Thursday, January 10, 2008

McCain: Against Roe v Wade--THIS Year

Other than his problems with immigration, free speech, and tax policy (on which he may be better than reported), McCain seems to have ....ah....malleable.... views on Roe v. Wade. Worse, he is dead wrong on fetal stem cells. ("Dead" is very significant...)

However, while McCain has voted consistently against abortion as an Arizona senator, he has come under fire for switching his position on Roe.

As previously reported, McCain has claimed he did not flip-flop when he told an audience that he favored reversing Roe v. Wade. Yet, eight years ago he told a newspaper he didn’t think the landmark abortion case should be overturned. “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned,” McCain said last February. “It is a false claim to say that I have changed my position,” McCain said in a press conference following the event.

However, McCain appeared then to be changing his position from a 1999 statement he gave to the San Francisco Chronicle in which he said he didn’t support repealing Roe. “I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary,” McCain told the newspaper at the time. “But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.”

McCain has also drawn jeers from the pro-life community for repeatedly voting to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.

Shades of Tommy Thompson...

HT: Malkin

1 comment:

lvschant said...

It is so very hard to make these guys be accountable for past positions when they begin trying to be more palatable to the conservative base. I keep waiting for Thompson to make a surge in the polls... J. (vox feminae)