Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Common ground?

Senators Harry Reid and Hillary Rodham Clinton co-authored an op-ed piece in today’s Times Union:
As two senators on opposite sides of the abortion debate, we recognize that one side will not suddenly convince the other to drop its deeply held beliefs. And we believe that, while disagreeing, we can work together to find common ground. We believe that it is necessary for all Americans to join together and embrace policies that will reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, decrease abortions and improve access to women's health care.

The rest of their article is here.

The Associated Press wrote a follow-up article here:
A top aide to one of Clinton's potential Republican challengers in her re-election bid this year scoffed at the op-ed piece.

"Today's op-ed is nothing more than rhetoric," said Kevin Collins, campaign manager for former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer. "Senator Clinton can help establish common ground by taking action. A good first step would be to introduce legislation protecting the right to provide services and counseling to pregnant women seeking alternatives to abortion."

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has some pro-life resources here.