The 500,000-strong women's movement, which "very, very rarely endorses in a general election", broke with its tradition of neutrality after "the addition of Sarah Palin gave us a new sense of urgency," said Gandy.
"She is being portrayed as a supporter of women's rights ... as a feminist when in fact her positions on so many of the issues are really anathema to ours," Gandy said.
"There's no question that a lot of women think it's a great thing for a woman to be running for vice president," Gandy said on NPR.
"But they are completely dismayed when they find out her positions.
"The idea that she opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest -- those kinds of positions are completely out of step with American women and once they find out about those positions, they get a little less excited about a woman running for vice president," Gandy said.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
NOW is backing Barack.
And they make it very clear why.