From Pine View Farm

Flip-Flop 2

John McCain:

Yesterday, on ABC News, he basically stated that it would be fine with him if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and thereby erased the 33-year-old federal right to an abortion. McCain said: “I do believe that it’s very likely or possible that the Supreme Court should — could overturn Roe v. Wade, which would then return these decisions to the states, which I support….I do believe that we would be better off by having Roe v. Wade return to the states. And I don’t believe the Supreme Court should be legislating in the way that they did on Roe v. Wade.”

Oh really? Here’s what McCain told the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999: “Certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to (undergo) illegal and dangerous operations.” He then reiterated this argument on CNN: “We all know, and it’s obvious, that if we repeal Roe v. Wade tomorrow, thousands of young American women would be performing illegal and dangerous operations.”



  1. Opie

    November 21, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    I say we start a website chronicling the flip-floppers on abortion.

  2. Frank

    November 26, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    It is one thing to learn from experience and therefore change your mind. It is quite another to sell out.

    Which is McCain doing? (Hint: It’s not learning from experience.)