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  • Stop pro-abortion internships at the University of St. Thomas

    12/16/2014 9:01:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    tfp student action ^ | December 9, 2014: | staff
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota – a Catholic institution founded in 1885 – are currently being offered "volunteer/internship opportunities" with mega-abortion provider Planned Parenthood, according to the university's web site. Other pro-abortion advocacy groups featured by the university as "volunteer/internship opportunities," include NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, Pro-Choice Resources, Family Tree Clinic, and the National Organization for Women-Minnesota (NOW). Sign your petition to remove these pro-abortion listings. Your instant protest will go to the president of the University of St. Thomas, Dr. Julie Sullivan, urging her to remove every pro-abortion group on the list of “volunteer/internship opportunities.” How...
  • NARAL sounds alarm: “there’s no guarantee we can stop” late-term abortion ban

    12/14/2014 11:16:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Adam Peters
    NARAL Pro-Choice America made a shocking move recently. The organization’s president Ilyse Hogue announced how freaked out it is by a new effort to protect preborn children. What’s got NARAL panicked this time is the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act–legislation that would ban abortions after twenty weeks. Part of the impetus comes from Dr. Kawaljeet Anand’s research at the University of Tennessee, as his work suggests that a fetus can suffer pain by week twenty. This is especially relevant in light of what a second trimester abortion typically involves: pulling the fetus apart one piece at a time. While some...
  • [From Buzzfeed] 10 Awesome Pro-Choice & Feminist Gifts For The Advocate In Your Life (BARF)

    12/14/2014 10:58:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | NARAL Pro-Choice America
    It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means – it’s the season to give gifts! Not sure what to get that special someone in your life who’s passionate about reproductive freedom and feminism? We’ve got you covered.
  • Bruce Braley says he’s against late term abortion. His record says something else.

    11/02/2014 2:38:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 1, 2014 | Adam Peters
    NARAL Pro-Choice America’s president, Ilyse Hogue, said in a recent fundraising email that she’s “seriously starting to panic.” No, it’s not because she’s suddenly realized how her organization makes life easy for sexual predators. Rather, it’s because “[a]nti-choice Republicans are about to take over the Senate–and Mitch McConnell has already said that one of the very first things he’ll do is pass a ban on abortion after 20 weeks.” For evidence of the impending takeover, Ms. Hogue pointed to the Iowa senate race, where “polls say the anti-choice candidate is ahead by 2.5 points.” That “anti-choice candidate” would be Joni...
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America is worried about November. Abusive men should be scared too.

    10/13/2014 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Adam Peters
    What does desperation look like? Well, if you’re NARAL Pro-Choice America, it looks like this: (PIC ON LINK) Polls show that a number of pro-life candidates have a good shot at winning this November, and that includes aspiring North Carolina senator Thom Tillis. Tillis has been endorsed by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List in his race against the Democratic incumbent, Kay Hagan. In response, NARAL compared pro-lifers to sexual predators in a new ad featuring the image above. I suppose it’s not surprising that a pro-abortion group would take this approach. After all, most people feel comfortable talking about...
  • NARAL: The National Association for Reproducing Activist Lesbians

    10/12/2014 9:08:18 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Mike Adams
    Abortion is a fundamental right. Especially if you're a lesbian. If you don't believe me then just ask Amy Schlag and Katie Peel. They are the "married" couple that controls forty percent of UNCW's five-office diversity industrial complex. Amy (the husband) runs the LGBTQIA Office. Katie (the wife) runs the Women's Resource Center. I began to get the idea that these two women were really worried about getting pregnant when Amy started to use her LGBTQIA Office to advocate for abortion. Last year, she sponsored a film that defended late term abortionists as well as the gruesome practice of partial...
  • Wow: New NARAL Ad Compares Pro-life Group to a Molester

    10/08/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    We've seen some shameful and misleading ads this election cycle, but has the pro-abortion organization NARAL crossed the line? In an ad buy that cost over five figures, the group's new video in North Carolina criticizes the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List for endorsing Republican Thom Tillis and his anti-abortion agenda. That's the predictable part. What is shocking, however, is an image the NARAL ad uses at the end of the video for comparison: a man sexually molesting a woman.Watch the ad if you don't believe me:By including this disturbing picture in the ad, NARAL is shamefully trying to compare the...
  • Pro-Abortion Group Compares Pro-Life People to Sexual Abusers

