Friday, August 29, 2008
McCain Picks Anti-Choice AK Gov. Sarah Palin
Bloomberg.com: Palin Pick Could Be `Home Run' or `Bust' for McCain in Campaign, by Heidi Przybyla:
John McCain's selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate is designed to attract disaffected supporters of Hillary Clinton and soothe social conservatives. It may also undercut McCain's chief criticism of Democratic rival Barack Obama....
Palin opposes abortion rights and supports gun ownership, two core Republican issues....
Abortion foes have been skittish about McCain, who supports stem-cell research and has said he wants to broaden the party's plank on abortion to include exceptions in cases of rape and when the life of the mother is at risk.
Palin is a member of Feminists for Life, a group that works to make health-care and child-care resources available to ``pregnant or parenting students,'' according to the group's Web site.
Although Feminists for Life casts their opposition to abortion in soft, "pro-woman" terms, the group is unequivocally and radically anti-choice, even opposing abortions for rape and incest. See also:
MSNBC: Roe v. Wade makes campaign comeback, by Tom Curry:
DENVER - The refrain in many of the Democratic leaders’ responses to Sen. John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate: Roe v. Wade, Roe v. Wade.
The 1973 Supreme Court decision nationalizing a woman’s right to get an abortion was a top-of-mind issue for top Democrats.
Voters, beware, the Democrats' message seemed to be: Palin is not in favor of abortion rights.