Republican presidential candidate John McCain (news, bio, voting record), looking to improve his standing with the party’s conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned.
“I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned,” the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.
I have a hard time believing that anyone can be elected President by coming straight out and saying that Roe should be overturned. They couldn’t even restrict abortion in South Dakota, so what makes anyone think that this is a winning strategy in more liberal states (meaning just about all of them) is beyond me. And I don’t think the “states rights” argument is going to fly because the only people who invoke states rights are those who are against abortion and, generally, against civil rights for that matter. The average person doesn’t consult the Federalist Papers when make a life decision. And people don’t think of choice as something that might be available here but not there. You’re either for it or against it.
John McCain has decided that he is for forced pregnancy.