Thursday, June 09, 2005

When it Comes to Choice, Outcomes Matter

Kos writes that Senator Chafee (R-RI) who was endorsed by NARAL over two Democrats, voted to confirm Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit. Kos challenges those such as Martha Burk who don't see a difference between the parties in Senate races in PA and RI:
Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said the women's groups plan to meet with Pennacchio and could support him to send party leaders a message.
She and other women's leaders said Democrats might be better off losing the race than electing Casey.
In terms of women's lives, what difference does it make whether we have a pro-life Democrat and a pro-life Republican?" Burk asked.
Kos answers that there is a difference between the parties on pro-life issues:
Yet anti-abortion senator Harry Reid voted against Brown. As would've [RI pro-life Democrat] Jim Langevin had he been serving in the Senate right now. As would both of Chafee's current pro-choice opponents -- Matt Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse.
It's something to remember as Choice groups debate Casey's probable nomination in Pennsylvania.

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