Pro-Life Question for John McCain

I was impressed with how John McCain answered questions about when a child qualifies for Human Rights (“At conception”) and about Supreme Court Justice nominations.

I want to trust John McCain.  Other things he has said recently, though, still leave me with a question. 

Given that McCain:

1) Believes life begins at conception (and therefore presumably believes that abortion is murder).

2) Acknowledges that Roe v. Wade is bad law and should be overturned.

3) Acknowledges that there will likely be 2-3 Supreme Court vacancies to be filled in the next President’s term.

4) Understands that it is the President’s role to nominate Supreme Court Justices.

5) Understands that if the President is unable to perform the duties of the office, the Vice-President would become President.

6) Understands that he is the oldest person to ever run for President, and that he has previously had a potentially life-threatening condition.

7) Understands that his Vice-President would be the person nominating Supreme Court Justices if he himself were unable to perform the duties of the office of POTUS.

My question:
How in the world can McCain be considering anyone for VP who does not have a strong Pro-Life record?

I honestly do not wish any evil upon John McCain.  But he, and everyone else who is Pro-Life, must understand that the lives of millions of children could depend on his choice of Vice-President.

UPDATE:HotAir asks McCain leaning pro-choice?

I’m not alone in my questioning of McCain’s commitment to the unborn’s unalienable right to life:

You cannot be pro-life and want a pro-abortion person to be the Vice President of this country.

The fact that he is entertaining the idea calls into question McCain’s pro-life convictions.

Please tell me he and all his staff are not really THIS stupid.

EJDolbow on August 19, 2008 at 12:06 AM

John McCain, if you are truly a “Reagan Republican”, how can you be considering anyone for VP who does not have a strong Pro-Life record? Ronald Reagan himself said:

Unless and until it can be proven that the unborn child is not a living entity, then its right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness must be protected.

And:

freedom prospers only where the blessings of God are avidly sought and humbly accepted.

The American experiment in democracy rests on this insight. Its discovery was the great triumph of our Founding Fathers, voiced by William Penn when he said: “If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.” Explaining the inalienable rights of men, Jefferson said, “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” And it was George Washington who said that “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”

A Presidential candidate who was sincere in their belief that life begins at conception and Life is a Creator-endowed inalienable Right could never:
1) Take a “Federalist”, “States’ Rights” approach to the issue of abortion. States’ rights do not trump inalienable rights.
2) Consider a Pro-Choice VP, knowing full well that the VP is one heartbeat away from chosing the next Supreme Court Justice nomination.

John McCain is unconvincing as a Pro-Life candidate.

Of course Obama and Hillary are worse, but that does not mean that we are “stuck” with whatever McCain decides.

If McCain picks a Pro-Life VP and Values Voters (America’s largest voting block) choose to vote 3rd party, we could very well have our first 3rd Party President.

John McCain, how can this man be your VP of “Choice”?

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has an excellent Pro-Life post entitled DNC Dispatch: The Planned Parenthood protest

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