“While McCain supports public funding, he opposes the purposeful creation of human embryos for destruction, he supports funding adult stem cell research and opposes both forms of human cloning.
That’s a contrast to the position pro-abortion presidential candidate Barack Obama takes — as he has said he would use an executive order to mandate funding for the grisly research as soon as he takes office.”
Also, the selection of Palin has particular significance in that in this very act is the implicit acknowledgement by McCain that he must submit, if not, acquiesce to the very demands of a Pro-Life consitituency or else.
He is, thus, more beholden to Pro-Lifers whereas Obama is staunchly beholden to his Pro-Choice constituency, as manifested in FOCA and his expressed determination to appoint Pro-Abort Justices on the Supreme Court to preserve & multiply the ravages of Roe v. Wade and practically undo (and, thereby, also prevent) restrictions on abortions as that in the PBA SCOTUS decision delivered by the Roberts/Alito Team, which the Obaman camp acknowledge would essentially lead to the undoing of Roe v. Wade:
ROE v. WADE MAKES CAMPAIGN COMEBACK
“Gov. Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton in a statement issued before McCain had stepped out on the stage in Dayton, Ohio, with Palin.
“She shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade,” agreed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi two hours later.
“Gov. Palin and John McCain are a good match because they both want to overturn Roe v. Wade,” chimed in Ellen Malcolm, a Hillary Clinton adviser and president of the Democratic group Emily’s List, which backs women abortion rights candidates.
“The last thing women need is a president — and vice president — who are prepared to turn back the clock on women’s rights and repeal the protections of Roe v. Wade,” said Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which backs mostly Democratic candidates.
If McCain were to win the election but not serve out his term, it would be Palin nominating justices for any Supreme Court vacancies.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Barack Obama has launched a broadside against John McCain’s opposition to abortion rights and moved one of the most divisive issues in modern American politics to the airwaves on a large scale for the first time in this presidential campaign.
Obama’s new radio ad, airing widely in at least seven swing states, tells voters McCain “will make abortion illegal.”
An announcer then claims that “as president, John McCain will make abortion illegal,” before playing an exchange on “Meet the Press” in which McCain told moderator Tim Russert that he favors “a constitutional amendment to ban all abortions.”
"From the beginning, Christianity has understood itself as the religion of the 'Logos', as the religion according to reason. In the first place, it has not identified its precursors in the other religions, but in the philosophical enlightenment which has cleared the path of tradition to turn to the search of the truth and towards the good, toward the one God who is above all gods."
— Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, "The Subiaco Address"