Wednesday, May 11, 2005

From Newsday: Reactions to Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi's abortion proposal


"In a rare show of support from a high-ranking church official for a Catholic politician who backs abortion rights, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre Tuesday lauded Suozzi's "courageous and positive" step."

"Johanna Cervellino, education chairman of the Long Island Coalition for Life, a nonsectarian group based in Ronkonkoma, called the plan "very positive. Many women don't know the alternatives."


"It sounds like something an anti-choice public official would say," said Kelli Conlin, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice New York. After reviewing the text, she said Suozzi had "almost apologetically buried" his position on abortion rights."

Newsday has stated in each article that Suozzi supports abortion rights, but he has mostly expressed his opinion that abortion is legal and will continue to be that way. The pro-life movement, through marches, pickets, education, technology, and real assistance to women in need, has succeeded enough to effect change in the political climate. The rise of pro-life clinics, homes for pregnant women, and safe-haven laws have all made inroads in the fight against abortion. Pro-lifers should be politically smart enough to show support for anyone or anything that will continue this trend.

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