This Free for Coming on the subject of the presidential candidates and life:
Smokin’ Barry and John McCain met in L.A. at Saddleback on Saturday, as every sentient human adult in America now knows. I didn’t watch the performances (though I’m given to understand that McCain smoked him pretty good), but a key topic was abortion. Further, McCain has weighed in on the possibility that he’d select a pro-choice running mate. Several posts on these topics:
Doug Groothuis says that McCain would be committing political suicide to select a Tom Ridge as his veep (Doug’s right):
Sorry, but there’s no permalink, so you gotta just scroll down to that August 15 post.
Next, Warren Throckmorton wonders whether Smokin’ Barry was telling the truth regarding his vote in the Illinois legislature on a bill similar to the “Infants Born Alive” Act. The Messiah claimed that the National Right to Life Committee was lying about his record.
Hmmm…turns out NLRC was right, and Smokin’ Barry was lying:
And the NY Sun’s article on the controversy:
Smokin’ Barry dodged the question as to when human life begins, saying that the question was “above his pay grade”. Nice answer, Messiah-Boy…but here are what a few folks who are “above his pay grade” have to say about the simple fact:
Further yet, Obama claimed that abortions hadn’t gone down under the Bush administration, but had gone up…uhh, Barry, before you say something stupid on such an issue of fundamental importance to millions of Americans, perhaps taking a moment to actually check the facts would be helpful. From the (liberal) Alan Guttmacher Institute comes: