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NARAL backs Holy Joe over Lamont

Did you hear the news about NARAL? The organization endorsed Holy Joe over an actual reproductive freedom advocate, Ned Lamont. Remember, the Connecticut Senator said this:

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.”

Jane at FDL is steaming.

NARAL has it all under control:

That having been said, from time to time, it does occasionally occur that a pro-choice elected official will take a position against our recommendation – and when that happens, it’s always a disappointment.  Senator Lieberman’s vote (and the same votes of other fully pro-choice senators) for cloture on the controversial Alito nomination is one case in point. And his comments about emergency contraception caused us concern, as they undoubtedly did you as well – but he has since clarified his position, to our satisfaction.

He has “since clarified his position, to our satisfaction.”  How exactly did he do that?   Did he do an about face?  Because that would be some news, considering Holy Joe is Mr. Faith Based Initiative.  Or did NARAL just decide that it was okay for Joe to deny emergency contraception to the 22,000 women who become pregnant each year after having been raped?  I really don’t see a lot of hairs to be split here.

That wisdom came in an email to Jane from Elizabeth J. Shipp, NARAL’s Political Director. With friends like these…


Here’s a related blast from the political past…

B-1 Bob on choice

I was wondering where this bozo was hanging out. Dornan was guaranteed to be a great unhinged interview when he was in Congress. Now he’s shilling for the forced birth advocates.

Former California Representative Bob Dornan says there is plenty of room for hope that Congress will continue to act positively on sanctity-of-life issues. Dornan, a consultant for the American Life League, believes the outlook in the U.S. legislature is solid for pro-lifers and their issues.

He says some of the pro-life, conservative men and women who have been elected to Congress in 2000, 2002, and 2004 “are as strong as any of the pro-lifers I’ve ever served with.” That fact, the former lawmaker notes, “gives you a little hope for the future that maybe we can turn some of this around.” Dornan is unhappy with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to revisit the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. The court’s attitude makes no sense, the pro-life activist says.

Even though legalized abortion has “coarsened American life,” he asserts, “even though it’s introduced a violence into our country that the youngest of our children are introduced to as soon as they begin to leave the house with some independence, those precedents that are so ugly and anti-Christian … we’re going to leave in place.” Dornan says he wants to see U.S. Christians step up pressure on elected officials and the courts to remove what he calls the disastrous fruit of judicial activism.

WTF is he talking about?

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