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National Right to Life: The Judas Iscariot of The Preborn







By Dr. Patrick Jonston

August 31, 2008

Want a Presidential dream ticket that will unify the country? I propose that Obama pick McCain as his Vice President and McCain pick Obama. That way, if one loses the election, at least he’ll be Vice President! Think about it: Obama’s largest deficit from a purely pragmatic basis is his youth, his lack of political and foreign policy experience, a deficit that McCain would dramatically rectify. McCain’s most significant problem with the average voter is that he looks and sounds old, his presence doesn’t resonate well with the younger generation, and he associates with warmonger G.W. Bush - a problem that would certainly be remedied by picking Obama as his Vice President. Why not? Of the two candidates, McCain would still be the lesser of two evils even with Obama as his V.P., and V.P. Obama could not be any worse that prime V.P. potential Lieberman. If each picked his opponent as his V.P., would that not help repair the partisan division that’s tearing at our country? Besides, McCain and Obama actually do agree on so many things: on gay rights, on tax cuts, on illegal immigration, on gun control, on the environment, and on abortion – they agree more than they differ, all election-year conversions and poll-directed rhetoric aside.

Obama’s extremist liberal positions are no secret to anyone not seduced by his delicious charisma about which the media never ceases to remind us. He is for amnesty for illegal immigrants, taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, more government control over every aspect of our lives, gun control, and gay marriage. However, my die-hard Republican detractors will quote McCain’s campaign trail rhetoric to prove that McCain’s stances differ dramatically from Obama’s, and that McCain is a proven pro-life conservative. Unfortunately for them, McCain’s actions speak louder than his words, and his words since he was elected Senator almost a decade ago speak so much louder than his words today.

1. John McCain supports the killing of some innocent preborn children by abortion.

John McCain claims to be pro-life on the campaign trail, but has repeatedly justified abortion in cases of rape or incest or to protect the life of the pregnant woman.[1] That is, he thinks it is okay to murder some innocent children by abortion. In what way is that pro-life? If abortion is wrong because it kills an innocent human being, how can it be justified on the basis of the father’s crime or the circumstances of conception? How many people must a murderer murder before he’s committed a crime that disqualifies him to live freely in society? How many murders must a politician justify and tax-subsidize before they are disqualified for government office?

As recently as his 2000 Presidential election campaign, he said “Certainly in the short term, or even in the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force women in America to undergo illegal and dangerous (abortion) operations.”[2] In a South Carolina debate with George W. Bush before the 2000 election, John McCain expressly opposed the pro-life plank of the Republican Party platform.

John McCain publicly supports federal funding of embryo-killing stem cell research. This Nazi-ish experimentation on the body parts of exploited preborn children shouldn’t be legal, much less funded by taxpayers, yet John McCain has voted for and publicly given strong support for massive corporate farms of little children who are exploited and destroyed for profit.[3]

John McCain has voted to fund Planned Parenthood, the largest baby-killing organization in the world, and he has voted to fund abortion by voting for HHS funds for Title X and Medicaid.[4] He has voted to fund government distribution of abortifacients like the morning-after pill and progestin-only birth control pills to unmarried adolescents, which can be given to underage children even if their parents object.

John McCain is not supporting a Human Life Amendment to the United States Constitution, nor is he supporting legislation in the U.S. Senate which would end legalized child-killing in America.[5]

McCain has publicly stated that he will support “strict constructionists” to the judiciary; however, if what he has done in the past is any indication of what he will do in the future, he will have no qualms about appointing “pro-abortion” strict constructionists. After all, he voted to confirm pro-abortion Stephen Breyer and pro-abortion ACLU-activist Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court. He called Sam Alito “too conservative”. McCain also voted for David Satcher for Surgeon General, who supports partial-birth-abortion. [6] McCain’s National Campaign Chairman in 2000 and his most likely choice for U.S. Attorney General was a pro-abortion Senator who opposed the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. He was part of the “gang of 14” Senators who legitimized the Democratic Party’s filibuster of Bush’s judicial nominees. If John McCain has “always been pro-life” as he claims, perhaps his previous votes inform us as to what kind of pro-life President he would be: one who has no problem ushering child-killing Judges onto the Supreme Court.


That he has received the endorsement of National Right to Life is more informative about their compromise than it is about John McCain’s commitment to protect children in the womb.

