A Time blog digs up an interesting quote from John McCain in 1999:
“I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary,” McCain told the Chronicle in 1999. “But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.”
I’ve said all along that the religious right is correct not to trust McCain. He isn’t one of them and he never has been. He’s been frantically pandering to them for the last few years because he knows he has to do so to have any chance of winning the presidency, but that isn’t what he really believes. His real beliefs were stated when he called Falwell and Robertson “agents of intolerance.” He’s not really anti-abortion, nor is he a particularly religious man at all.