Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Horner's credibility is on the line

In response to MCCL's news release highlighting his pro-abortion position, Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner said this via Twitter:
"MCCL misstates my positons [sic], then attacks me. An organization sacrificing its credibility doesn't reduce abortions, it just reduces trust." (Horner2010, May 11, 2010)

But according to news reports, here's what Horner said yesterday (emphases added):
"While saying that others could affix the labels of 'pro-choice' or 'pro-life,' Horner spoke of reducing the number of abortions -- comprehensive sex education, including abstinence-based -- and said as governor he would not have signed the Woman's Right to Know abortion provision." (T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter)

"He [Horner] said it's up to the U.S. Supreme Court or Congress, not a governor, to decide whether abortion is legal." (Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press)

"Horner also said he ... would continue to allow public funding of abortions." (Tom Scheck, MPR News Q)
And that's exactly what we reported in our press release. The facts are what they are. As MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach put it, "If a candidate opposes Woman's Right to Know and wants to force taxpayers to buy other people's abortions, he is clearly not 'in the middle' on the abortion issue—he is pro-abortion."

(HT: Minnesota Democrats Exposed)