Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Right-to-Lifers not as Anti-Abortion as they could be

The National Right to Life Committee made an odd choice in their endorsement for president in the '08 race.

[...] Mr. Thompson does not favor a constitutional amendment banning abortion, the stated position of the Republican Party's platform and one that is at the heart of National Right to Life's agenda. Mr. Thompson wants states to set their own abortion laws.

Mike Huckabee is the candidate who has taken the most hard line stance against abortion -- this is a guy who called abortion the "American holocaust" -- so I imagine there are many people with the Huckabee campaign who are scratching their heads this morning.

UPDATE: I'm not the only one around here who thinks this is weird.


davidm. said...

I listened to an NPR interview with a Washington Post columnist this morning. His name escapes me. He was asked about some of these endorsements (Thompson, Giuliani), and he replied, that the Christian Right doesn't want to back a loser candidate. That's why they haven't embraced Huckabee as wholeheartedly as one would expect. What ever happened to "the right thing to do" with the values voters? So strange.

John said...

Between this and opposing S-CHIP, the NRLC is really on a roll lately.

alice said...

They do seem to be more interested in acquiring and wielding power than they are in their professed cause.