By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
The two Pennsylvania candidates vying for the U.S. Senate this year are a study in contrasts, as far as their positions on the life issues are concerned.
Congressman Lou Barletta, a Republican, has a 100% pro-life voting record. He supports a ban on taxpayer funding of organizations that perform abortions, such as the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. He supported the Supreme Court nominations of strict constructionists Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. He also supported the repeal of anti-life Obamacare.
Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Bob Casey’s pro-life record in the 115th Congress is 20%. Casey also opposed the Supreme Court nomination of Gorsuch. In addition, he opposed the repeal of the anti-life Obamacare health care plan.
Pennsylvania voters will head to the polls Nov. 6.