    10/08/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Cortney O'Brien
    We’ve seen some shameful and misleading ads this election cycle, but has the pro-abortion organization NARAL crossed the line?In an ad buy that cost over five figures, the group’s new video in North Carolina criticizes the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List for endorsing Republican Thom Tillis and his anti-abortion agenda. That’s the predictable part. What is shocking, however, is an image the NARAL ad uses at the end of the video for comparison: a man sexually molesting a woman. Watch the ad if you don’t believe me: naral12By including this disturbing picture (right) in the ad, NARAL is shamefully...
  • Bombs, bullets, and abortion: Here are the facts that Ilyse Hogue and NARAL ............

    09/18/2014 11:47:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Adam Peters
    FULL TITLE: Bombs, bullets, and abortion: Here are the facts that Ilyse Hogue and NARAL Pro-Choice America don’t want you to know Ilyse Hogue is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and she’s a little upset. Yes, I know–that’s nothing new. What is new, however, is the target of her wrath. When the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com recently announced that it will no longer raise money to pay for abortions, Ms. Hogue wasn’t pleased. In response, she put out a mass email accusing GoFundMe of subjecting “one in three women” to “stigma, shame, or judgment.” This, she explained, is because the...
  • NARAL Lobbies GoFundMe to Allow Women to Crowdfund Their Abortions

    09/11/2014 9:43:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    NARAL is not happy that crowdfunding website GoFundMe has taken down a woman’s attempt to crowdfund her abortion and is prohibiting future attempts for people to use its service to raise money to kill their unborn children. LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman named Bailey who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. GoFundMe eventually made public a response to why it shut the attempt down. baileyNow, one of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the country is upset and has started a lobbying campaign to get its members to pressure GoFundMe...
  • Gender issues remains at center of U.S. Senate race with debate over women's health care

    07/15/2014 6:34:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 07/15/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The issues of gender equality and women’s rights are being used by Democrats in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race to illustrate the disconnect between Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and women voters as a pro-choice group begins to run ads in the state and a big name McConnell foe criticizes his stances. NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC, a group which has endorsed Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and called her a “pro-choice champion”, released an ad Tuesday to run statewide in Kentucky for a week. The group says the 30-second ad, titled “Mitch McConnell Will Never Do the Right Thing for...
  • Why NARAL is Not Pro-Choice

    05/08/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Joe Young
    This past week NARAL Pro-Choice announced that Google had responded to its complaints against reportedly “deceptive” web search ads by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and other pro-life advocates. The group contacted Google and claimed that up to 79 percent of crisis centers ads violated Google’s Adwords rules. (Where NARAL got those numbers is another issue entirely.) While Google has only agreed to continue to enforce its policy, NARAL touts this as a grand victory against the pro-life movement. In fact, the group has already moved on to protest ads on Yahoo! and Bing. NARALs attack on CPC’s web search advertising...
  • Google partners with NARAL to censor pro-life ads

    04/29/2014 5:17:09 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/29/14 | Steve Berman
    The government bureaucrats who regulate and inspect our food for a living may be less than competent at scrutinizing their own meals. The national Food Safety Summit was attended by 1,300 food safety officials, including agents of the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control as well as a number of large businesses. Officials hired the Baltimore Convention Center and its food service provider, Centerplate, to host and cater the event. “A couple of our folks indicated that they had experienced symptoms associated with food poisoning after the summit,” said FDA spokeswoman Juli Putnam.
  • NARAL President says GOP should support abortion to win elections

    04/29/2014 2:38:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 29, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, has advice for Republicans WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Republicans should abandon the unborn for electoral victory, one of the nation's leading abortion supporters wrote on Sunday. Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, wrote in a column for MSNBC that "many in the GOP are beginning to understand the severe cost of an agenda so far out of step with most Americans." That "agenda," says Hogue, is "dangerous state laws that severely limit a woman's constitutional right to access legal abortion." Calling pro-life policies representative of "a deep-seated, regressive perspective on women’s...
  • NARAL President: ‘Anti-Abortion Is Anti-American’

