Anti-abortion Pennsylvania State Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano knows the vast majority of Pennsylvanians support Roe v. Wade. Instead of reversing his radical opinion, as The American Independent reported, Mastriano “scrubbed” his campaign site to remove all mentions of his anti-choice positions.
But that hasn’t stopped Mastriano from doing a victory lap about the news that the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey. In an interview on Steve Bannon’s program today, Mastriano said:
“What happened in ’73 when [abortion] became a federal decision and a federal issue, I think was not constitutional. So this is righting the ship. Instantly in 18 states, when this is adjudicated and finally the last votes are in June or whenever this comes out, this will put the power back in the hands of all 50 states. 18 of those states already have legislation to limit or restrict abortion greatly. Pennsylvania is one of them.”
Mastriano has made it clear previously that he opposes abortion, calling it “unconstitutional” and “unimaginable brutality.” When Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court, Pennsylvanians’ abortion access will hinge “on a governor who is supportive of abortion rights,” according to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Republicans like Mastriano will stop at nothing to pass legislation that bans abortions — even in instances of rape, incest, and life-threatening pregnancies — no matter how unpopular it is.
Without Democrats like Governor Tom Wolf, abortion would already be successfully banned in Pennsylvania. Despite Mastriano cowardly website scrubbing — we know where he and his Republican colleagues stand.