Pro-Abortion Leaders Consider McCain and Palin So Extreme, Words Fail Them
by Steven Ertelt
September 10, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The head honchos at NARAL believe John McCain and Sarah Palin are so extreme on abortion, because they oppose it, that they can’t come up with the right words to bash the candidates. As a result, NARAL has sponsored a new contest for its pro-abortion members to design a new slogan.
The idea is for the abortion advocates to come up with the catchiest way of slamming McCain and Palin for wanting to protect women and unborn children.
"There is so much wrong with the McCain-Palin ticket that we hardly know where to begin. We’ve been trying to come up with some ideaswill you help us sum up what this ticket means for a woman’s right to choose?" NARAL big-wig Nancy Keenan wrote in an email today.
"Enter our bumper sticker slogan contest today and help us spread the word about the McCain-Palin ticket and the harm they’d bring," Keenan says.
Apparently, Keenan is worried about the kind of submissions the abortion activists will send, so she includes some instructions: "Be funny, creative, criticaland keep it clean."
NARAL backers will have a chance to vote on the top correlatives next week.
"We all need to put our heads together on this," Keenan says.
Yet, reading the NARAL email, it appears Keenan has plenty to say about McCain and Palin and their pro-life views.
"Just when we thought John McCain couldn’t do another thing to stand in the way of women’s reproductive rights, he nominated anti-choice extremist Sarah Palin to be his running mate," she says.
Keenan also points out the kind of comments she doesn’t like.
She complains about McCain’s comments at the Saddleback Forum a few weeks ago ("I will be a pro-life president and this presidency will have pro-life policies.") and Palin’s comments to Alaska Right to Life when she ran for lieutenant governor in 2002 (that she is "pro-life as any candidate can be").
"The only ‘change’ McCain and Palin are serious about is overturning Roe v. Wade," Keenan says.
The NARAL head also complained, for a second time, that Palin was a member of Feminists for Life, a pro-life women’s group that helps make students aware of pregnancy options and educates the public on ways abortion hurts women.
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