Now that Hillary Clinton's senate seat will be open, NARAL, who stunningly and stupidly did not endorse her during the primary season, but endorsed Obama who has no track record on women's reproductive rights is whining in the "Albany Times Union":
"We must ask what it truly means to replace Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
"It means replacing the woman who nearly single-handedly ended the Food and Drug Administration's foot-dragging on approving emergency contraception for over-the-counter access. Clinton's strategy of stalling a confirmation until the FDA made a decision ensured that women were more easily able to access this important method of back-up birth control.
"It means replacing the woman who joined her fellow New York Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer to oppose the administration's plan to reduce federal reimbursements to health clinics (including family planning clinics, substance abuse counseling and mental health clinics). The predicted loss of $350 million in funds to our state would be devastating to health care providers and the more than 400,000 New Yorkers, many of them low-income, who rely on them.
"It means replacing the woman who joined her colleague Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to introduce the "Protecting Patients and Health Care Act," legislation that would that would block the Department of Health and Human Services from passing a bill limiting patients' access to basic reproductive health care service. Clinton and Murray have been leading the opposition to this misguided legislation since July, when rumors of the bill first began.
"It means replacing the woman who has not only been a staunch ally on health care issues, but also a sponsor of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This legislation would've helped close the pay gap and end the inequities that have shortchanged women and families for far too long.
"It means replacing the woman who cosponsored legislation to repeal the global gag rule, to end funding for abstinence-only education and fund comprehensive sexuality education, to expand contraceptive access, and to codify the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade ruling in federal law.Simply put, there is
Let me repeat that last:
"Simply put, there is no other senator who has shown such commitment, dedication and leadership when it comes to standing up for women's health and rights.
But NARAL didn't endorse Hillary Clinton. They endorsed rookie Senator Barak Obama. And that is why they have NO CREDIBILTY today.