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Can someone explain to me how NARAL, who have been the leader in the abortion rights movement for 35 years or more, ended up with an anti-abortion head? I don't get it. Is Trent Lott going to take over the NAACP next?

Posted by Fnarf | December 7, 2006 12:06 PM

how the hell does a catlick become the head of NARAL?!?!?

Posted by Mike in MO | December 7, 2006 12:14 PM

i think that's entirely the point. it's about choice and respecting the individual to make that choice for themselves rather than you (or me) making it for them. Nancy Keenan, as someone who chooses not to have an abortion herself but is leading the fight for others to make to decide what is best for them individually, is an example of what being pro-choice is all about.

what separates pro-life from pro-choice is that pro-lifers dictate what you can and can't do. They would throw somebody out of their organization if they didn't think like they do. at least... i think that's what separates pro-life from pro-choice?

Posted by charles | December 7, 2006 1:26 PM

charles, it's fine if nancy has her views & is also a member of NARAL. the problem is that with her in the top leadership position, the organization has consistently been on the wrong side of almost every piece of legislation or political race in the last couple of years. NARAL has spent money trying to keep republicans in power, vocalized against anti-choice democrats in competitive races (fine to not like them but keep your mouth shut), and not even tried to fight bad legislation.

Posted by jason | December 7, 2006 3:15 PM

since when do you need 2/3s to pass a bill in the house?

Posted by chris | December 7, 2006 4:02 PM

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