Bill Donohue comments on NARAL’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton:
NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Hillary Clinton today for the Democratic presidential nomination. It supports letting infants born of a botched abortion die unattended by doctors. Hillary said she was “honored” by the endorsement.
The vast majority of Americans are opposed to the current abortion policy which allows abortions to be performed at any time during pregnancy and for any reason. Only a small percentage of Americans support partial-birth abortion, the procedure that smashes the baby’s skull when he or she is 80 percent born. Almost no one supports walking away from infants who survive an abortion, allowing them to die on a physician’s table. NARAL does.
Sixteen years ago, NARAL was almost alone in opposing the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, a bill that mandated medical care for children who survived an abortion. It even lied about its position. In 2000, I debated Kelli Conlin on TV about this subject; she was the executive director of the New York chapter of NARAL. She denied that NARAL opposed this bill, but I proved she was a liar; I also sent a copy of NARAL’s press release to NBC moderator Gabe Pressman following the show to settle the issue.
NARAL also has a long history of bigotry. Indeed, it was founded on anti-Catholicism, dating back to its inception in the 1960s. How do we know? Because one of its founders, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a practicing abortionist, admitted many times that he made up lies about the Catholic Church hoping to discredit its moral voice. In fact, he said that the goal of NARAL in the 1960s was to associate Catholicism with “reactionary, pro-fascist positions,” thus making it easier to promote abortion. He later repented, told the truth about NARAL, and became a Catholic.
Hillary is “honored” to be endorsed by anti-Catholic bigots who advocate infanticide. Perhaps she will be asked which position she likes most.