Minnesota Governor Candidate Tom Horner, Pro-Life Group Battle on Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 11, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Minnesota Governor Candidate Tom Horner, Pro-Life Group Battle on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 11
, 2010

St. Paul, MN (LifeNews.com) — Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner spent yesterday attempting to spin a position on abortion that could not be labeled pro-life or pro-abortion. His attempts had him feuding with statewide pro-life group Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.

Horner stated that he would not have signed Minnesota’s Woman’s Right to Know law providing basic informed consent information prior to an abortion procedure.

He went on to say that he supports taxpayer funded abortions, does not believe the office of governor should have anything to do with protecting unborn children, and that the abortion issue should be handled on the federal level.

“As a political spin doctor, you would think that Tom Horner could have come up with a better abortion position than ‘I won’t be labeled,’” Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of MCCL, told LifeNews.com. “If a candidate opposes Woman’s Right to Know and wants to force taxpayers to buy other people’s abortions, he is clearly not ‘in the middle’ on the abortion issue, he is pro-abortion.”

At his press conference Horner was joined by notorious abortion flip-flopper former Congressman Tim Penny, and Horner also announced the support of longtime pro-abortionist Sally Pillsbury.

MCCL said Horner joins the other pro-abortion candidates—DFL’ers Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Matt Entenza and Mark Dayton—in seeking to replace pro-life Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Only Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer who has a 100 percent pro-life record.

“Tom Emmer is the only major candidate for governor who understands the importance of supporting unborn children and their mothers in our state," Fischbach added. "All of the other candidates support a radical pro-abortion agenda including forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions.”

That assessment didn’t go over well with Horner today.

In a twitter message, Horner said, "MCCL misstates my position, then attacks me. An organization sacrificing its credibility doesn’t reduce abortion, it just reduces trust.”

But MCCL stands by its analysis, Fischbach told LifeNews.com.

"The facts are the facts: Tom Horner supports abortion on demand and wants taxpayers to pay for abortions," he said. "A candidate can spin and spin and even tweet all day long. It does not change the fact that Tom Horner is pro-abortion."

Related web sites:
MCCL – https://www.mccl.org

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