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  • Kerry defends abortion on Hispanic television network

    10/30/2004 9:51:53 AM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 42 replies · 1,016+ views
    catholicnewsagency. ^ | 10/30/2004 | N/A
    WASHINGTON DC, USA, Oct. 29, 2004 (CNA) - In a brief interview with the Hispanic television network Univision, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry justified his support for abortion by saying the act is a decision between “the woman, God and her doctor.” Kerry’s response to the question was eliminated from the transcript of the interview which Univision posted on its website. Nevertheless, the response was included in the televised version as millions of Hispanics tuned in. After speaking on Iraq, eventual immigration reform and the economy, reporter Maria Elena Salinas said, “Some sectors of the Catholic Church are concerned because...
  • Abortion is Turning Democrats Off to Kerry

    10/18/2004 4:41:03 PM PDT · by topher · 97 replies · 2,514+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | Oct 17-23, 2004 | Tim Drake
    [This is only available now in hard copy, and I cannot post but a few of the critical paragraphs.] WASHINGTON -- A new revelation by National Right to Life is timed to hurt John Kerry's standing with Catholic voters like Larry Arceneaux. Arceneneaux is a dyed-in-the-wool southern Democrat from Houma, La., who represents a vote that Kerry has seen slip from his grasp: the Catholic Democrat. When he heard National Right to Life's revelation that the top partial-birth abortion moneymakers were contributors to Kerry's campaign, Arceneaux was saddened by not surpriesed. The abortion issue was one of many that forced...
  • Will the silence of most Bishops help elect a Pres. candidate who promotes procured abortion...

    10/17/2004 1:18:14 AM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 34 replies · 551+ views
    RenewAmerica.us ^ | October 15, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Will the silence of most U.S. Catholic Bishops help elect a Presidential candidate... who promotes procured abortion and supports same-sex marriage? Barbara Kralis Barbara Kralis October 15, 2004 Sixty million U.S. Catholic laity is scandalized and confused by the refusal of most Bishops to dutifully govern and correct pro-abortion candidates. The Democrat Presidential candidate, John Kerry, proclaimed recently to all Americans that he is a 'faithful Catholic' in good standing, yet promised that if elected: "I will not overturn Roe v Wade; I will not appoint judges hostile to 'choice;' I will allow poor women to have free abortions;...
  • How John Kerry and the Democrats spin minds out of focus: "parental notification":

    10/16/2004 9:07:17 PM PDT · by Jim_Curtis · 4 replies · 472+ views
    "I'm not going to require a 16- or 17-year-old kid who's been raped by her father and who's pregnant to notify her father. So you've got to have a judicial intervention. And because they didn't have a judicial intervention where she could go somewhere to get help I voted against it. It's never quite as simple as the president wants you to believe."
  • Planned Parenthood Unveils TV Ads Backing John Kerry on Abortion

    10/16/2004 12:33:47 PM PDT · by nwrep · 45 replies · 2,345+ views
    LifeNews ^ | October 16, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) -- The political arm of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business, today unveiled its initial television advertising campaign on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Two different television ads will appear on cable television stations in Minneapolis and other large cities in eight key battleground states. They target single women -- voters that the abortion advocacy group and believes are more receptive to Kerry's pro-abortion views. The $1 million dollar television campaign features 30-second ads that will run on stations such as MTV, TBS and USA through election day. Actress Helen Hunt appears in the...
  • John Kerry's strange respect (abortion)

    10/15/2004 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 1,012+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 15 October 2004 | Rich Lowry
    John Kerry won't fight for his own beliefs -- by his own admission. Every time one of the debates with President Bush turned to social issues, Kerry sank knee-deep into a mire created by his need to pose as a kind of cultural conservative, although one who would never dare effect any socially conservative legislation. Asked at the Arizona debate about Catholic bishops who say it would be a sin to vote for a candidate who, like Kerry, supports unlimited abortion and the destruction of human embryos for research purposes, Kerry said: "I completely respect their views. I am a...
  • Bush-Kerry Debates: The Baby Murder/Abortion Question

