Today, speaking at the Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon, Scott Wagner doubled down on his support for defunding Planned Parenthood.
Philadelphia, PA – Today, speaking at the Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon, Scott Wagner doubled down on his support for defunding Planned Parenthood.
“Scott Wagner as governor would defund Planned Parenthood, stripping access to critical health care services such mammograms, other cancer screenings, and birth control from thousands of Pennsylvania’s women,” said Beth Melena, communications director for the Wolf campaign. “But his anti-women policies don’t stop there– he also said he would sign a 6-week abortion ban bill which would be the most restrictive abortion law in the country, refused to speak out against the Trump administration’s proposed gag rule, and dismissed the concerns of women over the potential reversal of Roe v. Wage by saying, ‘whatever happens, happens.’ Scott Wagner has made it clear that, as governor, he would not stand up for the rights of Pennsylvania’s women.”
Wagner “Has Explicitly Said He’d Support Saccone’s Bill” To Ban Abortion As Early As Six Weeks. “One of the three GOP gubernatorial hopefuls, state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, has explicitly said he’d support Saccone’s bill.” [PennLive, 5/09/18]
Scott Wagner co-sponsored SB 300, a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. [SB 300, 3/28/17]
Wagner Spokesperson Romeo: Wagner “Will Sign Pro-Life Legislation As Governor.” “In a statement sent to Breitbart News, Wagner spokesman Andrew Romeo said, ‘While Tom Wolf is being funded by a group that prioritizes abortions, and has vetoed pro-life bills on their behalf, Scott has a strong record standing up for the unborn in the Senate and will sign pro-life legislation as governor.’” [Breitbart, 6/15/18]
Wagner Supports Overturning Roe v. Wade. “When asked about the possibility of Donald Trump nominating another pro-life Supreme Court Justice who would overturn Roe v. Wade, Wagner responded by saying, “I am 100% pro-life, and I have a 100% pro-life voting record.” [PA Dems Release, 7/11/18]
Wagner: “…whatever happens, happens” on Roe v. Wade: “If a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision and returns the issue of abortion rights to the states, Pennsylvania’s next governor could find a bill banning abortion on his desk… ‘It may, and whatever happens, happens,’ [Wagner] said.” [WHYY, 07/20/18]
CONTACT: Beth Melena, email@example.com
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