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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In audio shared by American Bridge, U.S. Senate candidate Dave McCormick spouts the same tired talking points used by Republicans across the country who are trying to hide their real views on abortion.  

McCormick’s statements are no surprise. He’s following the 2024 playbook, changing what he says publicly about abortion to reflect what the polls say. A candidate who’s previously said that he’s “staunchly pro-life,” believes life begins at conception, and that he will support moving the country “in a direction where there isn’t abortion” at all cannot be trusted to protect even a shred of reproductive freedom.

Speaking on a Philadelphia-region talk radio show, McCormick claims that he’s not in favor of a federal abortion ban. But in the same breath, he talks about favoring “three exceptions” — for rape, incest, and the life of the mother.

You know who else said they favor “three exceptions”? Candidates like Donald Trump, Kari Lake, and McCormick’s 2022 Senate primary opponent Mehmet Oz. Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly rejected Oz in the 2022 Senate election, and they’ll do the same to McCormick in November.

McCormick says on his website that “we need to seek policies that unify the country.” The reality is that Pennsylvanians are united on abortion — and 90% want it to remain legal. McCormick is out of step with Pennsylvanians, and they’ll see through him this election.  

Full transcript of the McCormick clip:

But my view is I'm not in favor of any bans, federal bans, federal legislation, I’m in favor of the three exceptions. I’m for widely available contraception. I’m for supporting adoption in young families that, that are struggling, and I’m for restrictions on late term abortion.


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