Some Abortion Advocates Not Supporting Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bid

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 12, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
November 12,

Washington, DC ( — Not all leading abortion advocates or pro-abortion groups are supporting New York Sen. Hilary Clinton’s bid for the presidency — especially just because she’s a woman. Some groups say that have problems with how Hillary remained married to Bill Clinton despite his marital indiscretions and others say she rode is coattails to political prominence.

"Being a woman in and of itself is not sufficient to gain broad-based support," Faye Wattleton, head of the pro-abortion Center for the Advancement of Women, said. "We are not doing affirmative action in terms of the presidency."

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a co-founder of the rabidly pro-abortion Ms Magazine, says Hillary’ gender is an “added attraction” but not reason enough to support her presidential aspirations.

However, the National Organization of Women has already endorsed Clinton as has Emily’s List, which boasts the most well-funded pro-abortion political action committee in the nation.

"Our priority is to have a feminist in the White House. If that feminist happens to be a woman, then we may have reached nirvana," NOW president Kim Gandy told Reuters.

"There is not a candidate running for president who can point to, as she can, a lifetime of working for the betterment of women and children.”