    10/15/2004 2:38:49 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 30 replies · 709+ views
    CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS FOR LIFE ^ | 10-15-04 | Kevin Jeanfreau
    Below is the Transcript of the second to last question of the town hall debate from Friday 10-7, and the related question from the final debate of 10-13. The questions were related to the murder--dismemberment of innocent children in the womb, more commonly know by the pain-free euphemism of abortion. The questions were first directed to John Kerry. For his entire career in the US Senate John Kerry has vigorously supported and defended the abortion industry’s bloody war of terror on children waiting to be born. His record is clear. Yet with a straight face Kerry flip flopped all over...
  • Article of Faith

    10/14/2004 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Pfesser · 10 replies · 962+ views
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2004, 9:59 a.m. | By Mark Brumley
    Kerry says faith affects his other positions, so why not abortion? If you're an informed Catholic who watched the third presidential debate you have to be wondering what, exactly, John Kerry was talking about when it comes to abortion. Asked by moderator Bob Schieffer about unnamed Catholic archbishops who are telling people it's a sin for them to vote for candidates like Kerry because of their support for abortion rights and embryonic-stem-cell research, Kerry rambled on about respecting the bishops' views but disagreeing with them. That was hard enough to follow. Then came the kicker: "I believe that I can't...
  • The Evolution of Senator Kerry on Abortion: 1972-2004

    10/14/2004 1:15:19 PM PDT · by cgk · 25 replies · 4,205+ views
    Various | 10-14-04 (compiled) | John Kerry
    The Evolution of John Kerry's Litmus Test: Personal, Political.. and in his own words. How a man went from opposing abortion in personal "belief", to disagreeing, but respecting those "views." John Kerry, 1972: Lowell Sun, MA newspaper interview.Washington Post: Kerry: "Between a woman, her conscience and her doctor" "On abortion, I myself, by belief and upbringing, am opposed to abortion but as a legislator, as one who is called on to pass a law, I would find it very difficult to legislate on something God himself has not seen fit to make clear to all the people on this earth....
  • Kerry accepting 'blood money'? 3 infamous partial-birth abortionists give cash to Democrat

    10/12/2004 2:55:35 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 498+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004
    Three abortion doctors who specialize in partial-birth abortions – two of whom actually advertise their willingness to perform the grisly procedure – are all contributors to John Kerry's presidential campaign. George Tiller and Warren Hern may be the only two abortionists in the U.S. who openly advertise that they perform third-trimester abortions, writes Douglas Johnson in the Weekly Standard. Johnson is legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee. The third doctor is Martin Haskell. Together, the three have contributed a total of $7,000 to help put Kerry in the White House. "These contributions are worth scrutinizing because of...
  • Navigating abortion's gray zone: Bush trumpts Kerry on question of taxpayer funding

    10/12/2004 2:40:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 764+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | Tod Lindberg
    You could have knocked me over with a feather, but what was George W. Bush's best moment in the town hall debate on Friday? Why, his answer to the question on taxpayer funding of abortion, that's what. The question was asked by audience member Sarah Degenhart, whom I mention because she deserves credit for eliciting a rare moment of genuineness and spontaneity from these overprogrammed debate formats (and kudos to moderator Charles Gibson for including it). It had edge: "Senator Kerry, suppose you are speaking with a voter who believed abortion is murder and the voter asked for reassurance that...
  • Zot?? I may have to vote for John Kerry

    10/09/2004 7:07:25 PM PDT · by Culvermerc · 57 replies · 875+ views
    After last nights debate, I may have to vote for John Kerry. Given John Kerry's statement on Federally Funded Abortion were he stated that every U.S. citizen should be provided anything in the U.S. Constitution that they can not otherwise afford by the Federal Government. Given that the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives us the Right to Bare Arms and I can not afford any; John Kerry's plan will provide me a gun at TaxPayers expense. Wooo hooo.
  • John Kerry and Partial Birth Abortion