    03/07/2014 12:21:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 7, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    Everybody says something stupid and offensive at one time or another. But it takes a special kind of ideologue to turn it into a speech repeated over and over. And that ideologue is NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue.  We missed it the first time she told a crowd that pro-lifers are “un-American.” That was at a Feb. 4 event in Washington, D.C. marking the pro-abortion group’s 45th anniversary (see video below). But Hogue liked it so much she said it again in San Francisco on March 4, at an event featuring Sandra Fluke, America’s most famous birth control user. And lest anyone...
  • NARAL Upset Obama Nominated Judge Who Once Backed Pregnancy Centers

    02/13/2014 7:54:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    NARAL has been flooding my Facebook feed with paid advertisements for a petition to thwart the nomination of Judge Michael Boggs to the federal bench. This is a little strange, since you may recall from high school civics class that federal judges are nominated by the President; you might also recall that the current President of the United States is such a diehard abortion supporter that he was unwilling to get on board with the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. So what’s going on here? According to NARAL, when Boggs was a Georgia state legislator more than a decade ago, he...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 January 2014

    01/05/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for an organization of Catholic nuns challenging a requirement that some religion-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council; Dr. John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • The line forms on the left: Liberals run to cameras saying ANYTHING to attack conservatives

    10/27/2013 8:46:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/27/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The New Town Shooting; Kermit Gosnell murders; Benghazi; liberals see these sad events as opportunities to raise money by blaming them on Republicans. Ordinary people would recoil from such conduct, but liberal Democrats aren’t “ordinary people.” In the wake of all of these outrages which honest evaluation places totally at their feet, liberals have used them as an opportunity to get “on stage” and parrot the attack de jour on conservatives or merely make one up. It’s anything for a shot of “ink.” It never matters that the attack isn’t even vaguely rationale; what counts is getting face time and...
  • NARAL hilariously jumps the gun on Pope Francis “Thank You” card.

    09/24/2013 11:05:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Naked DC ^ | 09/23/2013 | Emily Zanotti
    <p>Around here, we complain a lot that Republicans tend to charge up the outrage machine, or jump on the effusive praise bandwagon every time something happens that upsets their fine balance between ignoring culture completely and trying to convince America that Kirk Cameron makes excellent movies you should definitely see even if you kind of think he’s a little crazy.</p>
  • NARAL video on ‘Lies CPCs Tell Women’ contains zero falsehoods

    08/09/2013 2:29:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life Site ^ | Adam Cassandra
    August 8, 2013 (HLI Worldwatch) - “Crisis pregnancy centers lie to women about abortion and contraception,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue declared in an email to supporters Thursday. The email contained a link to a video attacking crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) as “fake ‘clinics’ set up by the anti-choice movement.” The real aim of the video was to smear Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, but NARAL failed miserably in producing any evidence of lies women are told at CPCs, yet decided to publish their video anyway. The video is reminiscent of a Live Action undercover video investigation, but without...
  • Only NARAL Exempted From Disclosing Donors

    08/07/2013 10:00:04 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    cnsnews ^ | August 7, 2013 - 3:12 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) exempted NARAL Pro-Choice New York from requiring non-profit groups disclose names...
  • NARAL Dings Liberal Reporter, David Gregory for Calling 20-Week Abortion Ban 'Reasonable'

    07/23/2013 11:26:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/23/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    NARAL Pro-Choice America, formerly known as the National Abortion Rights Action League, appears concerned it may be losing the battle to depict a 20-week abortion ban as "extreme." The group expressed outrage that a host on NBC, a network usually sympathetic to abortion rights advocates, implied the 20-week ban is "reasonable." "Is it not reasonable to put late-term restrictions on abortion ... ?" David Gregory of "Meet the Press" asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on July 14. Gregory pressed Reid twice more, repeatedly using the word "reasonable," after Reid continued to dodge the question. Reid promised to "look at"...
  • “BroChoice:” Man Complains Casual Sex More Difficult if Abortions Banned

