Republicans are campaigning on taking away Pennsylvanians’ rights — they want to outlaw abortion and make it more difficult for Pennsylvanians to vote.
PENNSYLVANIA — While Attorney General Josh Shapiro has vowed to defend Pennsylvanians’ rights and ensure they have the freedom to raise a family on their own terms, the Republican Party is obsessed with taking away Pennsylvanians’ rights. The leading GOP candidates for Governor are all calling for outlawing abortion and making it more difficult for Pennsylvanians to vote.
Every leading candidate in the “Trump Primary” is hellbent on outlawing abortion and would sign any of Harrisburg Republicans’ numerous anti-choice bills into law. Furthermore, they all want to repeal no-excuse mail-in voting and add new restrictions on voting. Here’s where they stand:
State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the GOP primary double-digit frontrunner, bragged about wanting to pass a 3-week abortion ban and said he supports outlawing abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the safety of the mother.
Trump’s former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain applauded the news that the U.S. Supreme Court was going to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling it “the correct decision” and has expressed his eagerness to sign a six-week abortion ban, which would ban abortion before most women know they’re pregnant, if elected Governor.
GOP state Senate Leader Jake Corman, a decades-long Harrisburg insider, supported banning abortion before most women know they’re pregnant and indicated that the Republican-controlled Legislature would move forward anti-choice legislation.
24-year career politician Dave White bragged about his newly received endorsement from state Sen. Majority Leader Kim Ward who introduced a “constitutional amendment that would clarify that there is no constitutional right to abortion” in Pennsylvania, joined Mastriano in wanting to outlaw abortion with no exceptions, and supported punishing doctors who performed abortions.
Outlawing abortion isn’t Republicans’ only attack on Pennsylvanians’ rights. The GOP candidates for Governor are also all-in on Trump’s election conspiracies — even if it means supporting Harrisburg Republicans’ sham election “audit” that risks nine million Pennsylvanians’ personal, private information. Furthermore, the GOP gubernatorial candidates vow to repeal Act 77, bipartisan law that established no-excuse vote-by-mail in the state — even though some of the very GOP candidates for Governor voted for Act 77 and now ask Pennsylvanians to vote for them by mail.
“The Republican candidates for Governor want to restrict your rights in Pennsylvania — they want to undermine the freedom to choose what’s best for your body and family, and your freedom to vote,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Marisa Nahem. “While the GOP candidates for Governor fight among themselves to be the most extreme and out-of-touch candidate, Attorney General Josh Shapiro has pledged to protect Pennsylvanians’ freedom in the face of unprecedented attacks from a field of Republicans hellbent on attacking our rights.”