Friday, April 20, 2007

I do....but I don't

Senator Harry Reid, top Democrat in the Senate, seems to or perhaps he seems not to - be against the ban of the partial birth abortion.

Senator Reid voted for the ban of partial birth abortion. But, seems he had different words to say when the ban was upheld by the Supreme Court Justices.

After news of the ruling became public Reid told the media at a press conference, "I would only say that this isn't the only decision a lot of us wish that Alito weren't there and O'Connor were there."
Pro-life groups thought he was flip-flopping and they blasted him for it.
In a statement sent to, Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, said that "Denouncing a Supreme Court Justice for upholding a law that Sen. Reid voted for reveals Sen. Reid's true beliefs and sneaky tactics."

"Reid voted for the partial-birth abortion ban, yet he also voted for amendments that would have gutted the ban," she explained.

She pointed out what numerous pro-life groups have said -- that Reid, who formerly was a strong pro-life advocate, has shifted his position to try to have it both ways.

"His statement that he would rather have a justice on the Court who overturned the ban than a justice who upheld it reveals his modus operandi -- act one way in actions that voters will see, yet vigorously work to ensure the opposite is the final result," Wright added.
Senator Reid says he supports the decision of the courts. His spokesman tried to say that, although he supports the decision, he doesn't agree with all issues with Justices Roberts and Altio, and 'that's why he didn't agree with their confirmation'. But, the news conference clearly focused on the upholding of the ban of partial birth abortion.
"Sen. Reid's comment reveals a sly ploy of some politicians -- portraying themselves as pro-life to the folks back home, but working for opposite results when in D.C," Wright concluded.

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