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Back in March, you might have seen a full-page ad in the Des Moines Register attacking Wisconsin Governor and potential Presidential candidate Scott Walker.  I sent a Letter to the Editor on behalf of Iowa Right to Life, because the ad was deceptive.  I want you to see our letter that the Register never printed.

Iowans Not Fooled by NARAL

To the Editor:

A full page ad attacking Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s abortion views (Des Moines Register, 3/5/15) was deceptive.  The ad was signed, “The People of Wisconsin.”  But the ad’s real author and sponsor was hidden in a dark font blended into the dark border around the ad: NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League, which is based in Washington D.C.

That’s how NARAL likes it – to keep you in the dark about their real agenda.  So let me shed some light on it.

NARAL fights against legislation allowing a pregnant woman the option to view her ultrasound.  Why should any woman be denied that?  Can you imagine breaking a leg and the doctor refusing to show you the  x-ray?

NARAL fights against parental involvement laws.  If your teenage daughter were pregnant, would you want her boyfriend or boyfriend’s parents taking her for a secret abortion without your knowledge?  Whatever gets her to the abortion is NARAL’s creed.

 NARAL fights against legislation to curb sex-selection abortions.  NARAL believes a woman should abort a healthy baby girl, if she really wanted a boy.

 Planned Parenthood supports these, as well – the two organizations are closely linked.  In fact, Planned Parenthood’s national president Cecile Richards put out a special release on 1/14/13 endorsing NARAL’s selection of Ilyse Hogue as their new president.

 Who is Ilyse Hogue?  A former Communications Director of the radical MoveOn.org with an axe to grind against Governor Walker, after Walker soundly defeated her NARAL-endorsed candidate in the 2014 elections.  Hogue even traveled to Wisconsin in October 2014 to knock on doors for Walker’s opponent.

 Like the majority of Iowans, it appears that the real “People of Wisconsin” support Scott Walker instead of NARAL’s abortion agenda.  Iowans are not fooled by NARAL’s shady practices.

— Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life

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