Hopefully, the announcement today by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) of its endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama will put to rest persistent but erroneous rumors started by some within the Clinton camp that Obama is bad on women's reproductive rights.
Of course the endorsement would have been much more helpful in avoiding some of the recent divisiveness if it had been made sooner.
The announcement reads in part:
We have been so fortunate to have two fully pro-choice candidates running for the Democratic nomination, and we praised both Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama for their leadership in standing up for women's reproductive rights.
To win in November, NARAL Pro-Choice America will educate swing voters who can tip this election: Republican and Indepdendent women. And we cannot let one more day go by without comparing Sen. Obama's fully pro-choice record to Sen. McCain's anti-choice record.
On one hand, we have Sen. Obama—who has been a fully pro-choice ally from day one and whom women can trust.
And on the other hand, we have Sen. John McCain—who has gone even further than George W. Bush in his anti-choice rhetoric by directly calling for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.