Christian News Network – November 25, 2012:
Former Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain: ‘Leave Abortion Alone’
Former Republican presidential candidate and current United States Senator John McCain told reporters this morning that politicians should stop pushing the issue of abortion.
McCain explained to Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday that he believes that there are more pressing matters in the nation.
“I can state my position on abortion, but other than that, leave the issue alone,” he said, “when we are in the kind of economic situation, and frankly, national security situation we’re in.”
When asked whether he would allow abortion to continue in America, after a slight laugh, McCain replied that he would.
“I would allow those opinions and respect those opinions,” he said. “I’m proud of my pro-life position and record, and if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views.”
McCain had also outlined during the interview that he believes Republicans need to be more positive in projecting their stance on national matters, instead of stating what they are against.
“I think we have to have a bigger tent,” he said. “It can’t be just being against the Democrats, and against Harry Reid and against Obama. You’ve got to be for things. And we have to give them something like the  Contract with America that we gave them some years ago.”
“You’ve got to be for things.”
What exactly does McCain think being “pro” something means?
The comment below by Alan John de Bernardine, which he posted at LifesiteNews.com, pretty much expresses my viewpoint.
How many points can one contest in a single comment? I’ll try to limit myself to the first two or three assertions of Sen. McCain in the above article:
Well, what in the world are you in the Senate for, if matters of life and death aren’t worth fighting for? What exactly do you want to do for society? What kind of soldier, when the enemy is threatening to kill our POWs, would suggest “We should just state our position, but other than that, let’s just leave the issue alone.” Mr. McCain, what kind of hero talks like that?
In the face of the annual slaughter of roughly 1,000,000 unborn Americans, I find your preoccupation with the economy and national security a bit incredible. Do you think that the killing of almost 50,000,000 unborn Americans since the passing of Roe v. Wade has nothing to do with our present economic and national security problems? Apparently, you fail to understand the cause and effect relationship of moral behavior and social well being. That being so, I question your qualification as a leader of a civilized society. To not see the connection is a sign of great spiritual ignorance.
Sen. McCain, you are quoted as saying: “I’m proud of my pro-life position.” Mr. McCain, you don’t have a pro-life position. You have a pro-choice position that concedes the option to kill unborn children. That’s not pro-life, but rather, tolerance of a false conception of liberty—the liberty to kill an innocent human being. How you can be proud of that, I have no idea. I guess it’s kind of like gay “pride,” and the sophisticated liberal “intellectual” ideology that welcomes the corruption of morals as “progress.” Which is apparently what you also embrace, when you suggest that the GOP needs a bigger tent. Sir, you are not offering a meaningful alternative to the Democratic agenda, but a merger.
Mr. McCain, you’ve stated your position. You have said, “if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views,” implying, I suppose, that our views can somehow be compatible or reconciled. I disagree with you Mr. McCain. I respect your right to have an opinion, but I cannot accept that opinion that it is contrary to truth and justice. Such an opinion must be rejected, for the good of society. If you can be so tolerant as to accept my view, then, please just “leave the issue alone.” Otherwise, a “civil war” within the GOP is inevitable, and you will be just as much the cause of it, and worse–you will be warring on the wrong side.