Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, a former abortion clinic owner, may well be the next governor of Pennsylvania, according to a poll obtained by PoliticsPA. The worst part is that, according to the poll, Catholics approve.
The most interesting aspect of the poll was that it dealt directly with Schwartz’s past work at a Philadelphia health clinic that provided abortions.
“A lot of people have said, variations on the theme, that they think that Allyson Schwartz is going to have difficulty winning the general election because of her work with the Blackwell Center,” said pollster Pete Brodnitz.
He said that when the campaign has the chance to push back against the initial stigma, they win. Of the two issue descriptions below, respondents chose the pro-Schwartz response 51% to 33%. They broke out white Catholics, who supported the Schwartz position by 56% to 29%.
Here are the competing questions the pollster asked.
1) Supporters of Tom Corbett say prior to running for Congress, Schwartz ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia. In Congress and the State Senate, she has pushed a pro-abortion agenda, including opposing parental notification, supporting partial birth abortions, and voting against the Religious Freedom Act.
2) Supporters of Allyson Schwartz say she helped found the non-profit Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center to provide access to quality, affordable health care. While the center did provide legal abortion services, Schwartz’s goal was to reduce the number of abortions by helping women get access to better health care and contraception to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
Firstly, what a crock. She ran an abortion clinic to reduce the number of abortions? What?!
I know that polls run by campaigns can be questionable but the thing is that the district she’s won four times has an awful lot of Catholics in it and they keep voting her in. Schwartz has an abysmal record on abortion and abortion legislation.