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PLAGAL OPPOSES GAY SPONSORSHIP OF WOMEN'S MARCH
The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians will hold a counterdemonstration on April 25, 2004, on the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington to protest the sponsorship of the March for Women's Lives by GLBT organizations. No one doubts the work that these groups have done to help secure the rights of members of the GLBT community is indeed good work. However, on the issue of abortion members of PLAGAL have to question, how does supporting abortion on demand further the GLBT cause?
Tim Cravens, Executive Vice President of PLAGAL asks, "How can we fight for the humanity of those within the GLBT community while ignoring the humanity of the unborn child?" As members of the GLBT community we know all too well what it is like to be considered less than human. We know what it is like to be unwanted. It is a false belief that if we support a woman's so-called "right to choose," we are securing the rights of those within the GLBT community.
"It is no pride to work for the rights of the GLBT community while at the same time taking away the rights of the unborn," said Cecilia Brown, PLAGAL's president. She further states, "I know I speak for myself and other pro-life members of the GLBT community when I say that I do not want my rights as a member of the GLBT community to come at the expense of the unborn. It is far better for gay rights organizations not to take a stance on the issue of abortion than risk losing the support of those who otherwise would work with them on gay rights."
The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) was organized in 1990 to advance the pro-life message within the lesbian and gay community. PLAGAL is a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts-based corporation with a nationwide membership and active groups in several major cities in the United States.