The Truth-O-Meter Says:

"McCain opposes a woman's right to choose." on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 in an e-mail message

McCain opposes abortion has attacked Sen. John McCain in an e-mail to its membership, urging people to email it to "friends, family and co-workers."

The e-mail lists 10 items about McCain, beginning with the statement, "His carefully crafted positive image relies on people not knowing this stuff — and you might be surprised by some of it."

The fourth item on the list states, "McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, 'I do not support Roe vs. Wade . It should be overturned.' "

MoveOn is on solid ground here. McCain calls himself prolife. During the primaries in 2007, he asserted several times that he thought Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, and that message is featured prominently on McCain's campaign Web site.

"John McCain believes Roe vs. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench," the Web site states. "Constitutional balance would be restored by the reversal of Roe vs. Wade , returning the abortion question to the individual states."

We find MoveOn's statement about McCain's position on abortion to be True.

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Published: Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

Subjects: Abortion

Sources:, Ten Things to Know about McCain , April 4, 2008

John McCain campaign Web site, Human Dignity and the Sanctity of Life: Overturning Roe vs. Wade , accessed on April 8, 2008, McCain says Roe vs. Wade should be overturned , Feb. 18, 2007

Written by: Angie Drobnic Holan
Researched by: Angie Drobnic Holan
Edited by: Amy Hollyfield

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