Abortion Rights Leader Addresses Democratic National Convention

National Abortion Rights and Action League (NARAL) President Kate Michelman addressed the Democratic National Convention last night, urging voters who are pro-choice to vote for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman because they will protect a woman’s right to reproductive and abortion services. Michelman said, “A woman’s right to choose took a century to win. But could be lost in only one day – Election Day. That’s why we must elect Al Gore and Joe Lieberman.” She went on to state, “One election is all it takesƒIf he [George W. Bush] has the opportunity, George W. Bush will appoint enough Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade and end legal abortion.” The Democratic and Republican parties have adopted vastly different stances on abortion. The official Republican 2000 platform states, “We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children” while the Democratic party “stands behind the right of every woman to chooseƒregardless of the ability to pay. We believe it is a fundamental constitutional liberty that individual Americans-not government-can best take responsibility forƒpersonal decisions regarding reproduction.”


U.S. Newswire - 15 August 2000

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