Wednesday, August 10, 2005

NARAL Stoops to Libel

NARAL's new attack ad is almost, but not quite, beneath contempt. The ad is, in a word, false, and, the way I see it, libelous. There is a very strong argument to be made that NARAL has acted here with actual malice, i.e., NARAL knows its assertions are false or, at the very least, has acted in reckless disregard of the truth. Consequently, it's quite possible that a libel action would satisfy the rigorous New York Times v. Sullivan standard for libel of a public figure. It's doubtful that Roberts will do anything and I'm sure that is exactly what NARAL is banking on. Too bad. NARAL should be called to the carpet on this one.

America can't afford advocacy groups whose ideology leads them to abandon the truth.

Michelle has more.