Evidence: Feminist groups like NOW care more about abortion than women’s rights or dignity
Last week, California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown (D) came under fire when a voicemail inadvertently recorded a private conversation in which a Brown aide suggests that Republican candidate Meg Whitman is a whore for cutting a deal with police over law enforcement pensions, and Jerry Brown approves.
First, Brown’s campaign manager issued a rather reserved apology, which remarked on the quality of the audio in the recording as well as the private nature of the conversation before offering that “at times” the campaign’s language was “salty.”
Brown did not address the issue until this Tuesday’s debate, offering an also rather tepid apology that NOW President Terry O’Neill called “a necessary step”, but criticized as “overdue” and “accompanied by the assertion that these sorts of comments are part and parcel to what happens inside political campaigns.”
But, NOW seems to be sending mixed signals as to its position on Brown and the use of the word “whore.” Their California PAC endorsed Brown “on the basis of his support for women’s rights” (a thinly-veiled euphemism for legal abortion) despite his campaign’s use of a word that NOW’s national president strongly condemned by saying:
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