Saturday, January 23, 2010

New York Women to Harold Ford: Go Away, You're NOT Pro Choice

On the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade, New York Democrats -- almost two hundred women's rights advocates and concerned citizens -- have written an open letter to Helicopter Harold telling him to go away!

The women include some of Hillary Rodham Clinton's "most ardent backers" -- Gloria Steinem, Ann Lewis, Amy Siskind, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, etc.

The women don't believe Harold Ford's ridiculous claims that he always been pro choice. The delusional pro life Tennessee Blue Dog is out of his league and should forget about his laughable dream of a senate run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

To: Mr. Harold Ford Jr.

Your views as a Member of Congress, a candidate, and a political commentator do not match your current claim that you are pro-choice. Being pro-choice means you stand up and fight for a woman's right to her own medical decisions, even when it is not popular. You played politics with a woman's right to choose in your Tennessee Senate race - proudly calling yourself pro-life and spending campaign money on ads to showcase your anti-choice record. Recently, in the New York Post, you decry the "pro-life" label, but when it suited your political ambitions in 2006, you stated clearly that you are "pro-life" and that you "don't run from that." You certainly seem to be running from it today. . .

This, Mr. Ford, is why women across the state, and indeed around the country, and pro-choice groups such as NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and WCLA - Choice Matters, have spoken out so strongly against your possible candidacy. It is not about bullying. It IS about making our voices heard. You are not pro-choice, you do not share our values and, as such, you will find yourself lacking support from pro-choice women in New York.

"I am a New Yorker. I am a New Yorker. I am a New Yorker. I am a New Yorker."
-- Harold Ford, on MSNBC's Hardball,

via Nashville Post Politics