Thursday, July 14, 2005

NARAL Says "Screw Abstinence"

In a post titled "So What Does Evil Look Like", a Catholic blog, A View From the Pew, declares NARAL's "screw abstinence" party disgusting and hedonistic.

In a less ideological assesment, this blog, discusses the political suicide that the comes with the anti-abstinence bash.

The question that every journalist must ask himself is "What were they thinking?". Why would, of all the chapters, the Washington D.C branch, the one which represents NARAL's interests to politicians and the national press, have such a bad sense of public relations? By snubbing their noses at a widely (debatable) practiced Christian tradition, they have accentuated the claims of the religious right that Democrats take directions from liberal interest groups that are "far out of the mainstream". Therefore, they have put any Democrat in a socially conservative state in immediate danger of being thrown out of office. And as a result, Democratic congressmen will try harder to disassociate themselves with NARAL.

3 Comments:

At 9:41 AM, Blogger Phil said...

have to agree with you here Jack. very, very poor messaging.

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger wfoley said...

This is driven by orthodoxy, which gains strength in a polarized environment--but weakens both sides

 
At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Interesting. As a feminist, I've often thought the movement shoots itself in the foot with its loud messaging about abortion and sexuality and exclusion of serious discussion of issues such as income inequality and affordable health and childcare. I'm disappointed in NARAL.

 

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