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McCain not as pro-life as you’d think

Presidential Candidate John McCain has publicly declared himself as a “leader of a pro-life party with a pro-life position”. Is this really the case? I’ve taken this information from ontheissues.org, a non-partisan website that tracks politicians’ voting records and public statements.

  • John McCain told the New York Times in January of 2000 that he supports abortion in the cases of rape and incest. 
  • In August of 1999, John McCain informed the SF Chronicle that he would not want to have Roe v. Wade repealed, just made irrelevant. During the 2007 GOP Primary debate, he said he would like to see the ruling repealed. Which one is it? And how exactly would Roe v. Wade be made “irrelevant”? What does that mean?
  • On April 11, 2007, McCain voted YES on S.5 & H.R.3, which granted increased federal funding to embryonic stem-cell research. He sided with many staunch, pro-choice Democrats on this vote.
  • In addition to granting more money to embryonic stem-cell research, John McCain voted YES on H.R.3010, which gave federal tax dollars to organizations that perform abortions, like Planned Parenthood. Again, he took the side of pro-choice Democrats. Source.
  • During the October 15th 2008 Presidential Debate with Barack Obama, McCain stated that he would never impose a Roe v. Wade litmus test when nominating Supreme Court judges.

To any Christian, these positions should be untenable. John McCain may be more pro-life than Barack Obama, but he is not pro-life enough. I’m sorry, but mostly pro-life does not cut it. I could not in good conscience vote for somebody who is mostly anti-rape or mostly anti-child abuse.

The Bible makes it clear that all life is sacred, especially those who are most defenseless. We are knit together in our mothers’ wombs, fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image.

May the Lord have mercy on this nation if Obama and McCain are the best the two parties can offer.

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3 Responses

  1. Steve,

    John McCain has stated he wouldn’t work towards putting pro-life judges on the bench. This is not somebody who would endeavor to nominate judges who want to repeal Roe v. Wade.

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