    10/09/2004 1:53:32 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 98 replies · 3,460+ views
    Debates | 10-9-04 | my favorite headache
    John Kerry did something last night that has opened this election up into a new realm that has been largely ignored. His stance on Partial Birth Abortion. Pope John Kerry tried to spin his views on the question on whether or not as President if he would use ANY tax dollars to fund anything to do with Abortion. This was clearly a Kerry/Deer In The Headlights moment if there ever was one. Kerry tried to come off like he was a responsible Catholic. One who understood and respected the woman's emotions on the matter. A Divorced Catholic who has nothing...
  • ** Kerry and the DNC Jihad on Catholics and Protestants **

    10/09/2004 9:08:29 AM PDT · by woodb01 · 60 replies · 918+ views
    For this first time that I can remember during this presidential campaign, John Kerry made one, and I repeat only one absolutely clear point --, he supports abortion. He supports it when it means puncturing a partially born baby's skull and cutting it to pieces to remove the nearly birthed baby. He supports criminally induced abortions forced upon a woman in a criminal act against her will--, without the criminal having to have any further consequences for killing a child in the womb that a woman *wants* to have. So much for "choice." When asked if he would support abortions...
  • Kerry has lost the election with his Abortion answer! Game Over.

    10/08/2004 7:27:16 PM PDT · by funeralcom · 11 replies · 555+ views
    Kerry has lost the election with his Abortion answer! Game Over.
  • It’s About Abortion, Stupid

    09/28/2004 3:34:49 PM PDT · by sitetest · 48 replies · 876+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | September 28, 2004 | Melinda Henneberger
    And other moral issues. Why John Kerry has trouble making the moral argumentWEB EXCLUSIVE By Melinda Henneberger Newsweek Updated: 2:08 p.m. ET Sept. 24, 2004Sept. 23 - The Democrats are likely to lose the Catholic vote in November—and John Kerry could well lose the election as a result. It’s about abortion, stupid. And “choice,” make no mistake, is killing the Democratic Party. A recent Zogby poll shows that in key battleground states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, Catholic voters are far more likely than the general public to vote for President George W. Bush over Kerry. In...
  • John Kerry Hides His Position on Abortion, West Virginia Newspaper Says

    09/28/2004 6:18:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,568+ views
    Life News ^ | September 27, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Wheeling, WV (LifeNews.com) -- A leading newspaper in the key presidential battleground state of West Virginia says Democratic nominee John Kerry, who backs abortion, is misleading the voters there. The Wheeling News-Register says Kerry "doesn't seem to be able to provide a straight answer to a simple question." The pro-abortion candidate is attempting to conceal his views, the newspaper alleges, "because Kerry wants voters to see in him what they want to see, regardless of how he really stands on important issues."In its editorial, the Wheeling newspaper cites Kerry's response to a questionnaire from the Associated Press as example of...
  • Poll Shows John Kerry's Lead Among Women Slipping, Abortion Cited

    09/25/2004 7:41:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 51 replies · 1,077+ views
    Life News ^ | 20 September 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    A new poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times shows pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry losing his lead among women voters to President Bush. Though abortion advocates want him to place more emphasis on his position in favor of abortion, Kerry's decline could be because women are less interested in backing abortion than in years past. A Gallop poll released last week shows Kerry leading Bush among women voters by a 50 to 46 percent margin. That's down from the 15 point lead Kerry held in a similar June poll and lower than the 11 point margin Al Gore...
  • It’s About Abortion, Stupid (Why John Kerry has trouble on moral issues)

