by Steven Ertelt
March 28, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Another pro-abortion group has endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the Democratic nominee for president. The endorsement from the NOW political action committee comes on the heels of an endorsement from Emily’s List, the largest political group in the nation.
Noting that the House of Representatives has the first woman speaker, NOW chairman Kim Gandy told LifeNews.com in a statement that this is the right time for the first female president.
In endorsing the New York senator, Gandy said Clinton "has a long history of support for women’s empowerment, and her public record is a testimony to her leadership on issues important to women in the U.S. and around the globe."
She said Clinton has worked hard "to advance the civil and human rights of women and girls."
Gandy said the NOW membership would "conduct voter registration drives, make phone calls and go door to door to encourage women to vote" for the pro-abortion former First Lady.
However, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser says Clinton’s pro-abortion views don’t represent women.
“Everyone is talking about the possibility of having a Madame President in 2008, but few are asking how well she would represent the majority of American women," Dannenfelser said recently.
"Though her campaign is capitalizing on her status as the only woman candidate, Clinton’s extreme position in abortion puts her out-of-step with the majority of American women," she explained.
"These same women, whom many claim will carry Hillary to victory in 2008, actually support commonsense measures like parental involvement before minors can have abortions and a ban on partial-birth abortions," Dannenfelser added.
Polls also show the former first lady is out of touch with most women.
A June 2003 poll conducted by the pro-abortion Center for the Advancement of Women found 51% of women took a pro-life position opposing most or all abortions while only 30 percent said it should be generally available.
A September 2003 survey conducted by the Polling Company found 54 percent of women selected one of three different pro-life views opposing all or almost all abortions. Only 39 percent backed abortion.
Interestingly, pro-abortion leaders are split on the presidential candidates.
Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina recently received the backing of Kate Michelman, the longtime president of NARAL, another top pro-abortion organization while Emily’s List is backing Clinton.
Ironically, NOW made the endorsement announcement at the home of Alice Paul, an early feminist leader who opposed abortion.
She opposed the later trend of linking the Equal Rights Amendment with abortion calling abortion "the ultimate exploitation of women."
Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.SBA-LIST.ORG