2. John McCain supports the criminalization of some free speech against political incumbents.

John McCain is most well known and most disliked by conservatives for adding his name to the bill that eviscerated first amendment rights in the name of campaign finance, and it did so in a manner that favored the Democrats and handicapped conservatives.[7] This bill criminalized the activity of pro-life and pro-second-amendment groups who simply wanted to run ads before an election.[8] He also personally worked to oppose the free speech rights of Wisconsin Right to Life.[9]

3. John McCain supports amnesty for illegal immigrants.

McCain is known to be “Public Enemy Number 1” for many foes of illegal immigration. The senator co-sponsored with Ted Kennedy the infamous immigration reform bill that would have legalized undocumented immigrants.[10] He promoted social security credit for illegal aliens. He talks strong on border security on the campaign trail, but unbeknownst to his hearers, his version of “border security” is always annexed to amnesty for those who violated our laws to trespass into our country.

4. John McCain opposed George W. Bush’s tax cuts.

John McCain opposed George W. Bush’s across-the-board tax cut, calling it a “tax cut for the rich.” He voted against tax cuts six times since being in the Senate, and does not support the repeal of the death tax (estate tax).[11] In 2001, McCain and liberal Republican Lincoln Chafee were the only two Republican senators to vote against the first Bush tax cut. In 2003, he was one of three Republicans to vote against the second tax cut. He has proven his commitment to high taxes, all his election year rhetoric notwithstanding.

5. John McCain is an “environmentalist wacko.”

Senator John McCain has been throwing his weight behind the environmentalist’s pseudo-scientific global warming theories.[12] He wants to employ the coercive power of government to force businesses to adapt to costly limitations on their greenhouse gases based upon these faulty theories. He is trying to distinguish himself from his Democratic opponent by publicly supporting off-shore drilling, but his vocal opposition to drilling for oil in Alaska’s ANWR wilderness is one of the main reasons that our fuel still largely comes from Muslim dictators and is so extremely expensive today.[13] If we had drilled in Alaska five years ago, when Republican leaders were calling for it, we would have energy independence and fuel affordability today, if it weren’t for R.I.N.O.’s[14] in Congress like John McCain.

6. John McCain voted to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

John McCain claims to be pro-second-amendment, but the Gun Owners of America rates McCain F minus in 2004 and 2006 – that, by the way, is the worst possible grade![15] The N.R.A. President has termed McCain the “worst Second Amendment candidate.” For example: John McCain sponsored an amendment to Senate Bill 1805 that would destroy gun shows by outlawing private gun sales at such events.[16] If you want to sell your six-shooter to Bob at the local gun show, McCain would like to see you locked up in prison for a long time. His McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill targeted the free speech rights of gun owners, criminalizing their attempts to advertise the views of candidates to the public before an election.

7. John McCain is an unrepentant adulterer and not friendly to “family values.”

John McCain has publicly stated that he doesn’t consider homosexual acts to be sin, and he endorses homosexual “civil unions” (which, whether he likes it or not, is marriage by another name).[17] He has received enormous support from the Log Cabin Republicans, which are a homosexual activist group.

McCain claims to be a strong supporter of “family values” but he was intimate with another woman while married to his first wife.[18] He left the handicapped mother of his three children, the woman that waited for him when he was imprisoned in Vietnam, for a woman twenty-four years younger than him. This is the worst of betrayals.

Hungry for the praise of the New York Times, John McCain launched an unprovoked attack against Reverends Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, calling them “agents of intolerance.” In 2000, Focus on the Family President James Dobson indicted McCain for a violent temper, for unethical conduct in the “Keating 5 scandal,” for profane speech, and compared him to Bill Clinton.[19]

“Isn’t McCain the lesser of two evils?”

Some conservatives will insist that John McCain is simply “the lesser of two evils” compared to Obama, who is openly pro-choice when it comes to the killing of innocent children in the womb. Indeed, Obama is even complicit with the killing of babies who survive an abortion attempt![20] But at least Obama is honest about being pro-choice. I’d rather have the enemy across the battle lines in front of me than a Judas Iscariot behind me.

If we adopt reasoning that the “lesser of two evils” is always the best choice, will we one day support a fascist over a Communist? Would we have endorsed Hitler over Stalin, because Hitler was “the lesser of two evils” in Naziism’s competition with Communism for the minds of the German people in the 1930’s and 40’s? Hey, Hitler carried the Bible, went to church, and will protect Germany’s culture, unlike that atheist Stalin and his Communist goons who want to paint the world red. Can’t you see that if conservatives continue to bite the “lesser of two evils” bait, we will continue to endorse and support any evil, child-killing, adulterer the Republican Party throws at us as long as he is a little more conservative than his Democratic opponent.

If we can’t draw the line in the sand at the killing of innocent children in the womb, then we are nothing but accomplices in the Abortion Holocaust. Better to lose the election and safeguard your soul than sacrifice your soul and your principles for a seat at the Republican Administrations’ table. Hands stained with innocent blood and the bitter wrath of God may be the consequence of our unwillingness to stand with God against the child-killers and in defense of His innocent preborn children.

