Friday August 11, 2000


HOLLYWOOD, Aug 11 ( – Questions about the life and family values of TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey have surfaced after reports emerged that she has participated in both a pro-abortion conference and made a cameo appearance in a pro-homosexual television episode. In mid-February, Winfrey was the keynote speaker at a luncheon held by a group whose priority this year is to ensure that minors, without parental consent, maintain their access to contraceptives and abortion.

Human Life International issued a press release objecting to Winfrey’s presence saying it lent great support to the anti-life agenda of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP), which arranged the luncheon at the Omni Hotel at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga., as part of its 5th annual conference-“Building Bridges: Preparing for the Future.” In describing one of the major functions of G-CAPP, its chair, activist Jane Fonda, the now-estranged wife of CNN mogul Ted Turner, has said: “One of our missions is to help people understand that just saying ‘no’ doesn’t work anymore.”

Winfrey’s cameo appearance on the “coming out” episode of the TV show “Ellen” in 1997 has also raised concerns over promotion of homosexuality.

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