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Friday, August 12, 2005

Public outrage forces NARAL to scrap their false and controversial TV ad run on politically biased CNN.... FNC refused to air the ad....

Well, NARAL has gotten their just desserts for their deliberately false advertising designed to smear and defeat Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice nominee John G. Roberts, Jr.

There has been an enormous public outcry against this slanderous piece of junk advertising---from the ever-expanding blogosphere.... to non-biased legitimate print and broadcast media.... to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-PA.

And, from the current statements of NARAL Pres. Nancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America is planning a replacement ad that will also include false information and deliberate distortions.

Unfortunately, the original offensive false-advertising slander and libel hit-piece ad has already been aired and done its intended damage---for which they should be held accountable. But it also damaged extremist NARAL in the process and put a spotlight on their dishonesty and extremism. Ain't it a shame....

More info below and here.
"NARAL Pro-Choice America says it "regrets" that so many people have "misconstrued our recent advertisement" about the record of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts -- and announced it will change the ad.

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), NARAL President Nancy Keenan said the ad -- which many Americans, including Specter, blasted as false and misleading -- was intended to focus attention on "an important aspect" of Roberts' record.

"Unfortunately, the debate over that advertisement has become a distraction from the serious discussion we hoped to have with the American public," Keenan said in the letter to Specter.

She said NARAL Pro-Choice America will run another ad examining Roberts' record -- "including his advocacy for overturning Roe v. Wade, his statement questioning the right to privacy, and his arguments against using a federal civil rights law to protect women and their doctors and nurses from those who use blockades and intimidation.

The current, controversial NARAL ad shows footage from a 1998 Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic bombing, including sound bites from a nurse badly injured in that attack. But the ad copy blasts Roberts' role in a legal case that had nothing to do with the Birmingham bombing.

Critics took offense at the ad's claim that Roberts "filed court briefs supporting violent fringe groups and a convicted clinic bomber." The ad implies that Roberts supported the bomber in the Birmingham violence, when he had nothing to do with that case. Moreover, even NARAL admits that Roberts has never supported violence against abortion clinics...."

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman called the NARAL ad "a pack of lies...."

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