John Edwards Pro-Abortion Advisor Complains Clinton, Obama Media "Celebrities"

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 30, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 30,

Washington, DC ( — Kate Michelman, the president of NARAL for almost 20 years, served as an Edwards campaign advisor before the former senator dropped out of the Democratic presidential race today. She complained that the media is treating pro-abortion candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as celebrities.

"This campaign has been about two celebrity candidates – excellent and qualified candidate – but celebrity candidates," Michelman told the Associated Press.

The comments come on the heels of bickering within the pro-abortion movement about the Democratic candidates.

NARAL president Nancy Keenan recently urged the pro-abortion candidates to stop attacking one another but that call was met by NOW’s New York chapter blasting Ted Kennedy for supporting Obama.

Meanwhile, Michelman told AP that Edwards talked with her this morning about dropping out and said, "this was the moment to take this step, given the reality of this campaign."

She waxed nostalgic on his presence in the Democratic presidential race.

"John Edwards being in this campaign has made a difference for this country, this world and this party," Michelman said. "He identified the issues and shaped those issues for the campaign better than anyone else."

"He has never backed down or retreated from a woman’s right to choose, and he understands women’s role in society," Michelman previously said about supporting him.

Karen Cross, the political director of the National Right to Life Committee, told that Michelman’s involvement "underscores not only his strong pro-abortion stance, but also his strong ties to the pro-abortion movement."