By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Answer: The Pennsylvania Gubernatorial debate.
Question: What do Pennsylvania voters need to watch in order to know where the candidates for Governor stand on abortion?
“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek will be posing questions to the two major party candidates for Pennsylvania Governor at a highly-anticipated debate Monday night. The televised showdown pits pro-abortion Governor Tom Wolf—a former Planned Parenthood clinic escort—against pro-life former state Senator Scott Wagner.
If Trebek does his homework–and, as a life-long viewer of “Jeopardy,” I would expect no less—he will ask about the candidates’ differing stands on the life issues.
The two contenders are certainly a study in contrasts. Wolf vetoed Pennsylvania’s popular ban on grisly dismemberment abortions. He opposes a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion—even though the vast majority of Americans support such a ban. And he is prepared to strike a blow against disability rights with a threatened veto of the Commonwealth’s Down Syndrome Protection Act.
Wagner has the complete opposite view of abortion and its harmful effects. He supported the ban on gruesome dismemberment abortions, where a baby is torn limb by limb from a mother’s womb. He opposes taxpayer funding of abortions, and supports the Down Syndrome Protection Act.
The “Jeopardy” debate is the only scheduled debate between the two candidates. That makes it must-see TV for Pennsylvania voters, who will head to the polls November 6th.