Skip to comments.Barack Obama Slams John McCain For Opposing Abortion, Activist Judges
Posted on 07/10/2008 11:07:56 AM PDT by wagglebee
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With pro-life advocates and John McCain's campaign criticizing his position in favor of unlimited abortions, Barack Obama struck back on Thursday. The Illinois senator put forward an absolutist position in favor of abortion and attacked McCain for wanting judges who don't make law from the bench.
"I will never back down in defending a woman's right to choose," Obama said at a breakfast fundraiser with an internal campaign group called "Women for Obama."
"That's what's at stake," Obama added, referring to control of the Supreme Court and whether abortion will remain legal and without limits for another 35 years.
"Senator McCain has made it abundantly clear that he wants to appoint justices like Roberts and Alito -- and that he hopes to see Roe overturned," Obama said, according to an AP report. "I stand by my votes against confirming Justices Roberts and Alito."
Obama is campaigning with his half sister and pro-abortion former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and orchestrating events with women voters who may have supported his formal rival and are upset that he secured the nomination.
During the event, Obama promised to adopt Clinton's position in favor of abortion and promote it as president.
However, Clinton admitted that, for some of her former presidential backers, it may be difficult to get behind Obama in the general election.
"I understand how challenging it is to turn on a dime, to say, 'Close that chapter now, we're on to the next chapter,'" she said. "It is a process, it does take time for people to just take a deep breath and go forward."
Yesterday, the head of a pro-life women's group said Obama's record on abortion is extreme and that it wouldn't go over well with either women or American voters in general.
Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser pointed out how, last week, Obama was trying to make his absolutist position look better.
"Barack Obama knows his extreme record on abortion doesn't resonate with everyday American voters, so now he's trying to soften his image," Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com.
"It won't work. From his active opposition to the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act to his support for the radical Freedom of Choice Act, Barack Obama is anything but moderate on abortion," she said.
She explained that, "Obama's abortion-friendly voting record shows his commitment to abortion on-demand, at any time, for any reason, funded by American taxpayers."
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Obama doing the work of Osama.
Any Catholic who now votes for him is defying all that our faith teaches.
“I will never back down in defending a woman’s right to choose,” Obama said...
That pretty much sums it up.
Wow he really seems to be out to help the black families. Wouldn’t that demon Margaret Sanger be proud!
“Women’s right to choose”
The biggest red herring in history.
This is what I like about Obama. He stands up for who he really is for all to see - A proud defender of EVIL!!!
there, fixed it...
Well here is one position he won’t waffle on.
Hell. That’s nothing. Mr. Obama voted for post birth abortion as an Illinois state senator. Yes, you read that right. He voted “present” (no) when it came to protecting babies who survived an abortion.
What a Christian.
We HAVE to stop Obama and if the cure’s name is John McCain, so be it!!!
Someone send that to Doug Kmiec. What the hell is he thinking?
That’s right Obama! First you come out with your flip-flops that land you in support of Bush’s policies and now you are highlighting McCain as a Conservative.
McCain ain't a cure per se, but he can be the ointment that provides some relief from itchy nuts.