Brownback: “Pro-Lifers Can Trust McCain”
Sen. Sam Brownback writes in the February 10-16 issue of National Catholic Register:
I have been heartened to see such a lively discussion among people of faith regarding the presidential election. Many are rightly concerned about how best to ensure the protection of life, rebuild the family and renew the culture in America.
I was disappointed, however, to read Mark Stricherz write in the Register last week that “McCain Sits Down for Life.” I found his column to be an unfair characterization of a man I have come to know and admire for many years.
I am convinced that John McCain is our best hope to advance the cause of human dignity on a broad spectrum of life issues. He is a true American hero, a consistent social and fiscal conservative, and most ready to be commander-in-chief.
Perhaps most important, however, John McCain is the best pro-life candidate to win in 2008.
Sen. McCain has a long, consistent 24-year pro-life voting record. Long before he decided to run for president, John McCain opposed abortion, fought to restrict it and supported overturning Roe v. Wade. He is no Johnny-come-lately to the cause.
John McCain is not pro-life out of convenience, but based on principle.
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Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
McCain Endorsed by "Republicans for Choice"
National Catholic Register: "McCain Sits Down for Life"
National Catholic Register on Candidate Endorsements by Pro-Life Catholics
Sam Brownback Lobbying John McCain on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Two Catholic Pro-Life Advocates Endorse John McCain's GOP Presidential Bid
McCain Gets Help from Brownback to Lure Catholics