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John McCain

U.S. Senator (R-Arizona)

Tier 4. Personhood Never

John McCain does not believe children in the womb have an inalienable right to life.

Explained McCain campaign staffer and social conservative Patrick Hynes on his personal blog in December 2006: "Okay, so what of that quote from 1999? The one about not supporting repeal [of] Roe v. Wade? It was a mistake, plain and simple. And it was immediately clarified." ... In fact, the comment wasn't "immediately clarified" at all. Several days later, when the Washington Post asked the campaign whether McCain had misspoken, they said no. But a few days before the Post story ran, McCain said on CNN... that he rejected a "litmus" test for Supreme Court nominees [Pro-life Profiles note: meaning that like Bush he was promising to nominate pro-abortion justices]. Meanwhile, however, McCain was actively seeking to rewrite the national Republican platform... McCain said in his famous Virginia Beach speech in February 2000 [that politicians should not be] pandering to... the agents of intolerance [such as] Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell... McCain gives the voting public what it wants... a man onto whom people are forever projecting their own ideological fantasies.15

Cindy McCain: I'm pro-life. I'm on the record as being pro-life, like my husband...
Katie Couric
: And do you believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned?
McCain: No. no.
Couric: No. Why not? Your husband does.
McCain: No. I don't think he does.
Couric: He believes it should be overturned. That's what he told me, and that it should go to the states.
McCain: Well, in that respect. Yes, yeah, I do. I understand what you're saying now. It's a states issue.
Couric: So, you believe it should be overturned or shouldn't be overturned.
McCain: I believe it's a states issue. That I do believe.
[This intense evil and political cover for pro-choice Republicans was pioneered by Christian libertarians including Ron Paul who, like John McCain, is pro-choice state-by-state, as though killing a fetus were a zoning issue. States prosecute, but have no authority to legalize, murder.]
Couric: After the interview we contacted the McCain campaign to clarify Cindy McCain's position on abortion. They told us that, like Laura Bush, Mrs. McCain does not advocate overturning Roe v. Wade, which guarantees the legal right to an abortion.

McCain compared to Obama on Abortion


McCain tragically believes an innocent unborn baby can be legally killed when the baby's father is a criminal. As far as McCain's exception for the life of the mother is concerned, if the mother's life is in danger, the safest thing for the mother is to simply remove the baby from the birth canal. It is more dangerous to the mother to halt the removal of the baby and taking the time to kill the baby. McCain says he has his "moral beliefs." So, morality to McCain means telling his own daughter she can kill her own unborn child if she chooses, which, of course, would be McCain's grandchild. Many Christians, aware of McCain's pro-abortion record, voted for him anyway because they valued lower taxes for themselves over the lives of unborn children. They need to repent before God.