Here is more evidence that respect for the sanctity of life is gaining much ground in the land. This comes on the heels of published reports that financial contributions to pro-abortion groups are way down from levels of the past. Good News!
My Way News: “WASHINGTON (AP) – An abortion rights group is withdrawing a heavily criticized television ad that linked John Roberts to violent anti-abortion activists, saying its attempt to illuminate the Supreme Court nominee’s record has been ‘misconstrued.’ After protests by conservatives, NARAL Pro-Choice America said Thursday night it would pull the ad that began running this week.
It was disgust by its own supporters that convinced NARAL that the commercial was false and unfair. The advertisement condemned Supreme Court nominee John Roberts and linked him with anti-abortion violence, because fourteen years ago in 1991, while serving as a government lawyer, he prepared anti-abortion briefs.
Abortion-rights supporter Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, had urged the pro-abortion group to withdraw the ad, writing that it was “blatantly untrue and unfair. The NARAL advertisement is not helpful to the pro-choice cause which I support.” At least one station had refused to run the ad. Management of WABI-TV in Bangor reported: “After careful thoughtful analysis, we determined the ad was at worst false, and at best misleading”.
“This ad grossly distorts the record of John Roberts from start to finish. It has only one goal: to associate John Roberts with violent extremists”, said Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah. While many Republicans solons condemned the ad, no Senate Democrats have taken a position on it. The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, told the AP that it would have no effect on senators. Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York said: “I believe that television advertisements are not the point, and should not be the focus of debate or discussion.”
Perhaps Mother Teresa is helping the cause from her lofty post in Heaven. “The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts — a child — as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience.”–Mother Theresa