Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been featured on a Mother’s Day-themed fundraising e-mail for EMILY’s list, a political action group that supports abortion.
The letter reads in part (emphasis mine):
This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List. They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.
So, this year, join me in commemorating Mother’s Day with a contribution to EMILY’s List to help elect the Democratic women who will continue to secure our rights.
On Mother’s Day, let’s get women involved and make sure they know who is truly fighting for them – the pro-choice Democratic women EMILY’s List is working each day to elect to office.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
We’re sure the irony is lost on Ms. Gillibrand, especially when she opens the letter with this sentiment:
I’ve said it before: as the mother of two young boys, finding the right balance between work and family isn’t easy. But we do it, we figure it out, because it’s our children — our nation’s future — that we’re all fighting for every single day.
Except apparently for our unborn children.
On a side note, here’s an interesting reminder about EMILY’s list, especially with the President’s recent gay marriage remarks. In 2008, the group funded a congressional campaign in Tennessee for Nikki Tinker. The Tinker camp refused to condemn or repudiate fliers that circulated about her opponent – a promoter of gay rights. The fliers were distributed by a group that “detest(s) the alignment of African-Americans with homosexuals and lesbians as being equal.” The fliers themselves were laced with anti-Semitic and racist statements.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote:
What does Nikki Tinker think about anti-Semitic literature being circulated that might help her unseat 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen in the Democratic primary next August?
A fair question, which Tinker declined to answer this week after a flier stating that “Steve Cohen and the Jews Hate Jesus” began circulating in Memphis.
The question goes to the character of the woman who wants to represent the 9th District, and 9th District voters deserve an answer. But Tinker declined to return a phone call about the flier.
So EMILY’s List had no problem funding a smear campaign that featured anti-Semitic, racist, and homophobic literature – as long as the candidate they backed supported the right to terminate the life of a child.
And now they’re using Mother’s Day to support that same right.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that pro-abortion groups have used Mother’s Day as a fundraising tool.
The Planned Parenthood abortion business is already jumping on the Mother’s Day bandwagon — days before families celebrate their mothers this weekend — with fundraising appeals seeking donations to further its pro-abortion agenda.
Planned Parenthood has exploited Mother’s Day in the past for donation appeals and, this year, the donation requests are centered on furthering Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda globally.
“We are proud to be taking the Planned Parenthood mission global in supporting partner organizations that share our goals,” the abortion business says in an online donation appeal. “Since 1971, Planned Parenthood has expanded its work globally to promote the reproductive health and rights of women and their families in some of the poorest places in the world. When women are able to exercise their rights and access health care, they are able to make informed decisions — free of discrimination, coercion, and violence.”
Planned Parenthood, of course, ignores the violence abortion causes women and children.
What is with the far-left and their War on Children? Does Gillibrand recognize the fact that one cannot celebrate Mother’s Day – if that woman did not choose life?