IRVINE — In protest of President Bush's veto Friday of public funding for abortions, members of the National Organization for Women protested at a Carl's Jr. restaurant Saturday because the fast-food chain's founder is an ardent abortion foe.
"We're out to protest Bush's feelings against victims of incest and poor women, and we're here to protest Carl Karcher," said Sande Solomon, action chair for the Bay View chapter of NOW.
On Friday, the President vetoed a $4-billion bill that would have allowed local funds in the District of Columbia to pay for abortions. Last Saturday, the President vetoed another abortion-related piece of legislation--the $156.7-billion spending bill for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education because the bill allowed federal funds to be used for abortions in the cases of victims of rape and incest.
Karcher, a vocal opponent of abortion, has been known to give financial support to the pro-life movement through the restaurant's parent company, Carl Karcher Enterprises. In past months, Carl's Jr. Restaurants nationwide have become a target of proponents of abortion rights.