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  Lieberman: Major Liberal Abortion Enthusiast Candidate
by J. Grant Swank, Pastor
16 January 2003

How liberal is Lieberman's voting record, particularly on abortion?

The Human Rights Commission gave Joe Lieberman 100% on his voting record in the 106th Congress while the American Conservative Union gave him 0%.

That should tell us something!

Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on February 24, 1942, and
attended public schools there. He received in 1964 a BA from Yale College
and in 1967 a law degree from Yale Law School.

With his wife, Hadassah, and four children - Matthew, Rebecca, Ethan, Hana
- he lives in New Haven.

Lieberman, quintessential political liberal, was elected to the US Senate
in 1988. In 2000, he was elected to a third term. In the last presidential
election, he ran as Veep candidate alongside Al Gore.

Lieberman has served on various Congressional committees: Governmental
Affairs, Environment and Public Works, Clean Air, Wetlands and Private
Property, and Armed Services.

In the Senate, Lieberman voted YES on

. Supporting Roe v Wade right to abortion,*

. Safeguarding access to abortion clinics,*

. Opposing requiring parental notice for minors' abortions,*

. Allowing abortion counseling at federally-funded clinics,*

. Allowing federal abortion funding,*

. Requiring background checks on sales at gun shows,

. Approving five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, and

. Banning certain semiautomatic assault weapons.

He voted NO on

. Removing President Clinton - Article I, grand jury perjury,

. Removing President Clinton - Article II, obstruction of justice,

. Banning "partial-birth" abortions,*

. Prohibiting same-sex military barracks and basic training,

. Banning human cloning,

. Approving constitutional amendment prohibiting flag burning, and

. Confirming Clarence Thomas to Supreme Court.

For conservatives, the above is exceptionally significant, even when
considering Lieberman's official web site's delineation of various supports
he has given to trade, education, tax cuts and such.

* How much blood from murdered babies-in-wombs is on this man's hands,
though he claims to be "spiritual" in the Jewish tradition?

Email J. Grant Swank


Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME

Graduate of accredited college (BA) and seminary (M Div) with graduate work at Harvard Divinity School.

Married for 41 years with 3 adult children.

Author of 5 books and over 2000 articles in various Protestant and Catholic
magazines, journals and newspapers. Writer of weekly religion column for
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD newspaper, Portland ME.

Hobbies: Traveling to South America, Europe, Middle East, Canada; writing;
watercolor painting; meeting new friends.

Current occupations: Pastor; Teacher at Alternative Learning School for
at-risk youths.

Pastorates: Calgary, Alberta; Indianapolis IN; Akron OH; Fishkill NY;
Manchester CT; Walpole MA; Windham ME.

Winner of First Prize Writing Contest which yielded a three-week guided tour
of the Middle East.

Columnist for websites: MensNewsDaily.com, IntellectualConservative.com, MichNews.com,
Chalcedon.com, rePUNK.com, ConservativeTruth.com, FreeRepublic.com (USO Canteen Chapel link), WoundedShepherds.com (Insights link).