Rising to New Heights of Low
Just when you think the pro-abortion, anti-life Left can't seek any lower they do something that restores your faith in their hypocrisy and dishonesty.
Case in point: CNN has agreed to run an anti-John Roberts ad produced by the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America. The ad is completely false. Using images of the 1998 bombing of a Birmingham abortion "clinic" it accuses Roberts of supporting "a convicted clinic bomber" and excusing "violence against other Americans."
Roberts did support the bomber, and many other defendants, in a civil
case that had absolutely nothing to do with the bombing. In fact his support took place seven years before
the bombing occurred! In a brief in the 1991 case, Roberts argued abortion clinics had no standing to bring a suit against pro-life protestors using a 120 year-old federal anti-discrimination law. Roberts position was that blockading clinics was already illegal under state laws. Later, the Supreme Court agreed with Roberts in a 6-3 decision.
That is a far cry from NARAL's specious claim that Roberts "filed court briefs supporting violent fringe groups and a convicted clinic bomber." In fact, Roberts did not support the behavior of the pro-life blockaders but instead said they were trespassing. Roberts point was that a suit couldn't be brought using the federal anti-discrimination law because both women and
men were being blockaded.
NARAL dishonestly gives the false impression that John Roberts took a position as an attorney that condoned abortion clinic bombings. This is completely false. In fact, as Associate Counsel to President Reagan, Roberts wrote a memo condemning such acts and saying the perpetrators "should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law."
It remains to be seen whether the mainstream media will have the courage and integrity to decry and expose NARAL's blatant lies. If CNN's acceptance of the ad for broadcast is our first indication I'm not going to hold my breath.
(Thanks to Drudge & factcheck.org