Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. It would be so simple. In an official Presidential Address, perferrably in prime-time- the President announces all legal elements will be utilized to overturn Roe v. Wade. Would snap GOP like a twig. Would propel him into second term. And let us not wail and gnash teeth, Planned Parenthood, et al. Many of you were among the aging feminists abandoned by party- when Hillary left at the train station- to move the Obama Express last year. The anonymous but very astute Spengler made suggestion at Asia Times. Just as GWB had tension between his Inner Gipper and his Inner Poppy, so O will have to figure out if Inner Clinton takes advantage over Inner Carter. Ideology will have to go. Sarah awaits on the horizon.

  2. The President is not “first and foremost, a political animal.” He is, first and foremost, pro-abortion. And that’s why he won’t reinstate the Mexico City Policy, and why he’ll continue to fight to protect Roe, and advance abortion by every means at his disposal, even when he abandons the liberal position on every other issue.

  3. Respectfully disagree Paul. Popularity is everything to this man. If abortion needs to go “under the bus” to maintain his political fortunes it will. This man can be rolled, and I think it is important to remember that. Pro-lifers need to be noisy in their opposition to every pro-abort move of this administration, and make it clear as glass that there is a polticial price to be paid.

  4. I’d like you to be right, Donald, and I agree with your prescription, but as I see it, the Dems would rather lose elections than give up abortion, Obama more than anyone. Gerald is right; if the Democratic Party embraced the pro-life position, the GOP would be in the wilderness for decades (just as if the GOP were to abandon the pro-life position).

  5. I don’t think you even need to be pro-life to not like the idea of your tax dollars supporting abortion overseas.

    Not shocked that this isn’t popular, but I don’t think people will make that big a deal over it either.

  6. Very interesting poll numbers. I need to chew on these for a few moments. I like the fact that the American people seem to be trending towards more of a pro-life position than a pro-abortion position.

  7. Politician or pro-abortion extremist? It’s an interesting question. Though I think the jury’s still out, I’d be inclined to bet on Obama’s being a pro-abortion extremist. Still, he has been backtracking lately in some areas where I wouldn’t have expected it…

    I have the idea (unsubstatiated by anything except for the fact that she once wrote a fundraising letter to fight the partial-birth abortion ban) that Michelle Obama has pretty extreme views on this issue. It will be interesting to see just how much sway (if any) she has over his decision-making.

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