NOW AND HILLARY ARE FLAT OUT LYING
by mageduley, Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 10:31:50 AM EST
NOW is flat out lying. For the truth, see
The article says "It is true he voted present several times between 1997 and 2001. But it was part of a strategy designed by Planned Parenthood. Republicans in the Illinois Senate had repeatedly tried to pass bills restricting abortion. This put Democrats in a difficult position. They wanted to vote against the bills, but worried they would be smeared by Republican opponents for opposing legislation with names like "The Born Alive Infant Protection Act." So Obama and a group of Democrats and moderate Republicans cut a deal with Planned Parenthood. The politicians would vote present as a bloc. The bills wouldn't get enough votes, and the pols would have political cover. Everybody would win.
Pam Sutherland, president of Illinois Planned Parenthood, tells NEWSWEEK that the ploy was her idea: "Senator Obama was always a no vote in committee, but we had other Democrats, and a couple of Republicans, who were tired of having mailers sent out against them." Sutherland says Obama could have voted no without suffering any negative fallout, since he came from a very liberal Chicago district. But, she says, his participation in the deal helped give cover to his colleagues."
Lorna Howard, former president of NOW, a true Women's rights activist, and enthusiastic Hillary supporter worked on the Hillary campaign. She started to notice some very dirty tactics in both IA and NH. She quit in protest of the obvious swift-boating of a great Women's rights advocate in the senate.
Hear what she has to say.
Obama is at the forefront on a Woman's right to choose. See his speech to planned parenthood in July.
"The recent decisions handed down from the Supreme Court of the United States. The court presumes that a women's health is best protected by the court, not by doctors or by the woman herself. That presumption is wrong! Some people argue that the ban on abortion was just an isolated effort aimed at one medical procedure. That is is not part of a concerted effort to steadily roll back the hard won rights of American women. That is also wrong!"
My typing doesnt do it justice. Please see the video
We want someone who will stand up for our rights. Not use it as a political wedge against someone who is fighting the Women's right with us.
Say no to dirty email by the Clinton Campaign. Women's rights should never be an attack tool.