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CWA Lies to Women

Concerned Women for America has released a campaign ad that counters an ad put out by MoveOn.org that features Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington talking about Romney’s promise to eliminate the right to have an abortion. Here’s the MoveOn ad:

And here’s CWA’s highly dishonest response:

Notice how they focus on the one entirely irrelevant aspect of the whole thing, the idea that Romney could unilaterally overturn Roe v Wade, which everyone knows is not possible. They completely ignore the real issue, which is that if Romney were to get a single nomination to the Supreme Court to replace one of the more liberal justices — a likely event given Justice Ginsburg’s age and health — then Roe would almost certainly be overturned. And they know this because, as Right Wing Watch points out, they’ve been promoting exactly that idea on their own website:

This ruling has major implications for the pro-life movement. First, it clearly mirrors the growing sentiments of a majority of Americans who are pro-life, especially our younger generation. Second, Alabama has set a clear precedent that more states are expected to emulate. Finally, as state laws continue to represent Americans’ growing pro-life attitude, the U.S. Supreme Court will be called upon to reconsider and, ultimately, repeal Roe.

The bottom line is that if the Republicans get one more nomination to the Supreme Court, Roe is gone. History.

Comments

  1. rory says

    I would love to see some factual support for the claim that a “majority of Americans…especially our younger generation” are pro-life. I won’t hold my breath.

  2. Reginald Selkirk says

    I love the air quotes around “overturn.” And all the Hollywood bashing. I guess that means they couldn’t find any celebrities to support their view. How about Clint Eastwood in a wig?

  3. Michael Heath says

    rory writes:

    I would love to see some factual support for the claim that a “majority of Americans…especially our younger generation” are pro-life. I won’t hold my breath.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if CWA conveniently and temporarily applied a broad meaning of the term, “pro-life”, in order to lump a majority into that particular set of results. Of course if a Democrat running for office fit that same criteria they’d then use a different framework in order to dishonestly label that person a serial murder of babies whose also a fierce opponent of protecting a person’s right to life.

  4. lofgren says

    I wouldn’t be surprised if CWA conveniently and temporarily applied a broad meaning of the term, “pro-life”, in order to lump a majority into that particular set of results.

    This is very probably the case. Polls routinely show that most Americans are somewhere along a spectrum from totally pro-choice to totally anti-abortion, favoring choice but with some restrictions (e.g. no third trimester abortions unless the mother’s health is at risk, or no abortions based on the sex of the child). Antichoice organizations routinely conflate anybody who disagrees with limitless abortion on demand in order to support their argument that abortions should be banned entirely.

  5. thalwen says

    rory:
    When they say most people are pro-life, they include anyone that would have any opposition to any abortion. So if you support the right to choose but not elective late term abortions = pro-life. I’m sure if you supported the right to choose unless the fetus is viable and delivery poses no risk to the mother, they’d count you as pro-life. Statistically most people are pro-choice with exceptions.

    Also, Concerned Women for America lies in it’s very title. They aren’t concerned with America because they’re always working on trying to make America a crappier place to live in. And a whole lot of their leadership is/has been men. I say, in the name of honesty they should rename themselves to Busybodies with Sexual Hang-ups.

  6. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

    I would love to see some factual support for the claim that a “majority of Americans…especially our younger generation” are pro-life. I won’t hold my breath.

    It’s all in how you ask the question.

    Please check one:

    O – Life = good, death = bad

    O – I am a baby-murdering Slutty McSlutbag

    Survey results? 99% pro-life! Victory!

  7. slc1 says

    Re blf @ #4

    Clint Eastwood is pro-choice on abortion, as well as supporting same sex marriage, “I don’t give a fuck who marries who,” said he.

  8. ajb47 says

    So wait.

    In the first video, Kerry Washington: “[Rmoney] says he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.”

    And in the CWA one: “Separation of powers… presidents don’t overturn Sepreme Court cases…”

    And we should vote for Rmoney because he doesn’t know what he’s allowed to do when he’s president?

    AJ

  9. M, Supreme Anarch of the Queer Illuminati says

    slc1 @ 12 –

    …and yet he’s willing to push candidates who are completely the opposite on all of those, as long as they promise to shovel more public money to rich people.

  10. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    What’s this about Hollywood elitists making the rest of us pay for other women’s abortions?

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