Thursday, May 15, 2008

A "chat"? Are you kidding me? NARAL certainly seems to be trying to!

Get this: after all the blowblack the national level of NARAL has taken over its totally unacceptable endorsement of Senator Obama at this point in time, the leadership wants to make nice, with a "webchat".

This, from their website, which you can find for yourself, as I certainly am not helping people find them.

Webchat about Endorsement of Sen. Obama

Want to learn more about NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC's endorsement of Sen. Obama for President? Join Nancy Keenan and Elizabeth Shipp for a live webchat on...

NARAL is confused. I am sure that Senator Obama is more pro-choice than Senator McCain. But the reason people ranging from little folks like me to women members of Congress are outraged by NARAL's endorsement and its timing is because being pro-choice is part of a larger package for most people, one that includes showing respect for women in every aspect of their lives, whether they are famous and powerful or just minding their own business. By selling out Senator Clinton, NARAL revealed its narrow-mindedness and political opportunism (although I think that their opportunism will backfire, as pure opportunism generally does).

A "chat" is simply not an acceptable response from NARAL at this point. An apology, a retraction of the endorsement, and a commitment to remain neutral until all women have voted in this Democratic primary season: these are the only measures that can save that organization - maybe.

If you want to support women's right to choose, support Planned Parenthood, support Emily's List. NARAL is far from the only game in town. And if it were, we would just start another one, with better sense, and truer integrity than NARAL.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

First an apology, then a retraction and then Nancy Keenan's resignation. That's it!


May 15, 2008 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger janicen said...

Right on, Heidi! A chat is not an acceptable response!

May 15, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

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