NARAL Gaffe Has Petition Opposing Denying Seniors Tax-Money for Abortions
by Steven Ertelt
October 21, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Given the normal seriousness of the abortion debate and how the practice kills children and hurts women, there are few times when pro-life advocates can get a good chuckle. They received that today thanks to a NARAL gaffe that has the pro-abortion group wanting tax-funded abortions for America’s senior citizens.
NARAL is on the attack against pro-life advocates like the Family Research Council, which is trying desperately to keep taxpayer funding of abortions out of the Congressional health care bills.
The pro-abortion group has a petition seeking signatures from abortion advocates.
Some 32,000 people have signed the document, which reads: "Anti-choice extremists at the Family Research Council are launching an outrageous media and lobbying campaign claiming that Congress’ health-care reform bills will deny seniors the medical care they need in order to pay for abortion."
Thomas Peters of the American Papist blog noticed the blooper and informed LifeNews.com.
"Yes, you read that correctly — NARAL is worried that seniors might lose their medical coverage for abortion," he chided.
"I’m very sure that Family Research Council is not worried that seniors will be paying for their own abortions. Seniors paying for abortions out of their medical coverage, after all, does not seem to be a very large demographic," he said.
Peters pointed out that the NARAL petition is merely a grammatical error and one that had the pro-abortion group erroneously mix FRC’s concerns about abortion funding with its worry about rationing medical care for seniors. But he got a good laugh, nonetheless.
"The most important qualifier is that, after careful reading, I think the NARAL petition is a case of very poor wording," Peters told LifeNews.com. "What they probably meant to say is that FRC is claiming money will go from seniors to paying for abortions, instead they actually grammatically say that seniors will pay for abortions."
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