Sunday, March 16, 2008

Obama and Clinton Against Helping "Poor Pregnant Women"

Obama and Clinton Join Senate Against Helping Pregnant Women, McCain Disagrees
Washington, DC ( --

Pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton joined a majority of the Senate Thursday night in rejecting an amendment that would offer financial support to poor pregnant women and their unborn children.

Their votes contrasted with likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain. The two candidates voted against a measure by Sen. Wayne Allard of Colorado that would have included pregnant women and their unborn children in the SCHIP program.

Pro-life groups strongly supported the amendment because it would help women who may otherwise have an abortion because of financial worries about affording a baby. The vote provided another clear contrast between Obama and Clinton, who support unlimited abortions funded with taxpayer dollars, and McCain, who opposes abortion and has called for reversing Roe v. Wade. Obama and Clinton voted with the majority of the Senate 52-46 in rejecting the bid to help pregnant women while McCain supported the Allard amendment.

ACTION: See how your senators voted on the Allard amendment by going here. Take a few minutes to make your views known on their vote by calling 202-224-3121 or going to for contact information. Full story at


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