GOP Endorsement Equals Pro Life In Pa. — The once respected Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation has baldly revealed itself to be a mere arm of the Republican Party Establishment.
Earlier we noted that it sent a letter to the pro lifers on its mailing list in the 165th State House District saying I am writing to let you know that it is important to vote to re-elect Alex Charlton as State Representative in the Republican Primary on Tuesday, May 15 . . . It is vital we stand with Alex Charlton on Tuesday May 15 and Make sure that you go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15 and vote for Alex . . .
Charlton is the incumbent who has shown himself indifferent, if not hostile, to the concerns of pro life people.
Especially damning in the letter were the words His Democrat opponent has an extreme pro-abortion position and would vote to reverse the many pro-life gains we have had in Pennsylvania.
Um, he doesn’t have a Democrat opponent. His opponent in the Republican primary is Regina Scheerer who is a consistent and sincere pro lifer along with being an anti-corruption activist.
For some reason this pro life group — excuse me, Republican establishment group — felt the need to dissemble.
Now, we learn they have also endorsed Jeff Bartos for lieutenant governor. Bartos is the guy who supported Planned Parenthood board member Scott Zelov for Montgomery County Commissioner in 2015. He’s the guy who created a ballot leaving off the name of outspoken pro-lifer Joe Gale in that general election. He’s the guy who will not raise a finger to protect the unborn.
Of course, he’s also the guy with the party connections so that means he’s the guy who gets Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation support.
And, like Charlton, Bartos is using it for cover.