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Why Do Lefties Idolize Benazir Bhutto when She was Pro-Life?

I think this is the first time in history that Leftists, Liberals and “Progressives” have idolized a woman who was pro-life.

Via James Taranto in WSJ’s Opinion Journal Best of the Web:

NOW or Never — II

On Friday we noted that the National Organization for Women had responded to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto by ignoring it completely. But it’s not that NOW doesn’t remember the dead. A reader calls our attention to a statement on the organizations Web site titled “NOW Mourns Loss of Feminist Leader Judith Meuli.” We hadn’t heard of her, but it turns out she created “a line of feminist jewelry” and also donated a bundle to NOW:

Judith Meuli, 69, died at her home in California after a long battle against cancer. Meuli, a woman of many talents, edited the National NOW publication “Do it NOW” for many years with her partner Toni Carabillo (who died in 1997), was president of Los Angeles NOW, created with Carabillo a line of feminist jewelry that raised money for NOW and the Equal Rights Amendment campaign, and co-authored with Carabillo and June Bundy Csida “The Feminist Chronicles,” a detailed history of the modern women’s movement.

Several readers also called our attention to a remembrance of Bhutto:

Bhutto was a member of an international pro-life women’s movement that understood abortion causes medical, mental health and other problems for women.

When Bhutto was the prime minister of Pakistan, she helped lead a delegation to the 1994 Cairo population conference that confronted abortion advocates looking to make abortion an international right.

“I dream . . . of a world where we can commit our social resources to the development of human life and not to its destruction,” she told the United Nations panel at the time.

No wonder NOW isn’t interested in Bhutto. A real feminist is one who is interested in feminine things like jewelry and abortion.

I have read a lot of leftists praising this woman as some sort of saint and martyr for human rights and freedom and democracy, when she was anything but. Considering these leftists are completely ignorant about the corrupt, power-hungry, Taliban-supporting past of this woman, I bet they are also ignorant that she was a pro-life, anti-abortion activist as well. heh


December 31, 2007 , 5:10PM - Posted by | Abortion, Benazir Bhutto, Liberalism, N.O.W., Pakistan, Pro-Life

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