Is Abortion Still Important In Campaigns?




2008 Sharon Hughes 


Barack Obama is gaining support with evangelicals even though he is one of the most radical pro-choice Senators in Congress. Is abortion no longer important to people of faith as some say?

While a Catholic pro-life group warns Catholics and Evangelicals that a vote for Barack Obama is "a vote for the radical agenda of Planned Parenthood," the religious left doesn't think it's an issue of importance any more. But are they mainstream?

No, according to polls, the majority of Americans still are pro-life.

And while conservatives don't agree with John McCain on every issue, ie drilling in ANWR, he is favored for his 100% pro-life voting record.

Obama boasted he had a 100-percent approval rating from the pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood compared to rival McCain's zero-percent rating, at a recent "Women for Obama" rally in New York where he welcomed the endorsement of Planned Parenthood.

"I stand by my votes against confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. I made it equally clear that I will never back down from making sure that women have their reproductive rights here in this country -- that's what's at stake in this election."

The following news tip on Planned Parenthood's most recent financial prosperity was passed on to me from a listener:

While most companies have started to feel the squeeze of our sagging economy, business has never been better for Planned Parenthood. Although the organization couldn't be more controversial, its profits have never been higher, according to the group's 2006-07 annual report. For the first time in history, Planned Parenthood has surpassed the $1 billion mark in annual income, a milestone made possible by $336 million of your tax dollars.

Despite the rash of bad publicity, Planned Parenthood received a $31.4 million pay raise in taxpayer funds--a 10.8 percent increase in the "nonprofit's" government revenue. Adding to the windfall, Planned Parenthood's clinics worked overtime for an extra 24,707 abortions in 2006, six times the number of casualties from the entire Iraq war. All together, its abortion mills put 289,650 unborn babies to death in the year 2006 alone. This is an increase of more than 20,000 aborted babies from the year before.

All from an organization whose supporters say they want to make abortion rare?

Is abortion still important in campaigns? To those who stop and think.



Sharon  Hughes is Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews and a radio talk show host on KDIA AM1640 in San Francisco, RIGHTALK.com, and online at Oneplace.com. Her column appears in many recognized news sites and publications, most recently FRONTPAGEMAG. She also writes for  NewsBusters.org., a division of The Media Research Center. For further information visit her Websites www.changingworldviews.com, WOMANTalk.us, and Blog http://changingworldviews.blogspot.com.

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