WASHINGTON, D.C. — GOP Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate Carolyn Carluccio has been trying to hide her position on abortion despite her ties to anti-abortion organizations and donors. Why? Because she knows her extreme views are grossly out of touch with Pennsylvanians. This upcoming election will likely play a critical role in determining the future of abortion access in the state and voters deserve to know exactly where candidates stand.
“Carolyn Carluccio is using evasive and vague language to trick voters and make them think she’s not an active threat to their health and rights. But her record speaks for itself. Pennsylvanians deserve the full truth,” said Breana Ross, spokesperson, Planned Parenthood Votes.
Here are a few questions Carluccio must answer:
Why did you scrub your anti-abortion position from your website after winning the Republican primary election in May?
Do you still consider yourself to be a defender of “all life under the law” and what does that mean?
You have said you will “apply the law even when [you] don’t like it, even if [you] don’t agree with it” — commentary we saw from the U.S. Supreme Court justices who went on to overturn Roe v Wade. Is that a commitment to apply precedent on issues related to sexual and reproductive health?
Per the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation which has endorsed your candidacy, do you support banning abortion from conception in Pennsylvania?
Do you trust patients and families to make their own decisions about their health, lives, and bodies?
Will you renounce your anti-abortion endorsements from groups that want to ban all abortions, no matter the circumstances?
Do you know that the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians support the right to an abortion?
This election cycle, Planned Parenthood Votes launched a historic seven-figure television and digital ad campaign highlighting the stakes for reproductive freedom in Pennsylvania. Daniel McCaffery is the only candidate in this race whom voters can trust to follow the rule of law and respect the constitutional right to privacy in personal medical decisions — including the right to abortion.
Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.