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14 July 2009 @ 01:14 pm
Democrats for Life kicks Tim Ryan off of its advisory board  
Ryan loses favor with pro-life group
Upset by what it sees as U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s abandoning his pro-life position, Democrats For Life of America removed the congressman from its national advisory board.

“DFLA gave Congressman Ryan ample opportunities to prove he’s committed to protecting life, but he has turned his back on the community at every turn,” said Kristen Day, the Washington, D.C.-based pro-life organization’s executive director.

Ryan of Niles, D-17th, insists he’s still a strong pro-life advocate, but grew frustrated with Democrats For Life of America and other pro-life groups that refuse to accept contraceptives as an option to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

“We’re working in Congress with groups that agree with preventative options while [the DFLA] is getting left behind,” Ryan said. “I can’t figure out for the life of me how to stop pregnancies without contraception. Don’t be mad at me for wanting to solve the problem.”

I don't know exactly what went on here, but I've been a fan of Tim Ryan for a while now, and I find this distressing. If there's no room for him in the pro-life movement, there's no room for the likes of us either.
Goodbye My Boygoodbyemyboy on July 14th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I've never heard of the guy but he sounds like my kind of pro-lifer.