    07/11/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Kristan Hawkins
    This week, Ben Sherman, a pro-abortion boy, took to his blog to explain the #brochoice movement. He wrote that if abortion isn’t readily accessible, especially in his state of Texas, men’s sex lives are at stake. It was the ultimate form of male-chauvinism, yet NARAL and other pro-abortion women’s groups took to Twitter in support of the campaign. Can’t believe this actually happened? Here’s what Sherman wrote to other men as to why they should be #brochoice: “Forcing women to adhere to the anti-choice attitudes of state legislators forces men to do the same, and will have serious consequences both...
  • Democrat goes off on late-term abortion ban: ‘This bill is an abomination!’ (Video)

    06/20/2013 8:41:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life site ^ | ben johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although religious rhetoric is usually associated with the pro-life movement, one Democrat sounded like a hellfire and brimstone preacher while defending late-term abortion on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday. “This bill is an abomination!” said Rep. Gwen Moore, D-WI. “Plain and simple, at its foundation, at its heart, is utter disrespect for the dignity and health of women.” Arizona Congressman Trent Franks introduced the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797) to prevent atrocities like those committed by Kermit Gosnell and Douglas Karpen, who are accused (and in the...
  • NARAL Falsely Claims Susan B. Anthony Supported Abortion

    05/30/2013 6:08:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Upset that a prominent pro-life group is named after the pro-life women’s suffragist leader, the pro-abortion group NARAL took to twitter today to attack the Susan B. Anthony List. “Susan B. Anthony would be irate if she knew her name was being used by SBA List to fight AGAINST women’s rights,” NARAL claims, using women’s rights as a euphemism for abortion. However, NARAL’s tweet ignores an article in a newspaper owned for several years after the Civil War by Susan B. Anthony in which she describes abortion as “child murder.” The NARAL claim dismisses other evidence: Anthony remarked in her...
  • NARAL Opposes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Nationwide

    05/20/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Just how extreme is the pro-abortion group NARAL? The organization is now on record opposing a new bill in Congress that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because scientific evidence shows unborn babies feel pain by at least 20 weeks. Why does NARAL oppose a modest ban on late-term abortions? Its president Ilyse Hogue wraps the opposition in language about women’s rights and claims banning late-term abortions will drive up illegal abortions that hurt women. (Never mind that Kermit Gosnell went from the back alley to main street and killed and injured women in legal late-term abortions). “We...
  • Cleveland's kidnapper/rapist animal will put baby killers at NARAL in a web of their own making

    05/15/2013 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/15/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The terrible ten year rape/ kidnapping ordeal suffered by three innocent Cleveland women at the hands of Ariel Castro, a registered Democrat (look it up) may yet put the baby killing crowd at NARAL and NOW in a web of their own evil lies. Their captivity included daily rapes and the predictable pregnancies that followed. The startling evidence shows Castro’s depravity extended to stomach punching pregnant victims to cause miscarriages thereby murdering at least five innocent babies. That Castro’s crimes are revolting and demand the death penalty is a widely held sentiment; but what will women’s organizations do or say?...
  • NARAL Blasts Pro-Lifers After Gosnell Found Guilty of Murder

    05/13/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    After Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of murder in the killing of babies in gruesome abortions and infanticides, the pro-abortion group NARAL released a statement attacking pro-lifers. “Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty and will get what he deserves. Now, let’s make sure these women are vindicated by delivering what all women deserve: access to the full range of health services including safe, high-quality and legal abortion care,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL. But she went further in her statement and blasted pro-lifers and their efforts to limit abortions and put restrictions on late-term abortions in...
  • NARAL reaction to Gosnell verdict: The best defense is a good offense

    05/13/2013 2:31:17 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 18 replies
    ConservativeIntel.com ^ | 5/13/13 | David Freddoso
    ...NARAL Pro Choice America’s statement in response is an exercise in denial. It completely avoids grappling with the fact that the three first-degree murders of which Gosnell was convicted were not committed against adults who walked into Gosnell’s practice, but against three prematurely born babies. The
  • NARAL spokeswoman lies about abortion on complicit MSNBC

