Minnesota Pro-Life Group Upset Al Franken Speaking at NARAL Pro-Roe Event
by Steven Ertelt
February 2, 2010
Minneapolis, MN (LifeNews.com) — A Minnesota pro-life group is upset that one of its U.S. senators, Al Franken, is speaking today at a NARAL event in Washington celebrating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Franken was the keynote speaker today at the annual fundraising luncheon held by NARAL.
Frank took some heat from women’s groups for his satirical jokes about women during his days as a comedian, but he’s earned their support by becoming one of the most relentless campaigners for abortion on Capitol Hill.
The Center for Responsive Politics reports that Franken brought in $81,500 from pro-abortion groups during his Senate campaign, making him the candidate to receive the most direct funding from such groups other than presidential candidates, according to the Star-Tribune newspaper.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life contacted LifeNews.com today to air its grievances over Franken’s appearance.
"Senator Franken should not be celebrating the deadly Roe v. Wade decision as keynote speaker at a NARAL luncheon," said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. "As Senator Franken rejoices over abortion in Washington today, the majority of Minnesotans oppose abortion on demand, which has resulted in the deaths of 52 million unborn children."
Fischbach said Roe v. Wade is one of the worst examples of judicial activism in the history of U.S. jurisprudence.
He said seven unelected justices overturned decades of legal precedence in nearly every state, which protected unborn children and their mothers, and established absolute abortion on demand.
The Minnesota pro-life leader said the wrongly decided ruling was based on a falsehood that the U.S. Constitution contained a "right to privacy" that included the killing of unborn children in the womb.
"Senator Franken’s strong support of abortion on demand regardless of the reason, regardless of how late in the pregnancy, regardless of the age of the pregnant girl, regardless of coercion by the girl’s parents or the baby’s fatherall of this demonstrates how far out of touch he is with the people of Minnesota," Fischbach added. "Minnesota deserves better than Al Franken."
He noted that the results of Roe v. Wade have been tragic with a total of 543,000 unborn children have been killed in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
"Women have died needlessly from botched abortions. Many women have been injured from dangerous abortion procedures and by unscrupulous abortionists; some women have been left infertile," he said.
Franken assumed the office of U.S. senator in July 2009 after thousands of voters’ ballots had been thrown out in a lengthy judicial battle.
ACTION: Complain to Al Franken at: https://franken.senate.gov/contact
Related web sites:
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life – https://www.mccl.org
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