Sen. John McCain’s Position on Abortion
Setting the Record Straight
October 27, 2008
by Wesley Strackbein and Bob Renaud
With the 2008 presidential election just one week away, it is time that Sen. John McCain’s record on abortion be clearly explained.
This last Sunday, LifeNews.com published an article entitled, “John McCain’s Pro-Life Abortion Record Gets Buried With Focus on Obama,” wherein journalist Steve Ertelt, LifeNews.com’s editor, observed:
With the intense focus on the extreme pro-abortion positions of Barack Obama, there has been little reference during the weeks leading up to the presidential elections of John McCain’s pro-life record on abortion. McCain isn’t as outspoken as past presidential candidates, but his record speaks volumes.
Mr. Ertelt’s conclusion is right: Sen. McCain’s record on abortion has largely been “buried” this election cycle, and it indeed “speaks volumes,” but not for the reasons that Ertelt has suggested. A more careful look at Sen. McCain’s formal voting record and statements indicate that he will not make the protection of life a priority in a McCain presidential administration. While Sen. McCain voted in favor of the partial birth abortion ban in 2003 (as did Senators Tom Daschle, Harry Reid, and sixty-one others) and has often stated that he does not “support Roe versus Wade” and would like to see it “overturned,” the Arizona senator has actually stated his opposition to take active measures to overturn Roe for fear that such a move would endanger the lives of women.
Moreover, Sen. McCain supports abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother, and he has actively campaigned to strike the prohibition of abortion in these cases from the Republican Party Platform. In addition, Sen. McCain has voted to confirm radical pro-abortion judges such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer and has recently affirmed that he would vote for pro-abortion judges under a McCain presidency, so long as they met basic “qualifications.” He also has been outspoken in his support for embryonic stem cell research and has voted in favor of funding for Planned Parenthood.
The point is this: Attempts to paint Sen. John McCain as a pro-life candidate are grossly misleading. Mr. Ertelt of LifeNews.com and other pro-life groups such as the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) have “buried” widely known aspects of Sen. McCain’s record on life that demonstrate while Sen. John McCain may not be as far to the left as Sen. Barack Obama on the life issue he is not a champion of the unborn, and, should he be elected to the presidency, his past record and recent claims offer no confidence that he will do anything to advance the ethic of life as president of the United States.
We agree with the National Right to Life Committee’s conclusion of eight years ago a position that they have now suppressed due to political expediency that “John McCain Threatens the Pro-Life Cause”; and as a service to voters in this 2008 election cycle, we have brought to light key facts on Sen. McCain’s record on abortion for readers to consider in forming their own conclusions regarding his stance on this critically important issue.
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Sen. McCain Supports Abortion in the cases of
Rape, Incest, and the Life of the Pregnant Mother
Sen. McCain Wants Roe vs. Wade made “Irrelevant,”
but He Opposes Active Steps to Repeal the Decision
Sen. McCain Has Supported Pro-Abortion Judges
in the Past and Has Stated He Will Do So as President
Sen. McCain Supports Federal Funding for
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Sen. McCain Supports Federal Funding for
Planned Parenthood and Medicaid Abortions
Evangelical Gamesmanship on
Sen. McCain’s Pro-Life Record
Conclusion: Sen. John McCain will Not Be a
Champion for Unborn Life if Elected as
President of the United States
Should Sen. John McCain be elected as the next president of the United States, he will not be a champion for the life of the unborn. While he recently stated that he believes life begins “at the moment of conception,” based on his past record and statements on the life issue, Sen. McCain will not actively seek to overturn Roe v. Wade; will appoint pro-abortion judges, if he deems them otherwise qualified; will continue to support embryonic stem cell research; and will seek to undermine the Republican Party Platform’s pro-life plank which opposes abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and the life of the mother.
In sum, those who cherish human life should not trust Sen. John McCain to represent them on this issue.
Related links and reports from Columbia Christians for Life:
(See also www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net , click on "News" page)
TWO-SIDED McCAIN FLYER FOR PRINT-OUT AND
Side 1 - Christians: Repent ! (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Just some of the Reasons Christian Pro-lifers and Constitutionalists CANNOT VOTE FOR CFR-member JOHN "McC-Amnesty" McCAIN on Nov. 4, 2008:
John McCain is NOT Pro-Life !!!
