by Steven Ertelt
August 19, 2005
Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life voters in New Jersey don’t have much of a choice when it comes to voting for a candidate for governor in November. As a result, a state pro-life group is sitting out the race and will not endorse either candidate because they both favor abortion.
Marie Tasy, New Jersey Right to Life executive director, made the announcement yesterday that her group will back neither Senate Democrat Jon Corzine or nor Republican Douglas Forrester.
Corzine has a 0% pro-life voting record from 2003-2005 according to the National Right to Life Committee. He’s voted to use taxpayer funds to pay for abortions, opposed a ban on partial-birth abortions, and voted in favor of a resolution endorsing the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision allowing virtually unlimited abortions.
Forrester has supported a ban on partial-birth abortions, but backs abortion in general.
"Forrester has publicly stated that he opposes his party’s pro-life platform, and based on Corzine’s Senate voting record, it is clear that Corzine supports his party’s pro-abortion platform," Tasy told the Trenton Times newspaper.
"By their words and actions, it is apparent that neither Corzine nor Forrester have any intention to work for the protection of innocent human life," Tasy added. "Their position provides no choice for pro-life voters."
New Jersey Right to Life endorsed former Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler during the Republican primary, but Forrester won that race.
Schundler formerly favored legal abortion, but had a change of heart. Since then he has been outspoken about his pro-life views.
"You might as well just be honest about your personal belief and focus on the things you can do," Schundler said during the primary campaign. "I’m proud of the values I have."
No pro-life candidate has won a top statewide general election race since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973.
Related web sites:
New Jersey Right to Life – https://www.njrtl.org