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By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 12, 2005

PLEASE AVERT YOUR EYES FROM THE AD WE PAID MEGABUCKS TO PRODUCE AND PUT ON NETWORK TELEVISION AND KINDLY REFRAIN FROM MENTIONING OR THINKING ABOUT IT.

"The debate over that advertisement has become a distraction from the serious discussion we hoped to have with the American public," [NARAL President Nancy] Keenan wrote.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 14, 2005 9:18 PM ET USA

    I'm astonished that for the first time I'm in agreement with Sen. Boxer: I, too, would like to know the nominee's views on the Roe decision and abortion in general. I fear we have another Souter on our hands -- but then, Souter was an oddity: at the time of his nomination, he was a fifty-something man who had never married and still lived with his mother. Roberts' background has similar troublesome aspects. I demand clarification. Yes, I insist upon it.

  • Posted by: Sir William - Aug. 12, 2005 6:09 PM ET USA

    For some strange reason, I keep hearing a loud, shrill voice screaming, "Pay no attention to the extremist behind the curtain!" Regardless of what NARAL says, this sort of 'debate' is the EXACTLY what the American public needs to be having....

  • Posted by: - Aug. 12, 2005 4:12 PM ET USA

    I see. It wasn't the blatant lies in the Ad that constituted the problem. No, it was the exposure of those blatant lies that distracted from the 'serious discussion'.... Memo to Nancy: if you want to have a 'serious discussion' with anyone you might start with the truth - not lies and misrepresentations. But then you would have to abandon the advocacy of abortion - which is founded on lies and misrepresentations - wouldn't you? Okay, back to the drawing board...

  • Posted by: Eleazar - Aug. 12, 2005 12:45 PM ET USA

    NARAL accomplished what it set out to do...get its 15 minutes of media coverage. It is truly unfortunate that they chose to pull the ad...not enough people had an opportunity to see and consider the extremes to which some of these "advocacy groups" will go to spread their filth, er message.

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