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On a Private Call With Anti-Choice Extremists, Doug Mastriano Swears to Pass Abortion Bans in PA

Sep 23, 2022

Despite weeks of failed attempts to hide his dangerous, anti-abortion rights beliefs, The American Independent revealed that Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano showed his cards this week.

In a conference call to a group of anti-choice extremists, Mastriano said he “look[s] forward to signing” a six-week abortion ban as governor — which would ban all abortions in the Commonwealth before most people even know that they are pregnant.

Mastriano fully supports the Supreme Court’s vote to overturn Roe v. Wade — which only 16 percent of Pennsylvanians support. This is also not the first time he has made it clear just how aggressively he would fight against abortion rights should he win in November. Mastriano has previously promised to sign these extreme abortion bans.

The American Independent: Doug Mastriano says he ‘looks forward to signing’ six-week abortion ban in Pennsylvania

By: Nick Vachon | September 22, 2022

Key Points:

  • Mastriano’s presence at the Pennsylvania March for Life is the latest instance of the Republican’s embrace of the furthest extreme of anti-abortion policy. While only 11% of Pennsylvania voters say they believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to polling from Franklin & Marshall College, Mastriano has consistently affirmed that he supports a total ban on the procedure.

  • Some reporting suggested that, since winning his primary, the Republican nominee had tried to downplay his support for a ban on abortion, which he once called his number one issue during a primary debate. During that debate, Mastriano affirmed his commitment to ending abortion in Pennsylvania and said a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy would be the first step toward that goal.

  • Mastriano reaffirmed his position on a conference call Thursday night with anti-abortion activists sponsored by the Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania, saying he “looks forward to signing” a six-week abortion ban.

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Published: Sep 23, 2022

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