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Re: Linda Greenhouse on NARAL Ad


While I agree the Greenhouse piece is lame for burying the analysis on the anti-Roberts ad, it does deserve praise for finding liberals to criticize NARAL:

Frances Kissling, President of Catholics for Free Choice said she was “deeply upset and offended” by the advertisement, which she called “far too intemperate and far too personal.”

Kissling said the ad “does step over the line into the kind of personal character attack we shouldn’t be engaging in.”

She added: “As a pro-choice person, I don’t like being placed on the defensive by my leaders. Naral should pull it and move on.”

Former Acting Solicitor General in the Clinton Administration, Walter Dellinger, sent a letter to the Judiciary Committee yesterday saying ad was “unfair.” (Last night on ABC News, he said it was “misleading”)


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