WASHINGTON – In recent days, the ACLU and other pro-abortion advocacy groups have been running e-mail campaigns to urge the exploration of abortion-related policy issues during the October 11 debate between Vice President Joseph Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, today released a resource for journalists with an interest in such issues, entitled “Biden-Ryan Versus Obama on Abortion Policy.”
In the article, veteran NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson explains that during Biden’s long career in the U.S. Senate, he voted on many key abortion-related policy issues exactly the way Congressman Ryan has voted—and opposite to the positions taken by Barack Obama as a legislator and as president.
Among the facts presented:
After further discussion of contrasts between the Biden-Ryan record on specific abortion policy questions and the Obama positions, Johnson concludes:
The contrast between the histories of Barack Obama and Joe Biden on abortion policy issues is only one evidence among many that Obama holds positions on abortion-related issues that are far outside the mainstream of public opinion in America. However, the “mainstream” news media so far have shown an aversion in exploring the outer parameters of Obama’s positions on abortion policy, despite their prevalent eagerness to scrutinize—and often amplify and misinterpret—the positions of pro-life Republicans. Biden is probably counting on his abortion policy history falling squarely into that great big news media blind spot.
The entire article is posted here.
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life organizations and more than 3,000 local chapters nationwide, is the nation’s largest pro-life group. National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.Commenting Policy
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