Thursday, August 11, 2005

NARAL regrets "misconstrued" lie

NARAL has announced that it will pull its anti-Judge John Roberts advertisement which accuses the judge of support for violent anti-abortion protesters, including bombers. The ad, widely recognized as a fabrication and denounced by just about everyone on both sides of the issue, except, of course, CNN, had already been refused by one television station, WABI in Bangor, Maine. The spokesman for the television station described it as "at worst false, and at best misleading." Sen. Arlen Specter, an abortion rights supporter, described the ad as, "blatantly untrue and unfair," and added, in a letter to NARAL, "The NARAL advertisement is not helpful to the pro-choice cause which I support."

NARAL's president, Nancy Keenan, did not apologize nor admit to the blatant falsehoods and misrepresentations in the ad. She said "We regret that many people have misconstrued our recent advertisement about Mr. (sic) Roberts' record." In other words, "It's you stupids, stupid."

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