The Vote kNOw Coalition, leading the fight against an abortion-rights law on the November ballot, challenged the League of Women Voters yesterday to stop campaigning for the measure, saying the league's reputation as a source of fair information is at stake.
League members said the organization, which abstains from endorsing political candidates or parties, routinely takes stands on important issues and doesn't intend to stop now.
"The league traditionally takes positions on issues it has studied," said Nancy Schneider, president of the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. "Some issues that we feel strongly about we take positions on. And we lobby: taxes, education, health care, child care, housing -- you name it, we testify on it. We've had a position [on abortion] since 1973."