    04/03/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    live action ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    Speaking of pro-abortion media bias, Mediaite’s Noah Rothman has caught MSNBC in an especially egregious display of journalistic malpractice. Anchor Thomas Roberts teed up the ball for NARAL spokeswoman Ilyse Hogue in the most helpfully partisan way imaginable, then let her run wild with it: ROBERTS: Do these type of strict laws that are looking to clamp down or totally do away with abortion and what Roe v. Wade provides in this country, do they make the life of the mother much more dangerous? For a woman that’s trying to seek proper treatment for what her concerns are, I mean...
  • Obama Tells NARAL: We Celebrate Roe, 55 Million Abortions

    02/06/2013 4:34:52 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | February 6, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    In a videotaped address to the NARAL pro-abortion group last night, President Barack Obama told the organization that he celebrates the Roe v. Wade decision, that has resulted in well over 55 million abortions.“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care,” Obama said in the videotaped message.“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to...
  • Liberal Fascists: Two DC Protests, Two pictures

    01/26/2013 2:57:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The coverage of two recent events in the District of Columbia shows how the old media in this country has dropped all pretence of impartiality. The first image is from yesterday, 25 January, in Washington, D.C. Please consider how much media coverage you have heard about it. It was a pro-life protest. The second image is from the next day, today, the 26th of January. It was from a protest against the the people's right to keep and bear arms: Consider how much media coverage that you have heard of this event. The camera shots are completely different. The first...
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America (21,049 member) PAC Proudly Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate

    10/11/2012 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    enewspf ^ | 10/11/12
    NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC Proudly Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. SenateThursday, 11 October 2012 10:39 Pro-choice group will activate its 21,049 member activists in key race Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--October 11, 2012. Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced yesterday that her organization’s political action committee endorsed pro-choice candidate, Elizabeth Warren to represent the Bay State in the U.S. Senate. **SNIP** NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC has given the maximum contribution of $10,000 to Warren’s campaign. The organization will activate its 21,049 members in Massachusetts and encourage them to support Warren’s election efforts.
  • Fake polls don’t reflect this but NARAL is frightened because they are losing women in BG states

    09/20/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    NARAL has had a shock this past week. A well respected national polling …. reported 1.2 million (of 5.1 million) pro- abortion women who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 have “defected” from him. This should stop the Left’s “useful idiots” on the right from parroting their reports of their fake polls ....probably won’t. “Romney can’t connect with women”; “Paul Ryan scares women”; “Young women will stick with Obama because they want abortions”; “Obama is opening a huge lead with women” these are the things we’ve heard ad nauseum since Romney’s win... primaries. Some people really believe this line. The...
  • NARAL Blasts McMahon (Connecticut Senate Race)

    09/12/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Thomas MacMillan
    Women’s reproductive rights took center stage in the U.S. Senate race Monday, as a pro-choice group took aim at Republican candidate Linda McMahon over her support of a bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover contraception for their employees. The campaigns have been vying for the support of female voters, who did not get behind McMahon in her 2010 Senate bid. In a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by Christian Miron, the director of the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, the state branch of the national pro-choice advocacy organization. Miron scored McMahon for saying she would have supported the...
  • The Democrats' Fake Freedoms

    09/12/2012 4:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | David Scullum
    Sandra Fluke's claim to fame, aside from provoking Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic ire, is that she chose to attend Georgetown Law School, knowing full well that the Catholic university's student health plan did not cover birth control, and then demanded that the policy be changed, under force of law, as a matter of "reproductive justice." Although Fluke could have picked a different school, she told The Washington Post last February, "I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care." Fluke's sense of entitlement and her casual resort to the use...
  • Tuesday's speakers at Democratic convention

    09/03/2012 10:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Speakers for Tuesday's session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT): ___ 5-6 p.m. Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit Presentation of Colors: Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C. National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and "Glee" actress...
  • Cardinal Dolan in Charlotte: a looming disaster for Democrats

