Thursday, October 30, 2008

NARAL vs' Doug Kmiec - Who's Lying?

Can you reconcile this campaign communication . . .

NARAL Pro-Choice america

Dear Pro-Choice Activist,

This is it. If pro-choice Americans go to the polls on Tuesday, we will win.

That's why we got a few friends—from Hollywood to Washington and everywhere in between—to go on the record in support of pro-choice Barack Obama.

Click here to watch the message from Jack Black, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Harold Ramis, Suzanne Whang, and people just like you and me—and then share it with your friends.

VIDEO - Jack Black and friends are voting pro-choice

If there were any doubts about John McCain's anti-choice extremism, they were put to rest in the last presidential debate. You remember—that was when Sen. McCain used mocking air quotes in discussing the "health" of the woman as a factor in the difficult decision to end a pregnancy.

I think that kind of sarcasm and disrespect was the last straw for many pro-choice women, especially Independent and Republican women who may have been undecided. We all want a president like Barack Obama who trusts women to make these most private decisions with their families and doctors.

Vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday, friend. And share this video with your friends, so they remember to vote, too.

I'm hoping to celebrate a historic victory with you next week. But there's still so much work to do—we're counting on you to help make sure every pro-choice American votes on Tuesday.


Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America


With this one?

Douglas KmiecCan you be pro-life and support Senator Obama? The answer - upon even a moment's reflection - is unequivocally yes.

Welcome to Pro-Life, Pro-Obama, an online resource, created by Pro-life supporters of Senator Barack Obama.

Barack Obama's life has been one dedicated in service to the needs of others.

We are all called to build a culture of life - but there's more to it than just hoping that the next Supreme Court justice somehow deals with Roe v. Wade. A bad economy is threatening to human life. Women facing the moral tragedy of abortion - are facing it, now, today - and they need a supportive community and tangible help, not condemnation.

As Ronald Reagan's legal counsel and as a dean and professor at Catholic University and Notre Dame, I have worked to put the law on the side of life where it belongs.

But after 35 years, a new approach is needed. Too many unborn lives are being lost as we wait for judges to get it right. Barack Obama's strengthening of support for prenatal care, health care, maternity leave, and adoption will make the difference. Studies confirm it.

We are but a few weeks away from a new beginning in America.

I am inspired by what Senator Obama calls "the promise of America -- the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation in the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper. That's the promise we need to keep."

It is because of the hope of this promise, that I have written Can a Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Question About Barack Obama. While especially aimed at Catholic citizens, the book and the material here are devoted to opening every heart and mind to the prospect of transcending the partisanship on these difficult issues.

That is the change we need right now. And it is within our grasp.

Thank you for visiting this site and we look forward to being in touch,

Douglas W. Kmiec

It's a sad day for Prof. Kmiec when Nancy Keenan is more honest about abortion than he is.