Pro-Life Gay, Lesbian Group: Homosexual Orgs Shouldn’t Be Pro-Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 9, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 9, 2006

Washington, DC ( — A pro-life group for gays and lesbians is criticizing a recent alliance formed between a leading homosexual advocacy organizations and pro-abortion groups. The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) says its a mistake to link gay rights and abortion in the same cause since abortion violates human rights and dignity.

Last week, reported on a joint project between the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and two pro-abortion groups, Ipas and the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective.

The organizations released a document ranking states on a combined scale covering both abortion and homosexual issues.

But PLAGAL executive vice president Jackie Malone told in a statement the group provided that abortion should have nothing to do with gay rights.

"As abortion rights have been undergoing a consistent cutback, there has been a simultaneous expansion of gay rights, proving that we don’t have to support abortion on demand in order to obtain our rights," Malone said.

Malone said her group has long been concerned that if a person’s homosexual disposition is ever proven to have a genetic component that gays and lesbians will be targeted for abortions if it can be shown that an unborn child may be homosexual.

"Will the NGLTF still want to have these alliances when our own is being killed before they even draw their first breath?” Malone asked.

Marc Zappala, a PLAGAL board member agreed.

"It will be interesting to see the dilemma of those who support abortion within our community when the unborn are aborted just for being gay," he said in the statement.

PLAGAL also says its concerned that the alliance between the groups will make the public think that all gays and lesbians are pro-abortion and Cecilia Brown, the group’s president, is worried that many pro-life homosexuals will be reluctant to work with gay and lesbian groups because of abortion.

"It is no pride to work for the rights of the LGBT community while at the same time taking away the rights of the unborn," Brown said.

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