    09/23/2004 2:13:35 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 26 replies · 858+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | Sep 23, 04 | Melinda Henneberger
    Sept. 23 - The Democrats are likely to lose the Catholic vote in November—and John Kerry could well lose the election as a result. It’s about abortion, stupid. And “choice,” make no mistake, is killing the Democratic Party....[snip]see last Sunday’s New York Times story FOR MANY IN MISSOURI, PICKING A PRESIDENT IS MORE A MATTER OF VALUES THAN POLICY. It begins with the tale of Tom Ampleman, “a blue-collar union member who lives … just outside St. Louis, says he voted for Bill Clinton twice and then Al Gore, but … is now grappling with deep religious misgivings about the...
  • 1 page comparison, Bush vs. Kerry on pro-life issues

    09/22/2004 7:43:55 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 442+ views
    This is a great piece you can print and distribute in your church!! This is a 1 page PDF file. Click here for English versionClick here for Spanish version
  • Your Eminence, what's there to study? Pat Buchanan yearns for bishop to stand up

    07/07/2004 12:07:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 47 replies · 1,127+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2004 | Pat Buchanan
    "I oppose abortion personally. ... I believe life does begin at conception." So said John Kerry last week in Iowa. Remarkable. If Kerry believes life begins at conception, he must concede that each time he has voted to fund abortions, he has voted to fund the killing of human beings. And voting to uphold Clinton's veto of the partial-birth abortion ban, Kerry voted against sparing tiny human beings from an excruciating form of execution. How does John Kerry reconcile this? "I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or...
  • On abortion, Kerry speaks inconsistently, always votes same

    09/17/2004 2:11:37 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 9/17/04 | Don Parker
    EXCERPTS FROM recent media interviews show that Presidential candidate John Kerry is extremely uncomfortable answering questions on the issue of abortion. Perhaps Kerry is concerned that what he calls “my Catholic belief, my article of faith,” conflicts with what NARAL Pro-Choice America calls his 100 percent pro-choice voting record. Or maybe Kerry is uncomfortable talking about abortion because the swing states that will decide the election happen to be pro-life states and that leaves Kerry with one of the biggest dilemmas of his campaign. How Kerry tries to navigate this dilemma is fascinating to watch. It even provides a good...
  • Kerry's abortion logic is flawed (From the College Front)

    08/26/2004 11:32:07 AM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 11 replies · 371+ views
    The Crimson White (U. Alabama) ^ | 8/25/04 | Marlin Caddell
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- If you love having the choice to suck your baby's brains out but don't want the hassle of feeling guilty for murdering a child, then John Kerry has the solution for you. With the wonderful art of semantics, Kerry has now done the impossible. He has combined the pro-life and pro-murder positions in one package. What incredible intelligence Kerry must have to so easily rectify the bottomless chasm that separates these two positions. On July 22, Kerry gave an interview with ABC news anchor Peter Jennings in which he provided the American people with the most beautiful,...
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Ban(Kerry voted NO) AMA:"third-trimester abortions..generally not necessary"

    08/19/2004 12:31:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies · 292+ views
    Bill Number: S 3 Date: 10/21/2003 Roll Call Number: 402 Vote to pass a bill banning a medical procedure, which is commonly known as "partial-birth" abortion. The procedure would be allowed only in cases in which a woman's life is in danger, not for cases where a woman's health is in danger. Senator John Forbes Kerry voted NO.
  • Democrats can 'do better' on abortion

    08/19/2004 12:18:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 381+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 19, 2004 | Paul J. Contino
    LOS ANGELES - "We can do better. And help is on the way." When I heard that refrain in Sen. John F. Kerry's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, it reminded me of why I am a Democrat at heart. In my lifetime, the Democratic Party has stood consistently on the side of the poor, the weak, the vulnerable. But I have not cast my vote for a Democratic presidential candidate in 12 years because the Democrats have refused to extend their protection to the weakest and most vulnerable - unborn children. Given the terrible number of abortions that...
  • John Kerry’s Self-contradictory Statements on Abortion

