Rebecca says: You beat me to it.
To be fair to Obama, though, this isn’t a surprise. He has already waffled on foreign policy (keeping Gates, a Bush appointee) and seems to be preparing to run Clinton’s third term in office, despite making a fetish out of change. He has never for a moment, though, pretended to be anything other than rabidly pro-abortion. I don’t like this, but it was predictable. Next promise he will likely keep: to pass the “Freedom of Choice” act ASAP.
It’s going to be a long four years.
Andrea adds: I have talked to many pro-lifers who supported Obama. When I tell them I couldn’t support him for the abortion issue alone, they said one of a couple of things, which were all interesting to me. One person said she thought he was “grappling with the ethical issues;” another didn’t believe me when I spoke about his record. Another said you have to weigh with the damage of the past eight years. Still another said, fine, but McCain didn’t care about abortion really–which is incidentally the only explanation I find even remotely compelling. That’s probably true. But then, would McCain go out of his way to find and hire people like those working at Emily’s List?