McCain's "Conservatism" - and Pratt House Pedigree
The New American - March 13, 2000
Side 2 - The Definition of Tyranny (CFR)
The New American - May 15, 1995
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Membership Roster www.stopthenorthamericanunion.com/CFRMembers.html
Pro-Abort McCain voted for HHS funding with surgical abortion, chemical abortion, and fornication funding :
HR 3010 - HHS Appropriations included:
- selected Medicaid surgical abortions (rape, incest, "life" of mother)
- Title X and Medicaid chemical abortions
- Title X and Medicaid drugs and devices to unmarried teens with which to fornicate
- Title X birth control to minors with which to fornicate, even if the minor child's (teen's) parents object to this intervention by the gov't.
"McCain (R-AZ), Yea"
Important John McCain HHS votes (HHS funds Title X and Medicaid), FY 2001-2008
Annual U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Appropriations bills,
FY 2001-2008, all include Title X and Medicaid funding
John McCain is NOT Pro-Life !!!
- John McCain supports exceptions to a ban on abortion
- John McCain has repeatedly voted to fund ESCR
- John McCain has voted to fund Planned Parenthood
- John McCain has voted to fund selected surgical abortions
- John McCain has voted to fund chemical abortions
- John McCain has voted to fund fornication
- John McCain has voted to fund government distribution of contraceptive and abortifacient birth control to unmarried adolescents, even if their parents object !!!
- John McCain is not supporting a Human Life Amendment to the United States Constitution
- John McCain is not supporting legislation in the US Senate similar to US House bills HR 618 ("Right to Life Act") and HR 2597 ("Sanctity of Life Act"), which would end abortion in America if they became law (see bills at: http://thomas.loc.gov)
Pro-Abort John McCain voted HHS funds for Title X and Medicaid - funding Planned Parenthood, selected surgical abortion, chemical abortion,fornication, and usurpation of parental authority:
HR 3010 - HHS Appropriations Bill included:
- Tens of millions of federal dollars for Planned Parenthood (Title X / Medicaid)
- Selected Medicaid surgical abortions (rape, incest, "life" of mother)
- Title X and Medicaid chemical birth control abortions
- Title X and Medicaid birth control for unmarried adults (singles) with which to fornicate
- Title X and Medicaid birth control for unmarried adolescents, even if their parents object to the federal government giving their minor child hormonal drugs and devices with which to fornicate.
PRESIDENT BUSH and CONGRESS COULD END ABORTION IN AMERICA IN ONE WEEK
US House limits jurisdiction of Federal Courts regarding the Pledge of Allegiance Employs Article III., Section 2. constitutional power of the US Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court:
This same Article III., Section 2. constitutional power of the US Congress to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court can be further applied to protect the God-ordained institution of marriage, to protect state-level laws banning acts of sodomy, to protect federal and state laws banning abortion, and to protect the freedom of religious expression that is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, vis-a-vis public displays of the Ten Commandments, and public prayer in the Name of Jesus.
PRESIDENT BUSH and CONGRESS COULD END ABORTION IN AMERICA IN ONE WEEK:
President Bush and the US Congress have the power NOW to end abortion in America in one week:Pass HR 552, the "Right to Life Act", amended with the addition of the Article III., Section 2. power of the US Congress in the US Constitution to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the US supreme Court, and the complete jurisdiction of the lower federal courts (US District Courts and US Circuit Courts of Appeal, which were created by Congress by federal statute, and could even be eliminated by Congress by federal statute, let alone have their jurisdictions limited). [ see HR 552 at http://thomas.loc.gov ]
Will 'Lame-duck' Republican-majority Congress finally 'do right' for the unborn ?
Nov. 13, 2006 through Jan. 2, 2007 - the final 50 days of Republican control of the United States House and United States Senate for at least two years...
NO PUBLIC HEARING FOR RIGHT TO LIFE ACT, EVEN AFTER 12 STRAIGHT YEARS OF REPUBLICAN CONTROL !!!