    08/31/2012 3:05:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 31, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Say what you will about the prudence of Cardinal Dolan’s decision to offer a prayer at the Democratic convention. What about the tactical judgment of the Democratic Party leaders who will welcome him? Jeff Mirus has questioned whether Cardinal Dolan should have made the offer to deliver closing prayers for the Democratic event. As usual, I find myself in agreement with Jeff. But there’s another side to the question: Should the Democrats have accepted his offer? If I were a partisan Democrat, I would say No: the Democrats should not have invited Cardinal Dolan to Charlotte. Since I am not...
  • Former NARAL President Calls Paul Ryan’s Pro-Life Views “Crazy”

    08/21/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Kate Michelman, the former president of the NARAL pro-abortion organization, joined pro-abortion MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews and said vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is “crazy” to believe that unborn children should be legally protected.h/t Jill StanekThe National Right to Life Committee, in tracking the votes Ryan has cast in Congress on important pro-life issues, has crafted a perfect 100% pro-life voting record.This year, Ryan is 10 for 10 in pro-life voting — voting to repeal Obamacare, cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood repeatedly, stopping taxpayer funding for abortions in various instances, banning sex-selection abortions, providing for pro-life...
  • MSNBC's Wagner: Ryan's 100% Pro-life Record a Problem; Ignores Obama's 100% Pro-choice Record

    08/14/2012 6:56:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 14, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    Rep. Paul Ryan's 100 percent rating by the pro-life National Right to Life Committee and his support of the "Protect Life Act" are evidence of the Wisconsin Republican's extremism on abortion and as such, should hurt the appeal of the Romney/Ryan ticket with women voters, MSNBC's Alex Wagner argued on the August 14 edition of her noon Eastern Now with Alex Wagner program. Of course the 100 percent pro-choice record that Barack Obama has with NARAL Pro-Choice America might strike centrist voters as equally "extreme," but Wagner failed to note Obama has never deviated from the NARAL line. What's more,...
  • Former Abortion Rights Chief Sued by Attorney General’s Office (stealing)

    06/29/2012 10:24:09 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 29, 2012, 2:35 PM ET | By Pervaiz Shallwani
    The one-time president of a prominent abortion-right group was sued Friday by the New York Attorney General’s office for using charity funds for designer shopping sprees, a five-bedroom house rental in the Hamptons and transporting her children to and from school. The office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a civil suit in Manhattan that accuses former NARAL Pro-Choice New York president Kelli Conlin of using more than $250,000 in charity funds during her tenure to for her own benefit, despite a compensation package that reached $380,000 in 2010....
  • NARAL Endorses Obama, Cites “Highlights” of his “accomplishments”

    05/17/2012 5:21:10 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies
    While not exactly something to hold the presses over, NARAL Tuesday endorsed pro-abortion President Barack Obama for a second term.“The difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney on choice is clear and stark,” said NARAL President Nancy Keenan. “We will make sure that voters understand the importance of re-electing President Obama. We are ready to go to battle and work every day to keep a pro-choice leader in the White House.”Keenan went on to emphasize that NARAL “will focus on a key bloc of women voters in battleground states. Choice is the issue that compels this segment to support President...
  • NARAL head: ‘intensity gap’ between pro-lifers and pro-aborts could threaten future of abortion

    05/14/2012 4:12:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/14/12 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When Nancy Keenan, the head of America’s oldest abortion lobby, told the Washington Post she was stepping down, she cited a grim fact that she had noticed for years: abortion supporters just aren’t as young or zealous as their pro-life counterparts anymore. “While most young, antiabortion voters see abortion as a crucial political issue, NARAL’s own internal research does not find similar passion among abortion-rights supporters,” wrote the Post’s Sarah Kliff. “If the pro-choice movement is to successfully defend abortion rights, Keenan contends, it needs more young people in leadership roles, including hers.” Keenan,...
  • NARAL president leaving at end of year

