Pro-Life Casey: Obama Will Pursue Common Good, Common Ground

Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Casey Jr. said tonight at the Democratic National Convention;

Barack Obama and I have an honest disagreement on the issue of abortion, but the fact that I am speaking here tonight is testament to Barack’s ability to show respect for the views of people who may disagree with him. I know Barack Obama and I believe that as President he will pursue the common good by seeking common ground rather than trying to divide us, because we are strongest when we are together. There has never been a time, a more important time to devote ourselves to common purpose.


The vast majority of his speech was about the very real economic hardships that Americans are facing, and without saying it explicitly, the challenge such a disastrous economy like this is to any family making the choice to have a child.

Casey received more respect, and more genuine enthusiasm from an overwhelmingly pro-choice crowd, than anyone who dares advocate a progressive education and prevention agenda ever would at the GOP convention. Maybe we’ll have a chance to find out next week.

Casey supports access to contraception – which puts him far apart from McCain and many other "pro life" Senators. As the pro-choice majority becomes more and more clear in America, one has to assume that Tom Ridge or Joe Lieberman are inching closer to their phones. Countdown to social conservative meltdown in 10 …. 9 …. 8 …. 7 ….


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    >>I know Barack Obama and I believe that as President he will pursue the common good by seeking common ground rather than trying to divide us

    Yea, his record in providing protection to infants born alive shows he knows all about common ground, doesn’t it?

    And his willingness to sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) – which would eliminate every state and Federal restrictions on abortion – shows he’s all for common ground, right?

    Here is a passage from FOCA:

    Section 6, retroactive effect
    This Act applies to every Federal, State, and local statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative order, decisions, policy, practice, or other action enacted, adopted, or implemented before, on, or after the date of enactment of this act.

    And he has yet to explain how his support for some limitations on late term abortion squares with his support for FOCA, which would eliminate such restrictions.

    The only common ground Obama wants is ground that he can find with Planned Parenthood in keeping abortion legal and common.