Rhode Island Treasurer Candidate Gina Raimondo Has Pro-Abortion Support

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 29, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Rhode Island Treasurer Candidate Gina Raimondo Has Pro-Abortion Support

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 29
, 2010

Providence, RI (LifeNews.com) — With major election battles across the country for congressional and higher offices in play this November, why would one of the nation’s top pro-abortion groups concern itself with a race for treasurer in Rhode Island. That’s the question on the mind of the head of the state’s pro-life group.

Emily’s List, which spends tens of millions on races every election cycle, is endorsing Rhode Island General Treasurer candidate Gina Raimondo.

Raimondo faces no Democratic primary opposition for the September contest after winning the endorsement of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. She is running to replace Frank Caprio, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

Barth Bracy, the director of Rhode Island Right to Life, tells LifeNews.com he suspects Emily’s List is backing Raimondo because the pro-abortion groups wants to position her for a run for higher office in the future.

“My hunch is that neither EMILY’s List nor Ms. Raimondo care much at all about the position of General Treasurer. EMILY’s List and their hand-picked candidate, Ms. Raimondo, see this race as stepping stone to some higher office," he said.

What Bracy knows for certain is that Raimondo is a staunch abortion advocate given Emily’s List’s endorsement.

Bracy points out that “EMILY’s List believes that 52 million legal abortions in America since 1973 are not enough. Their mission is to help elect candidates who will use government power to advance the interests of the abortion industry even further.”

“It is interesting to note,” continues Bracy, “that a recent study by the Government Accountability Office found that six organizations that perform or promote abortion received at least $967 million in federal funding in fiscal years 2002 through 2009. Do EMILY’s List and Ms. Raimondo believe the abortion industry needs even more of our tax dollars?”

He said the Rhode Island pro-life group strongly opposes Raimondo’s candidacy.

"The good citizens of Rhode Island deserve a General Treasurer dedicated to addressing the fiscal problems of our state rather than someone being groomed by the abortion industry for higher office," he said.

Related web sites:
Rhode Island Right to Life – https://www.rirtl.org


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