hypocrites to have endorsed McCain last fall since they trashed him over McCain-Feingold.

I think the Thompson endorsement was a ploy to stay out until McCain could win, now they can endorse by saying what everyone is saying, “What choice do we have?”

3 posted on 04/11/2008 12:31:07 AM PDT by Nextrush (MCCAIN, OBAMA, CLINTON......WHAT A CHOICE?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pro-choice or no-choice that’s it. They should have a backbone and express from a staunch position that none of the candidates are acceptable. THE TRUTH! When you vote for or endorse a person whose core values(or lack thereof) you disagree with, then you have made yourself forever complicit in the acts of that persons tenure and violated your own conscience.


4 posted on 04/11/2008 12:56:56 AM PDT by MitziRene
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To: MitziRene

We will get one of them..I will go for McCain because the alternatives are so horrible.


5 posted on 04/11/2008 1:29:28 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: cpforlife.org; Coleus; cgk; narses; MHGinTN; 8mmMauser; Gabz; wagglebee; little jeremiah; ...
PING!
6 posted on 04/11/2008 1:54:59 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bump!


7 posted on 04/11/2008 3:35:33 AM PDT by W04Man (OUR TROOPS DESERVE A QUALIFIED CIC....... http:Vets4McCain.com.... sign the Roll Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


8 posted on 04/11/2008 3:37:47 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: MitziRene

McCain is NOT pro-choice.

THE TRUTH is that National Right to Lfe has endorsed John McCain in EVERY senatorial election.

This 2008 presidential endorsement was a no-brainer.


9 posted on 04/11/2008 5:11:53 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: W04Man

Well, The abortion issue is important, of course, but there is very little a conservative president can do. Best case appoint judges that overturns Roe, since most legislation is challenged under Roe. There is some budget manuvers of course. But the role of the federal government is and should be limited.

However when it comes to the economy the president is amazingly powerful and McCain is a disaster. He is a de facto socialist.


10 posted on 04/11/2008 5:39:18 AM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Nextrush

They supported Thompson when that made sense and they support McCain now, and that makes sense. Big deal


11 posted on 04/11/2008 8:00:44 AM PDT by ansel12 (This cult stuff is grossing me out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad he supports abortion in the form of Embryonic Stem Cell research.

Abortion is Abortion is Abortion.

His hands are not clean in this matter.


12 posted on 04/11/2008 10:07:51 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: Sunnyflorida
However when it comes to the economy the president is amazingly powerful and McCain is a disaster. He is a de facto socialist.

He'll be a far sight better than EITHER Obama or Her Heinous!

13 posted on 04/11/2008 11:21:00 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Ms Q, What is worse: being shot between the eyes with a .45, .44 or .357?

We’re screwed - anyway you slice it.


14 posted on 04/11/2008 12:01:09 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: SoConPubbie; 2ndDivisionVet

The other problem besides the moral aspect is Embryonic Stem Cell Research is not necesary or scientifically useful. Most of the useful Stem Cell Research is on adult cells. Plus there is no federal ban on ESCR. And even if we were to support ESCR, it should be done with private money, by companies not the government, using private risk capital.

McCain does not get science or economics.

McCain’s ignorance backs him into all kinds of socialist decisions.


15 posted on 04/11/2008 12:05:49 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida
You can give up, if you like, but I'd prefer NOT to have another 4 or 8 years of Democrats in charge of the government. There is WAY too much at stake that wasn't known in 1992, the last time I heard the comment, "It can't get any worse, so why not vote third party. It doesn't matter if the Democrat wins." Because of that attitude, we got increased Islamic terrorism, from the WTC attack in 1993, culminating in the attacks on 9/11.

We are also at a point, with the Supreme Court, where we have a good shot at turning back some of the liberal idiocy of the last 30 years, and by not voting at all, or voting third party, we'd be allowing people like Lawrence Tribe on the Supremes. I don't believe that John McCain would be selecting barking moonbats for the Court.

16 posted on 04/11/2008 2:08:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Wake up america

1) McCain is a democrat. He is only running as a Republican
2) McCain’s judges will be approved by the gang of 14 and his boy Schumer. Some suggested Rudman.
3) McCain is incapable of fighting the WOT
4) He is a de facto socialist.
5) Worst of al, he is not smart.


17 posted on 04/11/2008 4:31:40 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: SuziQ

We will never win the WOT if we treat the terrorists as if they are captured conscripts from the 3rd Panzer Division. We need to ring their necks until they squeak like a rubber ducky.

McCain wants them to get lawyers.

Actually he wants them to be transferred to Ft Leavenworth. He is too dense to realize this means the ACLU.


18 posted on 04/11/2008 4:40:11 PM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: Sunnyflorida

McCain was never my guy, but I’d MUCH prefer him, who would have Republicans running Departments and agencies in DC to either of the Marxist the Dems. are running. You talk about coddle the terrorists!


19 posted on 04/11/2008 9:55:39 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sunnyflorida

Hogwash! All of it.


20 posted on 04/11/2008 9:57:59 PM PDT by Once-Ler (If 99% of elected officials fall into your definition of socialism, then give up. You lost already.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anybody take the National Right to Life seriously anymore? FAILED LEADERSHIP on the Pro-Life Issue should go right after their name.

Did I forget to mention... candidates don’t get nominated until the convention... this year that’s in Septerber... that’s over 4 1/2 months away.


21 posted on 04/12/2008 10:40:02 AM PDT by MMolloy
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To: MMolloy
Welcome to Free Republic! Yes, the convention is months away, but Senator McCain has the requisite primary delegates to be nominated on the first ballot, unlike Obama or Hillary.
22 posted on 04/12/2008 11:03:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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