- Nov 22, 2003
- Reaction score
It's not going to help, look at Guilliani's numbers. In fact, it'll cost him moderate votes:
Think about the bolded phrases/sentences.McCain: Roe v. Wade should be overturned
By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press WriterSun Feb 18, 9:36 PM ET
Republican presidential candidate John McCain (news, bio, voting record), looking to improve his standing with the party's conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned.
"I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned," the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.
McCain also vowed that if elected, he would appoint judges who "strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States and do not legislate from the bench."
The landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade gave women the right to choose an abortion to terminate a pregnancy. The Supreme Court has narrowly upheld the decision, with the presence of an increasing number of more conservative justices on the court raising the possibility that abortion rights would be limited.
Social conservatives are a critical voting bloc in the GOP presidential primaries.