I think the case can be made that Obama, with a Republican majority in Congress, would be the best option to protect our freedoms than McCain with a Democratic or Republican majority. This is painful to admit for a man who ran as a Republican candidate for State Representative in my Ohio district, and recited the Republican Party platform repeatedly on the campaign trail, but we must be honest about our malady before we will ever adopt the right remedy. Let’s face it: with a Democratic President, at least Republicans in Congress will do something they have rarely done since Bill Clinton was in office: they will act like fiscal and social conservatives again! The Republicans in Congress would resist Obama’s initiatives like they resisted Clinton; they will hold true to the conservative values upon which they campaigned. As we saw time and time again during the Bush Presidency, conservatives in Congress betrayed their conservative principles in order to vote with their Party on legislation proposed by their Republican President, legislation they would have vehemently opposed if a Democratic President proposed it.[21] We have a better chance to protect our freedoms with Obama as President and a Republican-dominated Congress to check him than with John McCain. The Republican Party deserves a spanking for nominating John McCain and for thinking conservatives naïve enough to vote for their “lesser evil” every four years.

Pat Buchanan warned that if the Republican Party nominated McCain, it would lose its soul. The GOP is setting the stage for a rise in the prominence of a third party[22] that is uncompromisingly pro-life and serious about protecting our constitutional liberties and restraining the power of the central government with the chains of the Constitution. Too many conservatives know they are being fed a load of lies about McCain in his attempt to convince conservatives that he is true to our values. McCain’s record is clear: he loathes and detests conservatives and our values and is only using us to gain power.

For whom, you ask, am I going to vote for President? I’m certainly not going to waste my vote. I’m writing in Ron Paul’s name.


1, John McCain on abortion, USA Today and Overturn Roe v. Wade, but keep incest & rape exceptions
2, Ron Fournier, Associated Press Aug 24, 1999
3, AGAIN ! - Pro-abort, CFR-member, Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) voted AGAIN ! for federally-funded embryo destruction - destroying early human life with taxpayer dollars. Videos / McCain Is Pro-death not Pro-Life - catholic/christian EWTN
4, Proof McCain voted for federal taxpayer abortion funding and Pro-Abort McCain voted for HHS funding with surgical abortion, chemical abortion, and fornication funding
5, Thomas Jefferson
6, James Dobson Calls McCain An Unethical Adulterer, Compares Him To Bill Clinton
7, So much for free speech
8, Fix the McCain-Feingold law
9, Supreme Court of the United States case
10, It’s Illegal Immigration, Stupid: Why McCain and Hillary Will Never Be President and Enter McCain-Kennedy
11, McCain Abandons Concerns Over Bush Tax Cuts To Get 2008 Nomination. And ATR ratings
12, John McCain: Environmental Activist?
13, McCain Does Not Fit 'Conservative' Definition. And, McCain Reiterates Opposition to Drilling in Wildlife Refuge.
14, R.I.N.O. = Republicans In Name Only
15, John McCain: Conservative or Gun-Grabber?
16, John McCain is a liberal gun grabber. And John McCain the most flawed presidential candidate in American history
17, McCain Answers On Abortion, Homosexuality Anything But “Straight Talk
18, High infidelity
19, James Dobson Calls McCain An Unethical Adulterer, Compares Him To Bill Clinton. And John McCain the most flawed presidential candidate in American history
20, Jill Stanek on Obama
21, Why Christians should not vote for George W. Bush. And Ron Paul's Texas Straight talk
22, Is the Republican party going going the way of the Whigs? P.S. The Constitution Party is an option with present leadership’s dishonesty and their abandonment of pro-lifers

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Patrick Johnston and his wife Elizabeth reside in Zanesville, Ohio, with their six young home-schooled children. Patrick is a family practice physician and founder of the Association of Pro-life Physicians, which is dedicated to restoring a remnant of physicians in our communities who are convinced that life begins at conception and who will not commit nor refer for abortions (

He founded the Alliance to Reform Education Funding to fight public school levies and promote Christian home-schooling ( Dr. Johnston is committed to revival in the church, and the restoration of Biblical law and constitutional government in America. Dr. Johnston is currently campaigning for State Representative for District 94 in Ohio. Their family ministry -














If we can’t draw the line in the sand at the killing of innocent children in the womb, then we are nothing but accomplices in the Abortion Holocaust. Better to lose the election and safeguard your soul than sacrifice your soul and your principles for a seat at the Republican Administrations’ table.