Emily’s List, NARAL Giddy Barack Obama Elected, Ready to Promote Abortion
by Steven Ertelt
November 5, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Leading abortion advocates are giddy with excitement about last night’s election results and the victory by Barack Obama. Groups like Emily’s List and NARAL sent out emails to their supporters cheering Obama’s win and promising to use him to promote their pro-abortion agenda.
"What a proud moment in our nation’s history," Emily’s List president Ellen Malcolm opened her email to supporters about the election of a pro-abortion president.
"The Bush years are finally coming to an end, and we now have a leader we can trust," Malcolm added.
The president of the multi-million dollar pro-abortion group said the financial backing from her organization’s supporters allowed it to wage the "most comprehensive" voted education and mobilization projects in the history of the group.
Emily’s List claimed credit for driving "record numbers of women voters to the polls for Democrats."
Nancy Keenan of NARAL was equally ecstatic.
"Together, we helped make history! After eight long years, we can finally celebrate the election of a pro-choice president, Barack Obama, and pro-choice gains in Congress," she wrote her members.
"Thanks to your hard work, Barack Obama is on his way to the White House! In the House of Representatives, the election of at least 16 new pro-choice members means we have more support to protect a woman’s right to choose. And we moved five Senate seats out of the anti-choice column, with four more still being counted," Keenan added.
Keenan said her organization was able to reach 290,000 pro-choice households in eight battleground states on Obama’s behalf. The numbers are strong but pale in comparison to the number of pro-life households reached by leading pro-life groups.
National Right to Life alone contacted two-three times as many voters in Florida and Pennsylvania alone.
Keenan also applauded the defeat of ballot proposals in South Dakota, to ban most abortions, Colorado, to define a human being’s life starting at conception, and California, where voted defeated parental notification for the third time.
"I am so proud of what you all did to make this moment possible. I am sure the electricity that I felt last night in Chicago is being felt across the country. Now is our time, at this historic moment, to move forward and build on this victory," she concluded.
NARAL was the first pro-abortion group to endorse Obama, back in May — a point Keenan trumpeted in her email. Emily’s List endorsed Hillary Clinton and then sided with Obama and Planned Parenthood endorsed Obama after the Democratic primary was complete.
Pro-life organizations almost unanimously endorsed John McCain and Sarah Palin.
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