WASHINGTON, October 22, 2003 ( – Radical pro-abortion activist Patricia Ireland, former head of the National Organization of Women, has been “terminated” from her post as chief executive of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).  The YWCA board made the decision after requesting that she resign.  She refused the request.  U.S. pro-life organizations railed at the decision to appoint Ireland to head the YWCA six months ago.  Since then it seems that Ireland irritated the board by pursuing her activist agenda.  However, full details on the removal remain hidden.  In a release the Traditional Values Coalition stated “We don’t know their new appointee but we remain skeptical of any Christian organization which takes six months to figure out that a pro-abortion lesbian is wrong for most YWCA members. We heard from Y members in our churches across America. I believe their contributors forced them to fire her.  Ireland feigned surprise at her termination saying, “I was uncharacteristically speechless… there had been no notice.”  Audrey Peeples a member of the Y.W.C.A.‘s National Coordinating Board, said Patricia knows why she was terminated… the Y.W.C.A. was really just not the best place for her platform.”  See the New York Times coverage: See also Traditional Values Coalition


Commenting Guidelines
LifeSiteNews welcomes thoughtful, respectful comments that add useful information or insights. Demeaning, hostile or propagandistic comments, and streams not related to the storyline, will be removed.

LSN commenting is not for frequent personal blogging, on-going debates or theological or other disputes between commenters.

Multiple comments from one person under a story are discouraged (suggested maximum of three). Capitalized sentences or comments will be removed (Internet shouting).

LifeSiteNews gives priority to pro-life, pro-family commenters and reserves the right to edit or remove comments.

Comments under LifeSiteNews stories do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.