Thursday, July 10, 2008

Obama Clarifies Just How "Accomodating" He Will Be Toward Those With "Differing Viewpoints" on Abortion

(Hat tip: Brian Burch at Fidelis)

Associated Press reports:

... "I will never back down in defending a woman's right to choose," the likely Democratic nominee said, drawing a sharp contrast with his GOP rival.

"That's what's at stake," Obama added ...

Seeking an edge, the Democrat also raised the issue of abortion rights, which is shaping up to be a major point of difference between the candidates. Obama supports keeping the landmark decision that legalized abortion, Roe v. Wade, intact, while McCain opposes abortion rights and wants to appoint Supreme Court justices akin to Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

"Senator McCain has made it abundantly clear that he wants to appoint justices like Roberts and Alito - and that he hopes to see Roe overturned," Obama said. "I stand by my votes against confirming Justices Roberts and Alito."
In other news, Obama received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood today.

My Comments:
Awaiting Prof. Kmiec's mental gymnastics in trying to explain it all away as Obama being "closer to the Catholic view" on abortion than McCain.

RobK has more on the Planned Parenthood endorsement.

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Did Doug Kmiec Just Now Catch On That Obama and NARAL Are Politically Conjoined? [UPDATED]

Obama's Pledge to Planned Parenthood: “I Will Not Yield"

Obama "Post-Partisan"? Ask John Roberts

Former Head of "Catholics for a Free Choice" and So-Called "Philosopher of Abortion Movement" Says Obama A Better Choice than Hillary

Sen. Moloch H. Obama Celebrates Abortion, Warns Supreme Court Could Reverse Roe

National Catholic Register: "Religious" Democrat Barack Obama Sticks to the Abortion Line

Litmus Test: Democrat Candidates Demand Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justices

Obama, Clinton Slam Supreme Court on Abortion Ruling

Democratic Candidates for President Give Unanimous Pro-Abortion Views

During First Debate, Democrats Back Abortion, Criticize Efforts to Save Terri Schiavo

Reaction to Court’s Abortion Ruling Falls Along Predictable Party Lines

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At 7/10/2008 5:00 PM, Blogger Donald R. McClarey said...

Be fair Jay. I am sure his position will change again before it changes back again. The only thing constant about Obama is his inconstancy. I am certain that Professor Kmiec will use that in his defense in the near future.

At 7/10/2008 5:58 PM, Blogger Catholic Mom said...

And just in case anyone needs reminding of the horrible evil that founded Planned Parenthood, Dawn Eden just posted this 1957 interview of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. There is also a link to her 1932 plan for peace that recommended giving "dysgenic people" the option of either sterilization or segregation. I am guessing Barack Obama is in line to receive Planned Parenthood's "highest honor", the Margaret Sanger award.


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