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National NOW Times >> Summer, 2000 >> Article

Dr. Laura Schlessinger: How Dangerous is She? Read Dr.Laura in Her Own Words and YOU Decide.

by Kristi Robles, Communications Intern

Starting this September, radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is taking her soap-box and her show tothe small screen.  With Paramount Domestic Television syndicating her upcoming television show, Dr. Laura has a new-and potentially larger-venue to continue spreading her angry rhetoric. Judge for yourself what influence Dr. Laura will have on a still sexist and hostile television landscape.

  • Dr. Laura on women:
    "There is little reason left for society to respect women as it once did. Women get knocked up.They don't marry. They have abortions. They go to bars. They get knocked up again." -August 13, 1999 syndicated column
  • Dr. Laura on single mothers:
    "I think it's downright criminal and immoral for any woman to decide - no matter how loving and how nurturing she is - that she is going to intentionally bring a child in the world with no father. It's's like having a pet." -May 3, 2000 Larry King Live
  • Dr. Laura on lesbians and gay men:

    "Unless I have hallucinated, I have never made an anti-gay commentary, I have made anti-gay-activist-agenda commentaries.'"
    -Quoted by the San Francisco Examiner, February 24, 2000

    "The debate over gay rights - Rights. Rights! Rights? For sexual deviant, sexual behavior there are now rights? That's what I'm worried about with the pedophilia and the bestiality and the sadomasochism and cross-dressing. Is this all going to be 'rights' too, to deviant sexual behavior? It's deviant sexual behavior. Why does deviant sexual behavior get rights?" -June 9, 1999 radio program

  • Dr. Laura on non-traditional families:
    "Indeed, there are many who advocate and/or directly profit from the decline of the traditional family, including homosexual activists, radical feminists, welfare advocates and the child-care industry." -Parenthood by Proxy, published April 2000
  • Dr. Laura on women in the workplace:
    "I believe affirmative action in the area of gender has resulted in jamming many people into roles that are unnatural for them and undesirable for the rest of us." -March 3, 2000 syndicated column
  • Dr. Laura on violence against women:
    "If you tell the truth about domestic violence and your teacher is a member of NOW, you'll get an F." -October 1997 radio program
  • Dr. Laura on NOW and Feminism:

    "They nauseate and sicken me. They've destroyed the family. They've destroyed the sanctity of motherhood." - 1998 Vanity Fair article

    "But of course, not only does NOW not give a hoot about the emotional turmoil of abortion, they don't care much for women. Period. They debunk the very notion of femininity, disparage motherhood and see marriage as servitude." -Jewish World Review, December 28, 1999

Some call her a preacher, some call her a phony.  We would rather you not call her at all. Instead, contact Paramount and tell them what you think about them providing a platform for Dr.Laura's views. 

Write to: Frank Kelly, Co-President, Paramount Domestic Television, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038-3197, send e-mail to:, or call 323-956-4543.  To find out if a station in your area is running the Dr. Laura show, connect to or call Paramount.

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