    08/09/2004 7:59:46 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 4 replies · 368+ views
    The New American ^ | Week of 8/9/04
    Presidential candidate John Kerry turned a few heads on July 4, when he told the Dubuque, Iowa Telegraph Herald the following: "I oppose abortion, personally. I don’t like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception.... I can’t take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist. We have separation of church and state in the United States of America." The statement by Senator Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who has long supported legalized abortion, means one of several possibilities is true: • Sen. Kerry fully understands that abortion is...
  • Kerry’s stance on abortion is illogical

    08/11/2004 6:07:05 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 16 replies · 461+ views
    mndaily.com ^ | August 11, 2004 | Bryan R. Freeman
    n July 22, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., explained his position on abortion to ABC news anchor Peter Jennings. A close look at Kerry’s stance leaves voters with two rational conclusions. Either Kerry is too weak to stand against what he views as the destruction of innocent life or he is a straight-faced liar pandering to moderate Catholic voters. Both options are problematic and should cause Minnesota voters to reject him. In the interview Kerry confirmed his belief life begins at conception. He stated he is “not pro-abortion” and “there are huge moral implications” that accompany a woman’s decision. Simultaneously, he...
  • If You Believe Life Begins At Conception, How Do You Allow For Abortion?

    08/06/2004 6:22:14 AM PDT · by dukeman · 48 replies · 784+ views
    WORLD Magazine ^ | 8/7/04 | Gene Edward Veith
    Hearts of stone Millions of Americans accept that life begins at conception and still support legalized abortion John Kerry says that life begins at conception. He says that while he would not dream of imposing his beliefs on anyone else, he remains at heart a good Roman Catholic and agrees with his church’s teachings about when life begins. But he still supports all abortions, even partial-birth abortions. If he believed that a fetus is just a clump of cells, then support for abortion makes sense. That belief is wrong, based on a perhaps willful ignorance of medical science and common...
  • John Kerry Sidesteps Abortion Comment, Says Unborn a "Form of Life"

    08/03/2004 7:11:04 PM PDT · by miltonim · 52 replies · 1,259+ views
    LifeNews ^ | Newburgh, NY August 2, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is further distancing himself from comments he made last month that human life begins at conception. In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, Kerry reiterated his support for the so-called right to abortion, but seemingly changed his position on the beginning of life. Asked whether he thought abortion constituted the taking of human life, Kerry said that an unborn child is a "form of life.''"The Bible itself - I mean, everything talks about different layers of development," Kerry said. "That's what Roe v Wade does. It talks about viability. It's the law of...
  • John Kerry Thinking on Abortion Same as Supreme Court on Allowing Slavery

    08/02/2004 10:56:15 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 29 replies · 934+ views
    WASHINGTON, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry gave an inteview yesterday on abortion on ABC News. Host Peter Jennings asked Kerry about his statement that "life begins at conception" to which Kerry responded by drawing a distinction between the beginning of human life and 'personhood'. Jennings asked, "If you believe that life begins at conception, is even a first-trimester abortion not murder?" Kerry replied, "No, because it's not the form of life that takes personhood in the terms that we have judged it to be in the past. It's the beginning of life." Catholic League president William Donohue remarked...
  • Thinking straight about human life [abortion]

    08/01/2004 12:04:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 192+ views
    Daily Press (Hampton Road, VA) ^ | 01 August 2004 | PATRICK M. MCSWEENEY
    In an interview with ABC's Peter Jennings, Kerry tried to justify how he can support abortion rights even though he believes that human life begins at conception. Jennings asked: "If you believe life begins at conception, is even a first trimester abortion murder?" Kerry answered: "No, because it's not the form of life that takes personhood in the terms that we have judged it to be in the past." And we're to believe that Bush is the only presidential candidate who mangles language and logic? But Kerry wasn't finished. "It's the beginning of life," he said. "Does life begin? Yes,...
  • Thinking straight about human life

