Lujan Grisham Campaign Calls on Opponent to Clarify Stance on Abortion
Indiana Candidate Outrages Women with Statement on Rape
ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic Congressional Nominee Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign is calling on her opponent to tell voters whether she agrees with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s outrageous statement about rape and abortion at a debate Tuesday.
This is what Mourdock, who is running for the Senate in Indiana and has been endorsed by Mitt Romney, said during the debate:
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.“
In New Mexico, Republican candidate Janice Arnold-Jones has refused during two TV debates to describe her position on banning abortion in the case of rape and incest. She has described herself in the past as a moderate right-to-life candidate, even though she was endorsed during this campaign by an extreme anti-choice organization, which promoted her opposition to abortion in fliers distributed at churches throughout Albuquerque.
Arnold-Jones tells voters she thinks abortion is wrong and life is sacred from conception to death. But she says it is the law of the land, and suggests there is nothing she can do about it. When she was pressed on the issue during TV debates, Arnold-Jones refused to give a straight answer.
“Voters don’t know where Janice Arnold-Jones stands, as she blindly follows extremist organizations and candidates throughout the country who are waging a War against Women,” said Gilbert Gallegos, spokesman for the Lujan Grisham campaign. “Mrs. Arnold-Jones should tell voters whether she agrees with Richard Mourdock and those extremists who want to ban abortion, even in the case of rape and incest.”
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