Former West Wing Actress Allison Janney Cheers Obama, Stumps for Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
March 13, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Actress Allison Janney, best known for her role in the television drama "West Wing," is stumping for the pro-abortion group Emily’s List. In a fundraising email for the political group, Janney applauds the pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama and asks for donations to support his efforts.
"During the dark days of the last administration, millions of Americans watched Martin Sheen play an intelligent, compassionate president on The West Wing," Janney says in the email LifeNews.com received. "Isn’t it exciting to have the real thing in Barack Obama?"
Despite his decisions to force taxpayers to pay for promoting and performing abortions in other nations and embryonic stem cell research, Janney claims, "President Obama has set us on a course to move our country in a more hopeful, positive direction."
Noting that the pro-life "opposition still is determined to thwart this effort" Janney called for the election of more abortion advocates in Congress "to help President Obama succeed."
"With Republicans already on the air attacking our candidates and busy distorting President Obama’s accomplishments, every contribution EMILY’s List receives will be put to use right away," Janney said. "Your contribution will be used immediately to recruit strong, pro-choice Democratic women candidates and build a talented, progressive field for 2010."
Janney also said the money she helps the pro-abortion group raise would be used to support Robin Carnahan in her Missouri Senate bid and newly-appointed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
"I hope you will become an EMILY’s List member and help President Obama get the job done with stronger Democratic majorities in Congress," the West Wing actress concludes.
Two other actors from the popular West Wing show have been active on the abortion issue.
Bradley Whitford attended the national pro-abortion march that leading activist groups organized in April 2004.
"My message to the politicians will be simple: Enough is enough. We have the right to make our own deeply felt, deeply moral decisions," Whitford said.
Actor Martin Sheen, who played the president in the television series, backed out of being listed as an endorser for the pro-abortion march sponsored by leading abortion advocacy groups. He is a Catholic who has taken a pro-life position.
Last year, Sheen recorded ads for the group campaigning against the effort to legalize assisted suicide in Washington state.
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