Right to Life Runs Radio Ad on Jack Davis Endorsing Abortion

State   |   Andrew Bair   |   May 20, 2011   |   11:16AM   |   Albany, NY

On Tuesday May 24th, voters in New York’s 26th district will vote in a special election to fill the seat of former Rep. Chris Lee (R), who resigned in February. Pro-abortion Democrats are out in full force promoting their candidate, Kathy Hochul.

In hopes of flipping this seat from Republican to Democrat, pro-abortion groups like NARAL Pro-Choice New York and EMILY’s List have invested significant funds and effort into advancing Hochul.

The National Right to Life Committee PAC is currently running ads in support of Corwin, recognizing she is the only candidate in the race consistently opposed to taxpayer funding of abortion. Corwin has received the endorsement of pro-life Speaker of the House John Boehner and pro-life Rep. Allen West. In addition, she has the backing of the Conservative Party and the Tea Party Express, which called Davis’ candidacy “a fraud.”

The text of the ad NRLC provided to LifeNews.com follows:

Studies show using taxpayer money to pay for abortion results in more abortions and the deaths of more unborn children.  Yet, pro-abortion Democrats in Congress want to use our tax dollars to pay for abortion directly and now through the Obama Health Care law, which would provide government funding for health plans that pay for abortion.

Jane Corwin is the only candidate in the special election who has consistently opposed using our tax dollars to pay for abortion. Jane Corwin will vote to repeal the pro-abortion Obama Health Care law.

That’s why National Right to Life PAC is urging you to vote for Jane Corwin.

Kathy Hochul supports the Obama health care law and she’s supported by pro-abortion groups which only support candidates who favor using tax dollars to pay for abortion.

And Jack Davis?  In 2006, he said he didn’t “have a problem” using federal funds for abortion. After running as a Democrat  and now as a third-party candidate, only Jack Davis knows where Jack Davis stands on anything.

Please, vote against taxpayer funded abortion.  On Tuesday, May 24th, vote for Jane Corwin for Congress.

Hochul supports even the most extreme positions of the pro-abortion movement, including taxpayer funding for abortion and partial-birth abortion. Complicating matters for pro-life advocates who seek to prevent a Hochul victory, is the troubled candidacy of Jack Davis, a third party candidate.

Currently in his fourth run for this House seat, Davis dropped his Democratic Party affiliation hoping to court Tea Party voters. However, Davis’ pro-abortion past has turned into a major stumbling block for his campaign.

Running as a Democrat in 2004, 2006 and 2008, Davis endorsed the pro-abortion Obama-Biden ticket in 2008. In an August 23, 2008 press release, Davis remarked, “I pledge to do everything in my power to get them elected in November.” In his previous runs for Congress, Davis accepted campaign contributions from pro-abortion Democrats Charlie Rangel, Janet Napolitano, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and then-Senator Obama’s HopeFund PAC.

Davis has expressed he opposes both a ban on partial-birth abortion and the Hyde Amendment.  As far as Davis’s position today, only Davis truly knows. But as recently as February, Davis responded to a voter who questioned him on his position on abortion, replying by email, “I believe a woman controls her own body.”

Pro-life advocates know better than to trust a candidate who switches their pro-abortion position during a political campaign. Davis declined an invitation to appear in the race’s only candidate debate, stating, “I will not lend my integrity and my reputation for honesty to a forum with two politicians who will say anything to get elected.” In polling, Davis comes nowhere near winning a majority of the vote but has effectively siphoned votes away from Republican candidate Jane Corwin.

While Corwin may not be a perfect candidate in the minds of some, she is manifestly the most pro-life candidate in this current field of three. Corwin supports parental consent for minors, defunding abortion giant Planned Parenthood and a prohibition on federal funding for abortion. She is also a guaranteed vote to repeal the pro-abortion Obama Health Care Law.

It would be a terrible mistake for Tea Party activists and pro-life advocates to pave the way for a Hochul victory by wasting a vote on Jack Davis. The only way to ensure a NARAL-endorsed candidate does not enter the House of Representatives is to vote for Jane Corwin.