    08/01/2004 8:34:39 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Dailypress.com ^ | 8/1/04 | PATRICK M. MCSWEENEY
    Don't look for Michael Moore to spoof John Kerry, the Democrats' presidential nominee, about his position on abortion. Certainly, there is nothing funny about the subject, but the seriousness of a subject hasn't inhibited the Loony Left from ridiculing President George W. Bush. In an interview with ABC's Peter Jennings, Kerry tried to justify how he can support abortion rights even though he believes that human life begins at conception. Jennings asked: "If you believe life begins at conception, is even a first trimester abortion murder?" Kerry answered: "No, because it's not the form of life that takes personhood in...
  • Kerry's abortion doubletalk

    07/31/2004 12:11:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 1,890+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/31/04 | Dr. Kelly Hollowell
    Puzzling Democrats and other pro-abortion voters everywhere, John Kerry proclaimed to ABC News and its viewers that he believes life begins at conception. He made similar confusing statements in Iowa earlier this month when appealing to a largely Catholic based community. When asked to explain the apparent contradiction of his recent statements with his well-known and public support of abortion, he gave a Kerry-classic answer, replete with nuance and doubletalk. He "clarified" his statements by distinguishing human life from personhood. His position is that the unborn child is not a person according to the law. Though human, the unborn child...
  • Kerry, Abortion and the Catholic Church

    07/31/2004 1:28:39 PM PDT · by Mark Noonan · 14 replies · 3,860+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | July 31, 2004 | Mark Noonan
    At the Democratic Convention, John Kerry did not mention the issue of abortion; not even the ritualistic "protect a woman's right to choose". This has been a staple of Democratic Presidential politics since 1984 - why drop it after 20 years? Is it because the pro-abortion advocates feel comfortable with both candidates and thus aren't worried one way or the other? Hardly. After at NARAL-Pro Choice America, their "Election 2000" coverage really only hits upon two themes - stop the "anti-choice" President Bush and help the "pro-choice" John Kerry. By looking at the way NARAL approaches the issue of abortion,...
  • John Edwards Would Partner With John Kerry to Advocate Abortion

    07/29/2004 6:07:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 704+ views
    LifeNews ^ | July 28, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) -- Though he is seeking to project a moderate image to voters through his Democratic convention speech, John Edwards has compiled a record in favor of abortion that pro-life groups call extreme. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate, Edwards voted against pro-life legislation at every turn -- even opposing a ban on partial-birth abortions. While the other Democratic presidential candidates boasted of their pro-abortion views on their campaign web sites, LifeNews.com reported in September 2003 that Edwards had yet to make his pro-abortion views public through his Internet page.That may have been because Edwards compiled a...
  • Kerry's Illogical Stand on Abortion

    07/28/2004 8:13:29 AM PDT · by dano1 · 13 replies · 1,701+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2004 | Crispin Sartwell
    Here's John Kerry's position on abortion. He's personally opposed to it, and as a matter of faith he believes that life begins at conception. But he's unwilling to impose that faith on women who may not share it. It should be a matter of individual conscience, he says. This position, I submit, is a self-serving and obvious absurdity. (snip) But by an odd coincidence, though his personal (antiabortion) "convictions" contradict those of most of the people whose votes he wants, his (pro-choice) policies do not. One can only conclude — as one must on other grounds as well (for example,...
  • Abortion: issue for Kerry that is hot to handle

    07/27/2004 9:35:04 AM PDT · by dead · 6 replies · 447+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 28, 2004 | Caroline Overington, Herald Correspondent in Boston
    Conner Peterson is dead, but he is still playing a critical role in this year's presidential election. Republicans are using him to show how deeply they care about the unborn. Democrats are ignoring him, because they do not want a debate over whether or not he had rights. Protesters at this week's Democratic Convention in Boston are raising his name to showcase what they say are some of the main differences between the two candidates for the White House. For many voters abortion is the most important political issue. Strangely, Conner was not an aborted baby. He was a much-wanted...
  • Kerry chooses to confuse