    05/12/2012 6:04:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | May 11, 2012 | David Nather
    Nancy Keenan’s decision comes as abortion opponents have stepped up attacks. Nancy Keenan, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced Thursday that she’s stepping down as the head of the nation’s largest abortion rights group at the end of the year.In a statement, the organization said Keenan will stay on until her contract expires. In the meantime, the board will start its search for a successor.“Nancy inspired Americans, from lawmakers to everyday citizens, to proudly proclaim their pro-choice views and act on these values,” said Janet Denlinger, the chairwoman of the organization’s board of directors. Keenan has been in the...
  • Exclusive: NARAL President Nancy Keenan to step down

    05/10/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05:29 PM ET, 05/10/2012 | Sarah Kliff
    At the end of this year, Nancy Keenan will step down from her post as president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, the country’s oldest abortion-rights advocacy group. The 60-year-old Keenan said she is leaving out of concern for the future of the pro-choice movement — and thinks she could be holding it back. Nancy Keenan will retire as president of NARAL Pro-Choice America at the end of the year. (Sarah L. Voisin - WASHINGTON POST) In recent years, Keenan has worried about an “intensity gap” on abortion rights among millennials, which the group considers to be the generation of Americans born...
  • (pro-abortion) NARAL Launches $250,000 Radio Ad Applauding Obama Mandate

    02/19/2012 11:39:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/12 | Steven Ertelt
    NARAL Launches $250,000 Radio Ad Applauding Obama Mandateby Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 2/13/12 11:59 AM One of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the nation is delighted pro-abortion President Barack Obama put a revised mandate in place that forces insurance companies to provide women with free birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. NARAL is so happy that it has purchased $250,000 worth of radio advertising supporting the new mandate. The ads are slated to air in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Madison, Wisconsin and the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. All of the locations are...
  • Your picture with Michelle Obama? That’ll be $5G [Boston Institute of Contemp Art March 9]

    02/16/2012 10:35:57 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies
    BostonHerald ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Question: What would you pay to have your photo taken with first lady Michelle Obama, she of the ripped arms and healthy diet? If you said 5 grand, well, you’re in the ballpark, because the First Spouse is headed to Boston next month to do a parade of grip-and-grins with local Demmies, Obama-ophiles, fitness freaks, Dougie aficionados and anyone else who can pony up the dough. “I’ve been asked to be on the committee to gather women (men too) to come and hear, see and get a sense of this amazing lady,” wrote Brookline Democratic activist Diane Gallagher in a...
  • Colmes, Robinson, and Weirdness

    01/09/2012 8:16:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Corner - National Review | 1-9-12 | Peter Kirsanaw
    As Mark Steyn notes on the homepage, certain pundits who praise liberal politicians for their purported empathy have derided the Santorums for taking home their infant son Gabriel, who had died two hours after birth. Eugene Robinson, for example, said Rick Santorum is “not a little weird, he’s really weird.” I don’t recall these pundits making any similar comments about Barack Obama’s opposition to the Illinois state version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA). The act was introduced in the Illinois state legislature to require that babies who survived botched abortions would be provided care in the same...
  • "You need someone like me in Washington,": Romney's curious timing in his support for abortion

    11/07/2011 11:31:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/7/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During a September 2002 meeting with NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Willard Romney made this implied promise, “You need someone like me in Washington.” Both Willard and the baby killing ghouls of NARAL knew what was being discussed. He was running for Governor of Massachusetts and clearly looking past his anticipated victory to a day when he could stop pretending he cared about pro-life issues and show his true devotion to their “cause” from the White House. Romney made it quite clear that NARAL would have a friend in the State House and eventually in the White House if they helped elect...
  • NARAL Hands a Gift to Herman Cain

    10/27/2011 1:24:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 2+ views
    PJ Media ^ | 10/27/2011 | Bryan Preston
    Last week’s twist-ups on CNN and Fox left some Republicans wondering whether Herman Cain is really pro-life or functionally pro-choice on abortion. Well, NARAL just stepped in to clear everything up by launching an attack on Cain. Now, NARAL president Nancy Keenan has released an open letter Cain saying she believes he is fully pro-life on abortion and condemns him for taking such a position. “Let’s start with the things we agree on: you are 100 percent opposed to a woman’s right to choose abortion care–even in cases of rape or incest–and have made that position clear on numerous occasions....