Whither the "Catholic Vote"? Some Interesting Posts at the Fidelis Blog
Doug Kmiec continues to insist that pro-lifers should vote for Obama. (Huh?) Maybe he should turn on his TV.
Politico is reporting that Barack Obama is blasting John McCain all over the airwaves for opposing abortion:OBAMA: I’m Barack Obama, candidate for president, and I approved this message.[More]
VAL BARON: As a nurse practitioner with Planned Parenthood, I know abortion is one of the most difficult decisions a woman will ever make. I’m Val Baron. Let me tell you: If Roe v Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk. That’s why this election is so important. John McCain’s out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That’s what women need to understand. That’s how high the stakes are.
ANNCR: As president, John McCain will make abortion illegal. McCain says quote, “I do not support Roe v. Wade. It should be overturned.” And listen to McCain’s answer on Meet the Press:
RUSSERT: “A constitutional amendment to ban all abortions. You’re for that?”
McCAIN: “Yes, sir.”
VAL BARON: We can’t let John McCain take away our right to choose. We can’t let him take us back.
ANNCR: Paid for by Obama for America.
A new Zogby poll shows that Catholics like McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin:At a rate of 54 percent, Catholic respondents believe McCain’s choice of Palin would help the Republican ticket, while 31 percent believe it would hurt the campaign. Seven percent believed it would not make a difference.McCain’s decision to go with a strong pro-life candidate will likely help him in Catholic states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.