    07/27/2004 3:00:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 493+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/27/04 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    If there was one issue on which John Kerry [related, bio] used to be rock solid consistent, it was abortion rights. This week, the Kerry campaign is even touting his support for stem-cell research - a hot-button issue for the pro-choice and pro-life crowds - topped off by an in-your-face speech tonight by young Ronald Reagan. If only the candidate would stay on message. Prominently Catholic Kerry recently volunteered that he believes life begins at conception. Then, in an interview with ABC News' Peter Jennings about the ``conception'' perception left with supporters, Kerry added, ``My personal belief about what happens...
  • Kerry Talking a Fine Line on Abortion

    07/26/2004 5:31:35 AM PDT · by dano1 · 7 replies · 393+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2004 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
    As the Democratic faithful assemble in Boston today for what is being heralded as a historic show of party unity, abortion rights advocates have been privately raising concerns with the Kerry campaign that the candidate has been publicly distancing himself from their cause. Even as those advocates, one of Sen. John F. Kerry's most stalwart constituencies, trumpet his steadfast support for legal abortions and access to reproductive healthcare, they have been fretting that he has emphasized his personal opposition to abortion. As a Catholic, Kerry has maintained he is against abortion, while consistently backing the right to have one. But...
  • John Kerry Backs Away From "Anti-Abortion" Comments on Human Life (Mega-Barf)

    07/24/2004 1:14:03 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 10 replies · 671+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 24, 2004 | Steve Ertelt
    John Kerry Backs Away From "Anti-Abortion" Comments on Human Life Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Though his record and rhetoric in favor of abortion is clear, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry startled voters weeks ago when he told a local newspaper in a heavily Catholic section of Iowa that he believed "life begins at conception." Kerry now says the phrase, long used by pro-life advocates to describe their desire to provide legal protection to unborn children throughout pregnancy, doesn't mean he thinks human life begins at that point. In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Kerry told newsman Peter Jennings...
  • Kerry, Catholics, and Capital Punishment

    07/23/2004 1:36:08 AM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 5 replies · 508+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 23, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Kerry, Catholics and Capital Punishment By Michael P. Tremoglie FrontPageMagazine.com | July 23, 2004 Last April, Democratic Party presidential candidate Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts bristled about the prospect of being denied the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Communion because of his pro-abortion beliefs. This became an issue when the Archbishop of St. Louis, Raymond Burke said that he would refuse communion to Kerry and instead give him a blessing if Kerry were to come to him for communion during the Missouri primary. Other bishops concurred, including Kerry’s Archbishop Sean O’Malley. When told that conservatives criticized him for being a Catholic...
  • One-on-One: Sen. John Kerry Shares Thoughts on Abortion, . . .

    07/22/2004 5:16:55 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 103 replies · 3,612+ views
    ABCNews.com ^ | 7/22/04
    July 22, 2004 — Sen. John Kerry sat down for a wide-ranging interview with ABC News anchor Peter Jennings in Detroit today. The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate discussed his views on abortion, sex and violence in the entertainment industry, and his upcoming acceptance speech at Democratic National Convention. The following are excerpts from the interview. Peter Jennings: You told an Iowa newspaper recently that life begins at conception. What makes you think that? Sen. Kerry: My personal belief about what happens in the fertilization process is a human being is first formed and created, and that's when life begins. Something...
  • Kerry abortion comment stokes fire on both sides

    07/18/2004 12:35:33 PM PDT · by dano1 · 21 replies · 795+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 18, 2004 | Raja Mishra
    John F. Kerry's recent remark that ''life begins at conception" has brought confusion and criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, as well as from scientists eager to do more extensive research into embryonic stem cells. While the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee vigorously supports both, he left the impression that he also believes both involve the destruction of human life. Kerry's advisers have declined to explain or clarify the impression. The ''life begins at conception" comment particularly miffed stem cell scientists. Many of them support Kerry because of what they see as the Democrats' more open views toward this...
  • What is John Kerry Saying?

