Antiabortion Lawmakers' Backing May Help in Pa., Ind.--As strong and consistent abortion foes, Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. and former congressman Timothy J. Roemer are anomalies in a Democratic Party that has overwhelmingly advocated abortion rights. Yet both are backing Sen. Barack Obama, whom one conservative blogger dubbed "the most pro-abortion candidate ever."Barack Obama
"I'm not sure how the Roemer endorsement can be justified," said Mike Fichter, executive director of Indiana Right to Life. "I find it beyond confusing." But he conceded: "It could be significant with people who are paying attention to Obama's sound bites, rather than what he has voted for. For people who are not really digging into the background, support from someone like Roemer could have quite an impact."
Monday, April 14, 2008
"For Obama, Unexpected Support"
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