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Yes, Even More on NARAL’s Lies


The same New York Times story that Shannen criticizes for its distorted coverage of Judge Roberts’s meeting with Senator Wyden also tries to put an exculpatory spin on NARAL’s vicious ad against Roberts. According to the story, the Bray case “is particularly upsetting to advocates for abortion rights because the lead plaintiff, Michael Bray, had been convicted for his involvement in 10 bombings at health centers in the 1980’s.” But the claims that abortion advocates presented in their civil action in the Bray case involved claims of trespass and obstruction, not bombings; Michael Bray was one of many defendants (not the lead plaintiff, and not the lead defendant); and the Bray who was the lead petitioner in the Supreme Court proceeding was Jayne Bray, not Michael.


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