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.In other news, Obama received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood today.
"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."
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