ASH WEDNESDAY
March 8, 2000
volume 11, no. 48
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PRO-LIFE GROUP STUMPS FOR BUSH

    WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - The National Right to Life Committee spent hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting the Republican candidacy of Texas Gov. George W. Bush ahead of the Super Tuesday primary, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

    The pro-life group spent $340,000 on mailings and calls to pro-life voters in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and another $6,000 in states that will vote on Friday asking them to vote for Bush.

    Executive director David O'Steen said National Right to Life was concerned that some of Arizona Sen. John McCain's statements seemed to move away from the pro-life position. "The bottom line is he's said conflicting and contradictory things during his campaign for president," O'Steen said. "His statements have made pro-lifers extremely nervous during his quest for the presidency."

    In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle last year, McCain said: "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 later said he supports overturning the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

    McCain spokesman Dan McLagan said the senator had a "100 percent solid pro-life voting record" and the real issue was his efforts to tighten rules on outside groups spending money on political campaigns.

          

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