AUL Action Enthusiastically Welcomes McCain's Strong Pro-Life Pick for Vice President


Charmaine and Your Business Blogger(R) spent most of the week here in Minneapolis getting ready for the convention next week while the Penta-posse was in the care of the grandparents.

We got an idea, as did Alert Readers that it was Palin when FOX reported that a jet was bringing the Palins et al to Dayton. Yes, the McCain professionals were using misdirection to keep the VP pick a secret. But chartering a Gulf Stream 4 from Alaska is a $50,000 head fake.

Conservatives don’t spend money like that.

So Charmaine and her AUL team in Chicago and Minneapolis were researching and drafting talking points and a press release the instant Carl Cameron, from FOX of course, would confirm his early clues and make the call.

We watched the announcement in our hotel room. We cried (501C-4) tears.

Later, we ran into Dan Coats who spoke to a luncheon today. The McCain people asked him to speak and talk about the VP selection.

The challenge was that Coats didn’t know who the VP nominee was — so he wrote two speeches — and gave the “better speech.” It was a very happy, happy room full of conservatives.

Follows is the AUL Action press release.


AUGUST 29, 2008

Media Contact

Matthew Eppinette


AUL Action Enthusiastically Welcomes McCain’s Strong Pro-Life Pick for Vice President

Chicago, Illinois — Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Sen. John McCain today announced that his Vice Presidential running mate will be Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

AUL Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest stated, “With this bold and inspired selection, Sen. McCain has verified his stated commitment to assembling a truly pro-life administration.”

“The Republican ticket stands in stark contrast to the stridently pro-abortion ticket put forth by the Democratic party,” added Yoest. “You can be sure the vice presidential selections will have far-reaching ramifications in this race.”

As governor, Palin has been a solid pro-life champion. For example, Palin expressed her disagreement with the Alaska Supreme Court when it overturned a 1997 parental consent law in 2007, and supported a constitutional amendment requiring parental consent for abortions.

Denise Burke, AUL Action Vice President & Legal Director, said, “Parental consent laws are essential tools for protecting young girls from the negative consequences of abortion and for defending the constitutional rights of parents to raise their children.”

Studies have clearly demonstrated that the risks of abortion — both long- and short-term — are more pronounced for teenagers. Parents are best positioned to safeguard their children’s health and welfare. Moreover, parental consent laws also protect teenagers by reducing the demand for abortions and increasing teenage sexual responsibility. Polling consistently shows that 70% of American public supports these common sense laws.

In a world where actions speak louder than words, Governor Palin shouted through a megaphone when she gave birth to a son with Down Syndrome in April of this year. In spite of the fact that nearly 9 in 10 babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted, Governor Palin gave birth to Trig Paxson Van Palin on April 18, 2008.

About AUL Action

AUL Action is the legislative arm of Americans United for Life (AUL). The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. In addition, AUL has been involved in every pro-life case before the Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade.


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4 Responses

  1. JT says:

    The conservatives want to protect and encourage life — including life that some people say may not be perfect.

    Obama voted to let these babies die before they were born and even after.

  2. Tom says:

    Gimme a BREAK, Jack! Palin is the most unqualified VP ever selected. This has virtually guaranteed an Obama landslide victory.

  3. Jack says:

    The issue of infanticide will be a key topic this election. Obama voted to let babies die — He is more worried about the Roe ruling that the life of a child.

  4. Jack Yoest says:

    Tom, Palin is Commander of the Alaskan National Guard and CEO of the state. She has run more in government and the military than Obama. Her state borders two foreign countries — she’s got more foreign policy experience than Obama.

    You are right: there will be a landslide, but for McCain and Palin. We got internal polling on the 12 battle ground states that confirms some numbers and trends.

    Most of the voters in these states are self identified as Pro-Life. And in three states, including California, a marriage amendment is on the ballot. In those state the marriage amendment in an overwhelming winner.

    It is not likely that voters will go for the abortion Obama, against marriage while voting against McCain.

    McCain and Palin will win and win big.

    Thank you for commenting,

    Jack (and Charmaine)