Scott Brown’s Daughters Defend Him From Martha Coakley’s Abortion Attacks

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 12, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Scott Brown’s Daughters Defend Him From Martha Coakley’s Abortion Attacks

by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 12
, 2010

Boston, MA ( — The special election for the Massachusetts Senate seat of the late pro-abortion Sen. Ted Kennedy has gotten intense and their battle over abortion is equally fierce. Democratic candidate Martha Coakley has released a new campaign commercial attacking her rival Scott Brown.

Coakley is taking issue with a proposal Brown supported in the state legislature in 2005 that would have supported Catholic hospitals and pro-life medical workers.

Specifically, the amendment Brown supported said medical facilities and personnel should not be required to dispense the morning after pill to rape victims if its potential to cause an abortion violated their religious views.

Coakley has attacked Brown saying that he is anti-woman as a result.

Brown’s daughters, 21-year-old Boston College senior Ayla Brown and 19-year-old Syracuse University freshman Arianna Brown, take issue with the pro-abortion activist who has been endorsed by the Emily’s List pro-abortion group for the Senate seat.

"My dad would always stand up for the rights and needs of rape victims, and he’s kind, understanding and he’s a very compassionate father and man," Alya Brown told AP. "Martha Coakely’s new negative ad represents everything that discourages young women from getting involved in politics. And as a young woman, I’m completely offended by that."

Arianna agreed, telling AP, "My dad is a loving man who is a father. He is a husband, he is a soldier and he is a dedicated legislator. He is a man who cares deeply and would do anything for the three woman (in his family) and the other women of this country."

During the final debate between the two candidates, Brown defended his record, saying the proposal would have allowed hospitals with “religious preferences” to not be forced to do something against their beliefs.

Coakley has not responded to Brown’s daughters but staged her own press conference together with pro-abortion groups today.

They claim Brown is extreme because he has been endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life, which hails him as a potential 41st vote against the health care bill in Congress that could force taxpayers to fund hundreds of thousands of abortions.

In a recent email to its members, outgoing Emily’s List president Ellen Malcolm was hoping to raise $500,000 for pro-abortion Massachusetts special Senate election candidate Martha Coakley.

Malcolm notes the changing polls showing good news for her Republican challenger Scott Brown and the ability of the race to shape the debate over the pro-abortion health care bill.

Brown himself raised about $1.3 million yesterday in a new fundraising tactic called the moneybomb that has paid dividends for several political candidates.

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