McCain, Obama and the Pro-Life Movement

McCain, Obama and the Pro-Life Movement

Editorial: Abortion rights triumphed from coast to coast

Posted by Greg Johnson on March 16, 2012, 1:00 pm

This past week, with both of its presidential candidates in the cross hairs, it’s not hard to see why the presidential race has been characterized by a lot of name-calling, mudslinging and outright character assassination.

Some of the most obvious examples of that were the ads paid for by pro-abortion rights groups, highlighting the hypocrisy of John McCain’s and Barack Obama’s positions on abortion.

And even without those examples, abortion has become a referendum on the way people view the other side of the issue, a much larger issue that has a far bigger impact on life than it does on the size of government that could or would implement a “pro-life” agenda to make society better for life.

Let’s not forget why these three candidates are running for the highest office in the land: to end “partial-birth abortion.”

First, from the standpoint of the candidates:

McCain has said his entire adult life is about doing the best job he can for himself, his family and his country, and he’s never been so motivated to serve his country. “I am running for president because I want to see our country succeed,” he said.

Obama spent the better part of a decade as a community organizer in Chicago, organizing and then helping to fund the successful organizing efforts that brought the city of Chicago to the brink of bankruptcy and ultimately led to the biggest redistribution of wealth in the history of the world. He and his supporters said his time in the Midwest would be a defining influence in his presidency.

“I have been a liberal all my life,” Obama told those gathered at the University of Chicago for a town hall event. “I don’t get to choose who I’m going to vote for.”

Of course, that’s when it really mattered. The Illinois senator had put on a record number of votes among Illinois residents that went way beyond the margin of victory. He had received more campaign donations from the state of Illinois than any candidate in the country in the last two decades. He had beaten a Republican opponent who was even

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