Anytime I hear a person say "I, personally, oppose abortion," it is a red flag for me.
Tonight in the KY3 debate between Claire McCaskill and Senator Jim Talent she made that statement. What she means is she wouldn't have an abortion herself but she wouldn't presume to make that decision for any other woman. Claire McCaskill is pro-abortion not pro-life and when I hear someone make that statement without clarifying that they mean that they wouldn't have an abortion themselves but support abortion rights it leaves me to believe that they are trying to fool unwitting people into thinking they are pro-life. It is double speak. The fact is Claire McCaskill is pro-"choice" not pro-life:
AP Wire 09/25/2006 McCaskill on abortion:
"Abortion should be safe, legal and rare. I believe the decision to have an abortion is up to the woman in conjunction with her family, doctor and whatever spiritual guidance she seeks, not in the hands of the government."
She is listed as an Endorsed Candidate at NARAL Pro-Choice America and is a featured candidate at EMILY's List which, at its website, describes itself as:
"...the nation's largest grassroots political network, is dedicated to taking back our country from the radical right wing by electing pro-choice Democratic women to federal, state, and local office."
Just don't be fooled by her double speak.