Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Obama and abortion

I heard a new Barack Obama ad today which played clips of John McCain saying that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. The ad implied, if not outright asserted, that McCain would make abortion illegal.

The ad is misleading at best if not just an outright lie. Even if Roe v. Wade were overturned, that would not make abortion illegal. The overturning of Roe v. Wade would allow the voters of each state to choose! The irony is that the pro-choice position is in a sense, anti-choice. Abortion advocates do not want the voters to have a choice on this issue.

I was unable to find the Obama ad on YouTube yet, but here is a different ad that makes my point:

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