Wednesday, July 23, 2008

John McCain's Remarks on Abortion in Speech to National Pro-Life Convention

by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 22, 2008

Note: The following is the text of Senator John McCain's remarks to the National Right to Life convention earlier this month. You can read's coverage of McCain's speech to the pro-life event here.

Thank you for inviting me to address the 2008 National Right to Life Convention, I'm sorry I'm not able to be there in person to address you.

More than two-hundred years ago our nation's founders declared, that we are endowed by our Creator, with certain and unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It was no accident, that they cited life as the first, and most basic right.

For without recognition of the right to life, we are not guaranteed any other rights. Sometimes all wisdom asks of us, is that we recognize common-sense. But sometimes wisdom, as to all other virtues requires courage. the rest


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