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Dissention in the Pro-Abortion Ranks Should Be Instructive to Right-to-Life Voters

Seems that the national leadership of NARAL Pro-Choice America has made some of their state affiliates hopping mad. The national group endorsed Barack Obama and their state affiliates in Missouri, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington wasted no time in publicly criticizing their national organization.

Why, the affliates wondered, didn’t their national organization remain neutral since both Obama and his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton support unlimited abortion? Both candidates have each passed the pro-abortion movement’s pro-abortion litmus test with flying colors.

The voting records of Obama and Clinton show there is no unborn child they will vote to protect. It doesn’t matter the gestational age of the child or the reason for the abortion. Obama and Clinton support abortion on demand throughout the full nine months of pregnancy.

In 2003 Clinton voted to keep the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure legal. Obama was not yet elected to the U.S. Senate when this vote took place. But when he was serving the the Illinois legislature, Obama twice voted against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, legislation that required hospitals to provide appropriate medical care to babies born alive after an abortion attempt. Later as chair of the Illinois Health and Human Services Committee, Obama prevented the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act from reaching the Illinois Senate for a vote.

Michele Stranger, director of the NARAL Oregon affiliate reacted to their national organization’s endorsement of Obama by saying, “This decision was not made in consultation with the affiliate network and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon will not be endorsing a candidate in this race. We are proud to have two strongly pro-choice candidates running for President. And we look forward to supporting whoever the nominee will be and are committed to defeating Senator John McCain in November.”

Michelle Stranger’s words should send a clarion call to right-to-life voters throughout the nation regarding what is at stake in the 2008 presidential election. For right-to-life voters, the choice is already crystal clear. .. John McCain, who has a stellar 25 year right-to-life voting record on abortion, or an individual who has not one iota of compassion or respect for the lives of unborn babies.


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