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Casey Sr. Was Not Muzzled on Abortion

Thanks for your reply, Mike, but it's just not true that Casey was denied a speaking spot because of his views on abortion. I won't go through all the detail at this point, but readers can check the Media Matters site, which contains a lot of links to original material.

Media Matters summarizes things this way: "Casey was denied speaking time in 1992 over his refusal to endorse the Clinton-Gore ticket, not his anti-abortion views. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Sens. John Breaux (D-LA) and Howell Heflin (D-AL), and five other governors who opposed abortion rights did address the convention in 1992, as detailed in a September 16, 1996, article in The New Republic on the Casey myth."

Casey addressing the Convention is a big deal, not a small deal, and that's how a lot of pro-life Democrats I spoke with today at a Democrats for Life event feel about it.

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Thank God for you E.J. Thank you for performing the fact-check function on Mike Gerson. One would have thought that the Post would have made it clear to Gerson that he needs to adhere to at least a minimal standard of truth when writing for a major newspaper in view of the fact that newspapers are fighting to hold onto their market share...

Posted by: Mary | August 28, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Media Matters is hardly an objective source on this E.J.

Posted by: SJ | August 28, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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