Planned Parenthood endorses fmr abortion clinic director Allyson Schwartz for Pennsylvania governor
HARRISBURG, PA, February 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move that surprised no one, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC endorsed former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Allyson Schwartz in her bid to become the next governor of Pennsylvania.
The group's executive director, Sari Stevens, said Schwartz “will be a strong ally in the governor’s office.”
Schwartz served as founding director of a Planned Parenthood office in Philadelphia, the Elizabeth Blackwell Center, from 1975-88. The office provided first-trimester abortions and has since become part of the Planned Parenthood network.
The pro-abortion lobby EMILY's List has already endorsed her gubernatorial campaign.
In accepting the support of her industry peers, Schwartz said “it's unacceptable” that pro-life lawmakers continue to “push for offensive legislation meant only to create obstacles to safe, legal care.”
The 65-year-old Congresswoman, who was born in New York City, has earned a 100 percent pro-abortion rating from NARAL, the National Organization for Women and the Population Council.
She has voted against bills that would protect taxpayers from financing abortion, protected babies capable of feeling pain from being aborted, and was said to be “deeply involved” in the passage of the Affordable Care Act known as ObamaCare.
Her enthusiasm and connections have allowed her to climb Washington's party ladder. In 2011, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Steve Israel promoted Schwartz to the influential Democratic leadership position at the DCCC vacated by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
She generated headlines in 2012 when she likened the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to the murder of abortionists. “I do think the respect for life is something that we were built on certainly in our country and that means, obviously, different things to different people,” she said on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.
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Schwartz is hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, the first pro-life governor since the late Robert P. Casey.
According to Kermit Gosnell's grand jury report, Gosnell was able to operate his West Philadelphia “house of horrors” so long because Corbett's pro-abortion predecessors decided that frequent clinic inspections and rigorous enforcement of health regulations would challenge a woman's “right” to abortion-on-demand.