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CA: DeVore campaign response to CA Pro-Life Council Endorsement of Carly Fiorina
Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate (e-mail) | 4 May 2010 | Joshua Treviņo

Posted on 05/04/2010 2:34:08 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

DeVore campaign response to CA Pro-Life Council Endorsement of Carly Fiorina

from Josh Trevino, campaign Communications Director

Joe Garofoli at the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the California Pro-Life Council will tomorrow endorse Carly Fiorina. I find this rather astonishing, given Fiorina's record -- or lack thereof -- on pro-life issues. It certainly does not stand to reason that the Council would endorse a candidate who has ....

1) .... no record of pro-life activism whatsoever.
2) .... affirmed her willingness to confirm pro-abortion judges.
3) .... demonstrated an ignorance of pressing pro-life issues.
4) .... publicly stated that the pro-life movement is a de facto waste of time.

Unfortunately, this accurately describes Carly Fiorina. If I may take the liberty of providing a brief rundown:

1) Fiorina told a group of reporters in November that she would have voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to SCOTUS:

Source: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34552

2) On November 5th, 2009, Fiorina was directly "asked whether she would vote to reverse" Roe v. Wade, and dodged the question: "The focus of my campaign are the issues that matter to the people of California, and what matters is what's on the table right now -- is how to we create more jobs and how do we get federal spending out of control."

Source: www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=51106&tsp=1

3) On November 9th, 2009, in a KPCC interview, Fiorina downplayed her pro-life stance, saying, "I believe that life begins at conception ... I also recognize that these social issues are not whats on the table today." Of note is that she said this at the same time the so-called Stupak Amendment was a topic of national debate.

Source: www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2009/11/09/carly-fiorina-runs-for-senate

4) Finally and most revealing, two weeks ago, in a conversation to with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board, Fiorina affirmed that she was personally pro-life, but reiterated her support for Sotomayor, saying, "I do not believe where a potential judicial nominee stands on that issue [of abortion rights] is a qualifier or an unqualifier."

She then went on to characterize the entire American pro-life movement as essentially a waste of time, saying: "[M]any, many voters are going to conclude while that is a very important issue, it is frankly a decided issue. The law is clear in the state of California, where there is a constitutional guarantee to the right to an abortion. So why are we talking about a theoretical issue?"

Story and audio here:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/02/MN8J1CP7H5.DTL

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/opinionshop/detail?&entry_id=60529

Contrast this record with Chuck DeVore's. He has a 100% pro-life, pro-family rating from the Capitol Resource Institute -- and multiple 100% ratings from the California Republican Assembly to his credit.

And, I should note -- he has been a staunch supporter of the California Pro-Life Council for years.

The bottom line is that Chuck DeVore has been a consistent fighter for the unborn throughout his entire public career, and he's not afraid to be forthright about it now. He's also been with you at the California Pro-Life Council through every fight over the years. Carly Fiorina, by contrast, wishes to claim the pro-life mantle, but has publicly stated it is an essentially irrelevant distraction to her and her preferred politics -- and she never gave you the time of day before this campaign.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: californiaprolife; carly; carlyfiorina; chuckdevore; devore; fiorina; prolife; soniasotomayor; sotomayor

1 posted on 05/04/2010 2:34:09 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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2 posted on 05/04/2010 2:36:03 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate; Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor; No on Prop 14)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

This DeVore guy sounds wonderful, why have I not heard about him before? I hope you understand what I am saying.


3 posted on 05/04/2010 2:36:43 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Maelstorm

FYI


4 posted on 05/04/2010 2:39:06 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate; Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor; No on Prop 14)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Un-friggin-believable.


5 posted on 05/04/2010 2:52:40 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

There is a Law of Politics to the effect that any group that is not explicitly conservative will be co-opted by the Left.

I believe there is a corollary to that Law: any Republican-affiliated group that is not explicitly dedicated to the idea of individual liberty and small government will be co-opted by RINOs.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 3:28:11 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: CounterCounterCulture

She’s got a bigger checkbook, I reckon.


7 posted on 05/04/2010 3:57:04 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Go Chuck
Bump!


8 posted on 05/04/2010 4:07:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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