    07/16/2004 10:38:11 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 8 replies · 584+ views
    JWR ^ | 7/16/04 | Greg Crosby
    While on the campaign trail in Iowa a week or so ago, John Kerry told reporters for the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, "I oppose abortion personally. I don't like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception." How many of you reading this right now knows that Kerry said that? Let me state it again because it is important - John Kerry believes that life begins at conception. If you haven't heard anything about this, it's not your fault - the media hasn't played it up. In fact, most of the national media hasn't reported on it at all. Now, if...
  • Flip-flop Kerry comments on abortion

    07/13/2004 1:11:50 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 29 replies · 1,515+ views
    The Oracle (U. South Florida) ^ | 7/12/04 | Adam Fowler
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Adding more fuel to the fire of criticism that he lacks true convictions and a solid core of beliefs, presidential presumed Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) was recently quoted in Dubuque, Iowa's Telegraph Herald as saying, "I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception." President George W. Bush has often joked on his campaign stops that his opponent has been in Washington so long that he has taken both sides of every issue. Sure, he has had a history of taking both sides of several issues. He's been for...
  • KERRY'S VIEW ON ABORTION IS NOT SO CONTRADICTORY (Wrong. ZOT!!!)

    07/11/2004 4:03:45 PM PDT · by lulu21 · 115 replies · 4,435+ views
    7/11/04 | lulu
    I just wanted to make a statement regarding Kerry's views on abortion. I wanted to find out what his opinion was, so I came to this website. I found article talking about how he supposidly 'opposes' abortion. Then the same author discusses how in other statements, he has said it is the woman's right. Now, he is being criticized for having contradicting statements. I just wanted to clear this up. His actual words in saying he opposed abortion were, "There is something called freedom of conscience in the Catholic Church. I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion. I believe...
  • McClellan cites Kerry flip-flopping

    07/09/2004 12:01:21 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 281+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 8, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about Sen John Edwards' remark about the Confederate flag and Sen. John Kerry's recent comment about when life begins. WND: Scott, the RNC research has just quoted Sen. Edwards on MSNBC as saying, "I think it's an enormous mistake to fly the Confederate flag. It ought to be taken down" – which would ban the state flag of Mississippi and require removal of thousands of Confederate war memorials in front of courthouses all over the South. And my first question: Does the president believe that this should...
  • Joseph Farah Examines "Kerry on Abortion"

    07/08/2004 8:02:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 340+ views
    wnd.com ^ | 07-08-04 | Farah, Joseph
    Kerry on abortion Posted: July 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com John Kerry says he believes life begins at conception, but he still does not believe in legislation protecting that innocent life. I would have more respect for Kerry if he hadn't said that. If Kerry had said he doesn't believe unborn babies are truly human, therefore, they don't deserve legal protection, his argument would have some intellectual merit – if not scientific or moral merit. But he didn't say that. Instead, he said in a campaign stop last week: "I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion....
  • Kerry's Conceptions

    07/08/2004 12:39:02 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 1 replies · 334+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7th July 2004 | George Neumayr
    Whenever Democrats mock George Bush for holding that human life "begins at conception," they will also be mocking their own presidential candidate. John Kerry agrees with Bush. "I believe life does begin at conception," Kerry said this past weekend. "I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion." This also echoes his wife's comments earlier in the year when she let slip that "I don't view abortion as just a nothing" and that abortion means "stopping the process of life." Catholic Democrats like Kerry assume that making this sort of show of their personal moral distaste for abortion will make their...
  • Kerry, Abortion, & Politics -- What's the Problem?

    07/07/2004 7:11:40 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 17 replies · 1,540+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 7/7/04 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "I oppose abortion personally. . . . I believe life does begin at conception." So said John Kerry last week in Iowa. Remarkable. If Kerry believes life begins at conception, he must concede that each time he has voted to fund abortions, he has voted to fund the killing of human beings. And voting to uphold Clinton's veto of the partial-birth abortion ban, Kerry voted against sparing tiny human beings from an excruciating form of execution. How does John Kerry reconcile this? "I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a...