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NARAL: As Bad As I Always Thought


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“I think it is tremendously disrespectful to Sen. Clinton – who held up the nomination of a FDA commissioner in order to force approval of Plan B and who spoke so eloquently during the Supreme Court nomination about the importance of protecting Roe vs. Wade – to not give her the courtesy to finish the final three weeks of the primary process. It certainly must be disconcerting for elected leaders who stand up for reproductive rights and expect the choice community will stand with them.” – Ellen Malcolm, Emily’s List

That’s the rumor. If this happens NARAL’s donations will dry up from at least half the population of this country. I’m not a member, nor do I give (this endorsement is just one reason I don’t, because I don’t trust these women), but plenty of women I know do.

Get on the phone: Nancy Keenan, 202-973-3000. Email.

To add… Screw NARAL. They backed Joe Lieberman, so what do you expect?

Lieberman said he believes hospitals that refuse to give contraceptives to rape victims for “principled reasons” shouldn’t be forced to do so. “In Connecticut, it shouldn’t take more than a short ride to get to another hospital,” he said.

Radio open thread.

UPDATE: From the comments:

I just got off the phone with NARAL NY. They said that it was the National NARAL office that endorsed Oblique without consulting with ANY of their affiliates. Here is a statement they issued this morning:

May 14, 2008

Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President.

This decision was made internally by NARAL Pro-Choice America, based in Washington D.C., and without the consultation of the NARAL state affiliates across the country.

NARAL Pro-Choice New York will not be issuing an endorsement at this time. NARAL Pro-Choice New York believes that this endorsement in the Democratic primary is premature. We are fortunate to have two pro-choice candidates in Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama. When a nominee is named, NARAL Pro-Choice New York will stand proudly with the pro-choice Democratic candidate in order to defeat anti-choice Republican candidate John McCain in November.

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