I am shocked and amazed to find Catholics claiming that John McCain has a good record on pro-life issues. These Catholics must be, no doubt, quite ignorant of political processes, for John McCain is a strong supporter of embryonic stem cell research, one of those “non-negotiables” we often hear about in Catholic circles. He has voted for every measure that seeks to provide funding and enhancement for embryonic stem cell research while a Senator for Arizona. He has joined with Hilary Clinton and Barak Obama in supporting such legislation–the three have identical voting records on stem cell research.In the past few years, McCain voted “Yea” on S.5 and H.R. 810. S.5 and H.R. 810 were bills to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research. These measures passed the Senate, but were vetoed by President Bush.
As I mentioned in a previous post, McCain is not a pro-life candidate. Not even close.