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Pro-Choice Majority?

Thursday, January 12, 2006, 19:23 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

According to Fox News’ Special Report with Brit Hume the other night (sorry, no link—I saw it on television), a pro-abortion organization whose name this week is “NARAL Pro-Choice America”—they’re on their fourth name, you know—launched a drive to collect 500,000 signatures on a petition opposing the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Alas, they fell a tiny bit short of their goal. But their massive action mobilization effort did manage to garner…

2,000 signatures.

Wait, I’ll do the math for you. That’s less than half of one percent of their goal.

It works out to an average of 40 signatures from each state.

This from an organization whose most recent name change was designed to create the impression of widespread support from across the country. At the moment, they are more likely experiencing widespread embarrassment. Abortion has been the most prominent issue raised in media coverage of the Alito nomination, so it isn’t like abortion proponents had to spend a lot of money getting the word out.

Under the circumstances, it is not surprising that you can no longer find any mention of the 500,000 signature goal on either NARAL’s main web site or their petition page. The number used to be there, though; I saw it earlier today on a Google search which I have preserved for posterity.

Our goal: 500000 petition signatures to the Senate.
(NARAL Hub Homepage)

Our goal is to get 500000 petitions to the Senate.
(Tell-A-Friend petition page)

2,000 signatures. Oops. Maybe public sentiment just isn’t what NARAL wants us to think it is.

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  1. Thursday, January 12, 2006, 23:15 EDT at 23:15

    The National Review, printed the actual email. That’s not how many signatures they got, it’s how many they entered. The email thanks voluntters for entering signatures into the computer.

  2. Friday, January 13, 2006, 18:13 EDT at 18:13

    I understand they weren’t hand-written signatures. So they entered 2,000 signatures into their database from the petition. Don’t you think that if they had received more “signatures” than that, they would have given that number? There is no reason to believe they got any more than 2,000.

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