I mentioned in an earlier post that I had somehow found myself on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s e-mail list. I still have no idea how that happened, but I will be eternally grateful that it did; their missives are a rich source of blogging material.
Their latest, which hit my inbox this morning, concerns Dawn Johnsen, who has been nominated to head the Office of Legal Counsel. Ms. Johnsen, a former legal director for NARAL, is facing a possible filibuster from Republican Senators on the basis of past statements regarding women, pregnancy and abortion. That, however, will be discussed in a future post.
NARAL is outraged that the GOP would consider such a move. In their words, “We must make it clear to our senators that derailing nominees for critical positions in the Obama administration and in the federal courts is not an option.” One might wonder where NARAL was when the Democrats filibustered John Bolton, but I digress.
What’s worth noting here is that, while NARAL might decry the use of a filibuster to derail Presidential appointees, they have no qualms whatsoever when it comes to lying about a Presidential appointee who doesn’t agree with their pro-abortion agenda.
And for what it’s worth, I will no longer be using this organization’s full name. From this point forward I will be dropping the “Pro-Choice” portion of their name as I’ve determined that choice isn’t really what they’re all about.