The pro-life movement could suffer heavy damage in the November election, depending on how informed voters are. The National Right to Life Committee is working to educate them.
Douglas Johnson, legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), says Barack Obama is committed to a strategy of sweeping changes in abortion policies. "For example, he is dedicated to repealing the Hyde Amendment, which is the law that prohibits federal funding of abortions and which has saved the lives of more than one million Americans since it was first enacted," he explains.
Obama, Johnson notes, has also pledged to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, "which is a proposed federal law that would invalidate and nullify hundreds of pro-life laws across the country, including parental notification laws and which would make partial-birth abortion legal again."
Johnson suggests the Democratic presidential candidate had a history of being extremely pro-abortion on state and federal levels -- until he won his party's presidential nod. Since then, says the pro-lifer, "he has adopted a cynical, what they call, 'messaging' strategy where he has teams of surrogates going out and trying to sell Obama to the various faith communities as some sort of centrist or moderate," he adds.
Johnson contends Obama is neither. The NRLC has endorsed GOP presidential candidate John McCain.
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