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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:29 PM
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SCOTUS pick Roberts’ Wife Was Board Member of “Feminists for Life”
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 05:34 PM by DemsUnited
from ThinkProgress

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Though John Roberts’ views on privacy and reproductive rights are still unknown (like so much about the nominee), Roberts’ wife is a prominent anti-choice activist.

Jane Sullivan Roberts has extensive ties to the conservative group Feminists for Life. As late as 1998, Mrs. Roberts was the group’s Executive Vice President. In 2001, she was identified as the “FFL board counsel,” and in the Summer 2002 FFL quarterly, The American Feminist, Roberts is listed as a member of the “Elizabeth Cady Stanton Circle” of fundraisers, who have raised between $1,000-$2,499 for the organization.

UPDATE: To get a sense of FFL, here’s the top item on their “News” page:

If the Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, says Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif)., “…a minimum of 5,000 women a year will die.” Serrin Foster explains why women deserve better than fabricated statistics or legal and lethal abortion. See the complete story at LifeNews.com.
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http://thinkprogress.org/2005/07/20/roberts-wife /

Can anyone verify this?
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:31 PM
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1. Are the FFL gals protesting the war? No? Then fuck 'em.
They are bullshit.
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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:43 PM
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4. My problem is that if Roberts wife is a card-carrying member of
a antiabortion activist group, then this gives a BIG CLUE into his personal views.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:03 PM
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5. Couldn't agree with you more. My comment was more to put the lie
to their supposed "culture of life," which to them means unborn babies (sic), and not a bunch of Muslims who were illegally attacked in their own country, U.S. military folks who are "beneath" them, etc. etc.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:34 PM
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2. I don't get the "Feminist" part, what do they do, burn their bras and
then stay at home?
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:06 PM
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6. This lengthy thread has all the answers.
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DemsUnited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:02 PM
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10. Thanks for the link
Some pretty strong verification of Mrs. Roberts anti-abortion activism.
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:51 PM
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7. his wife's activism is a sign of his family "values" is how I put it...
when I signed the moveon petition.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:54 PM
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8. THe pillow talk
in that house must be very interesting now, don't you think?

Mz Pip
:dem:
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:58 PM
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9. Big surprise here huh?
And meanwhile we have to suffer fools and convince them why this guy is the devil in a nice suit. Does anybody have any gut instincts left?
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:21 PM
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11. Link here to the pdf with her name listed as Executive Vice President
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 07:24 PM by harpo
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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:05 PM
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13. Link here to their whole list of publications of "The American Feminist"
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:58 PM
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12. Betcha 10 bucks she listens to Dr. Laura..
C'mon, you KNOW she =has= to be Dr. Laura Shles.. :think: however you spell it.... fan!

HAS to be!!

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