A pro-life leader is rejecting Sen. John McCain's suggestion
that Republicans need to focus less on issues like abortion.
After big losses in the general election, the GOP continues to
evaluate how to attract more adherents. Recently on Fox News, the
senior senator from Arizona said the Republican Party significantly
failed to reach Latinos, youth, and single women, and he went on to
submit that the party's mean-spirited approach to social issues is
Jennifer Mason, communications director of Personhood
USA, says, "That's ridiculous."
"That's cowardly; that's something that if you are pro-life, you
have to promote your views," she continues. "You have to
be honest about what you believe in.
"It's very similar to the issue the abolition of slavery," she
continues. "It was even said at that time in the 1800s that it's
okay to be pro-slavery. If you don't like it, don't own slaves
yourself. And that's the same thing that's applied to abortion
Mason quips that if the GOP cannot get one of the most
pro-choice Republican candidates to run for office, relaxing the
focus on abortion is not going to help.
"We have this problem of these more and more left, liberal
Republican candidates coming up to bat, and they can't win," she
notes. "They're unelectable. So, John McCain is clearly on the
wrong track here. We need to get a more conservative
Joining McCain's resolve, Republican strategist Ford O'Connell
told The Christian Science Monitor, "The GOP
cannot continue to engage in fire-and-brimstone rhetoric with
respect to social issues."