Thursday, October 25, 2007

Candidate Review - Abortion - John McCain

Well McCain's website took a while to come up, but it's not bad looking. He has a page in his issues section entitled Human Dignity and the Sanctity of Life, which covers his views on Abortion.
John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench. Constitutional balance would be restored by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, returning the abortion question to the individual states. The difficult issue of abortion should not be decided by judicial fiat.

However, the reversal of Roe v. Wade represents only one step in the long path toward ending abortion. Once the question is returned to the states, the fight for life will be one of courage and compassion - the courage of a pregnant mother to bring her child into the world and the compassion of civil society to meet her needs and those of her newborn baby. The pro-life movement has done tremendous work in building and reinforcing the infrastructure of civil society by strengthening faith-based, community, and neighborhood organizations that provide critical services to pregnant mothers in need. This work must continue and government must find new ways to empower and strengthen these armies of compassion. These important groups can help build the consensus necessary to end abortion at the state level. As John McCain has publicly noted, "At its core, abortion is a human tragedy. To effect meaningful change, we must engage the debate at a human level."
Again I find myself wondering, if you believe Abortion to be a moral sin or a mortal crime, than how can you content yourself with saying "Well the States should decide whether or not they are going to allow Babies to be murdered." If you believe abortion to be Murder, that's not a very satisfying position.

As for the second part of his statement, it doesn't matter how much you kiss their ass, the Religious Right aren't going your way.

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