12 STRAIGHT YEARS (1995-2006), AND STILL NO PUBLIC HEARING IN THE US HOUSE FOR THE RIGHT TO LIFE ACT BILL TO END ABORTION IN AMERICA - DESPITE 12 STRAIGHT YEARS OF REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES
National Right to Life and SC Citizens for Life: BETRAYERS OF THE UNBORN
National Right to Life Committee and South Carolina Citizens for Life endorse Republican Incumbents in SC for U.S. Congress who FUND:- MEDICAID Abortions - Planned Parenthood - Chemical Abortions
SC's National Right to Life [sic] chapter endorses Pro-Abort, CFR-member Fred Thompson
--- Fred Thompson is NOT Pro-Life !!! And neither is SCCL !!!
--- Long-time "pro-life" compromisers, and incrementalist, pro-abortion-regulation lobbyist group, and obstructionists to passing the "Right to Life Act of SC" to ban abortion in SC, South Carolina Citizens for Life, has once again endorsed a Republican Party Pro-Abortion Establishment Insider for U.S. President.
Planned Parenthood reports record 255,000-plus abortions last year (2004-2005)
"...Planned Parenthood received $272.7 million in state and federal funding..."
AGAIN ! - Pro-abort, CFR-member, Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) voted AGAIN ! for federally-funded embryo destruction - destroying early human life with taxpayer dollars
Voted on April 11, 2007 to pass S.5 (Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007)
Pro-abort, CFR-members, Republican Senators John McCain and Bill Frist vote to federally fund embryo destruction and experimentation
McCain and Frist, possible Republican candidates for U.S. President in 2008, already support "exceptions" to a ban on surgical abortion,...
AMERICA - A NATION UNDER DIVINE JUDGMENT
Psalm 33:12; Proverb 14:34; Psalm 9:17; 2 Kings 24:1-4; Jeremiah 19:3-5; Psalm 106:37-42
George Mason, Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1787:
"... Providence punishes nation sins, by national calamites."
Child-murder-by-abortion, child-sacrifice, the shedding of innocent blood, is a NATIONAL SIN.
A message to Christian "blacks" and to Christian "whites" : REPENT !!!
"If My people [Christians], which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray,and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways [sins of commission and omission]; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land [America, or any nation]." 2 Chronicles 7:14
To Vote for Pro-Abort, Pro-Sodomite, NWO Globalist, Marxist, Barack "Citizen of the World" Obama, is to SIN AGAINST GOD.
To Vote for Pro-Abort, Pro-Sodomite, NWO Globalist, CFR-member, John "McAmnesty" McCain, is to SIN AGAINST GOD.
Neither McCain nor Obama is a co-sponsor of S.3111 ( see http://thomas.loc.gov ) to end child-murder in America -
FIFTH ANNUAL "REPENTANCE FOR BLOODGUILT" OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE IN COLUMBIA, SC (since January 2003)
Sunday, January 21, 2007, South Steps, SC State House, Columbia, South Carolina
"America repent" (music video)"
Contemporary Christian Artist: Tim Juillet"
Christians, demonstrate your repentance to God by not voting for Pro-Abort John McCain or Pro-Abort Barack Obama on November 4, 2008. There is a "pro-personhood" pro-life Christian constitutionalist for whom you can vote: Florida Baptist pastor and presidential candidate for the Constitution Party, Dr. Chuck Baldwin. http://baldwin08.com/ (assuming Skull and Bones Illuminati NWO puppet President George W. Bush doesn't declare a "National Emergency,"suspend the U.S. Constitution, declare Martial Law, and suspend / postpone / cancel the November 4, 2008 elections !).
Dr. Chuck Baldwin has repeatedly, publicly, expressed his support of the "pro-personhood" pro-life position:
If I Were President By Chuck Baldwin
May 2, 2008
"Pro-Life" Candidates Should Put Up Or Shut Upby Chuck Baldwin
November 30, 2007
Sanctity of Life Act - HR 2597, sponsored by Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)
Ending Pro-Abortion Judicial Tyranny Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution states: "The Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make."
"But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it." Psalm 94:15, KJB
No King but King Jesus! (Yeshua Messiah)
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18 Yeshua Messiah
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
October 29, 2008