Deep in the districts of Pennsylvania, preparation for the midterm races are underway and all eyes are on the Governor’s race. Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf is strongly pro-abortion, and Republican challenger Scott Wagner is apologetically pro-life. Let’s take a look at what Governor Wolf has done in office to support Planned Parenthood:
Governor Wolf has the full backing of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortion. So far in 2018, Planned Parenthood’s Pennsylvania PAC has donated $26,500 to Wolf’s campaign. Wolf’s outspoken support of Planned Parenthood has appealed to people who are pro-abortion; in fact, they are spending $1.5 million towards his re-election campaign. Planned Parenthood supports Wolf’s expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, which reaches more than 700,000 people.
As reLOVE founder Purity Thomas says, “In order to build a better pro-life America, Planned Parenthood NEEDS to go.”
Wolf’s voting record shows he is willing to back Planned Parenthood. In December of 2017, he vetoed a bill which banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and chose to call the bill a “vile assault on women’s ability to make their own decisions about their own healthcare.”
In contrast, his Republican challenger Scott Wagner is pro-life. Last year, he spoke out against Wolf, claiming Wolf was a “puppet of Planned Parenthood.”
Wolf is one of Pennsylvania’s leading apologists for abortion. He also said he would veto the Down Syndrome Protection Act. Thankfully, the bill passed by a veto-proof majority.
Now President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court, the conversation of overturning Roe v. Wade has become more mainstream.
The contrast between the two candidates is crystal clear. One supports promoting life, and the other believes life is subject to convenience — a pro-life candidate verses a solid pro-abortion candidate.
Ultimately, it’s up for the voters. Will Pennsylvania turn pro-life? The lives of thousands of preborn children are at the hands of the constituents of Pennsylvania.
Ella is a 15-year-old conservative who has a passion for the unborn. She contributes to the Human Defense Initiative, Lone Conservative and also operates her YAL Chapter's social media accounts.