Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Washington Goes to Mr. Smith

Attempting to capitalize on the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding a federal ban on partial-birth abortion, the abortion gals at Washington NARAL have gone to their direct mail lists and sent out a spate of emails and direct mail pieces to rake in some dough for their continued lobbying in support of legalized killing.

As Michelle at Life of the Party points out, some of that lobbying is targeting what proponants of abortion call "mixed-choice" Republicans. Currently they have Gordon Smith (R-OR) in their sights. She also notes that Gordon Smith is a member of the Republican Mainstreet Parternship, a front group for pro-choice republicans; Because you know abortion clinics are as apple pie as the hardware store, the corner coffee shop and the friendly credit union on mainstreet. Their Washington state affiliate can be found here.

They need Gordon Smith to help them pass the Freedom of Choice Act. As they describe it in their email,

The Freedom of Choice Act is legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, and guarantee the right to choose for generations to come. Washington State's fabulous senators and representatives in DC get it and they are on board.
It would also bring back partial birth abortion.

But to get it passed they are going to need help from the Republicans,

However, we are going to help our sisters in Oregon put pressure on their Senator, Gordon Smith, a moderate, mixed-choice Republican. We think that if he gets enough pressure, he may support the Freedom of Choice Act. Please sign-up to help today. Freedom of Choice Act phone banks will run during the following days and times:
Monday, May 14 from 5:00 to 8:00pm
Tuesday, May 15 from 5:00 to 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 16 from 5:00 to 8:00pm
Thursday, May 17 from 5:00 to 8:00pm

Washington abortion enthusiasts are making calles to an Oregon senator. Got that?

Senator Smith -- don't answer your phone.

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