McCain and the Uspoken "A" Word [UPDATED]
Matthew Archbold has an insightful post at Creative Minority Report noting that McCain is talking more and more about abortion without actually saying the "A" word, but using code words instead:
... McCain has been trying to speak to religious pro-lifers but like I said, it's in code. You'll hear two words coming out of McCain's mouth quite often: "Roberts and Alito."
... take a look at his home page at JohnMcCain.com. The site looks more like it belongs to conservative stalwart and culture warrior Sen. Sam Brownback than the John McCain we've come to know and...be wary of. The headline of the site is McCain looking off inspiringly into the distance and next to him it say "Defending Freedom and Dignity." The dignity part is his attempt at code for abortion and euthanasia.
Now here's the best part. Under it he has a quote from William Wilberforce which says, "When we think of eternity and of the future consequences of all human conduct what is there in this life that should make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principles of justice, the laws of religion and God."
Pro-lifers often (and fairly) compare abortion to slavery as both denied human dignity to certain members. That's why Wilberforce is there.
UPDATE (9 May)
Feddie points to more Brownback-esque imagery from McCain: “McCain’s Vision For Defending the World’s Vulnerable”.