Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What’s So Bad About Abortion? event

The NY Salon and the New York Society for Ethical Culture presents:

What’s So Bad About Abortion?

Thursday, August 9, 7 to 9pm, New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Free admission. Seating is first-come first served

Donna Crane, Director, Government Relations, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Ann Furedi, Chief Executive Officer, British Pregnancy Advisory Service (UK)
Kirsten Moore, President and CEO, Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Vicki Saporta, President and CEO, National Abortion Federation
Moderated by Jean Smith, Director, NY Salon

Abortion is one of the most contentious issues in American politics, but the most recent polls show that most voters fall between somewhere between the extremes. This has led some to suggest that Democrats need a more nuanced view of abortion to win back the electorate. As the 2008 presidential race to the White House gets into full swing this international panel will examine:

· Why is abortion such an important issue in electoral politics in the US compared to Europe?

· What’s so bad about abortion?

· Why do women need the right to abortion?

· Should we seek a middle ground?

· Which 2008 presidential candidates, if any, will defend the right to abortion?

In the week running up to the event papers from the speakers will be posted at www.nysalon.org

Catholics for a Free Choice www.catholicsforchoice.org
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (UK) www.bpas.org
National Abortion Federation www.prochoice.org
NARAL Pro-Choice America www.prochoiceamerica.org
Reproductive Health Technologies Project www.rhtp.org

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