Pennsylvania: Schwartz’s Abortion Extremism Noted in April Fools Story

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 1, 2013   |   10:40AM   |   Harrisburg, PA

A Pennsylvania political news blog is fooling readers today with an April Fool’s story that pretends Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz is attempting to hide her ties to an abortion clinic from Keystone State voters as she seeks the Democratic nod to take on pro-life Gov. Tom Corbett next year.

Schwartz is the founder and former director of an abortion business and she confirmed last week she plans to run for governor. Schwartz has a 100-percent pro-abortion record in Congress, including votes against a ban on sex-selection abortions and a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion.

But she is so supportive of abortion she co-founded and served as the Executive Director of an abortion facility in Philadelphia for 13 years. At one point, the Philadelphia Daily News reported, “18 lawsuits have been filed against Miss Allyson Schwartz’s clinic, including assault, battery, negligence, perforated bowels and uteruses.” The facility performed about 1,500 abortions in its final year of operation before declaring bankruptcy. She ran the Planned Parenthood-affiliated abortion center from 1975 to 1988.

The web site Politics PA, in an April Fools prank on the candidate, claims she’s now trying to hide her extremist past from voters. The fake news report claims Schwartz has removed from her campaign bio a reference to a national award she received while managing the abortion center.

From the fake story:

The award, which had been noted in the 3rd paragraph, now gets no mention on her website. Prior to its removal the section read, in part:

“Five-time winner: Abortion Clinic of the Year. Allyson won the prestigious National Abortion Rights Awards League award for people, ‘who exemplify all-around leadership in the field of providing unfettered access to abortion,’ and ‘who consistently outperform assigned quotas.’

“‘Special consideration is allotted to nominees who manage to obtain taxpayer funding.’”

One source close to Schwartz said the change came only after a heated debate within the campaign.

“We kept saying, this isn’t Philadelphia. Running an abortion clinic isn’t an asset to a statewide candidate in Pa. In fact, some extremists argue that it’s actually a liability.”

The source said Schwartz agreed to the bio change but overruled her inner circle when they sought to alter her campaign slogan, ‘Abortions for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others’.

Although the story is fake, the truth is Schwartz is an abortion extremist. o read more about Schwartz’s career in the abortion industry, click here.



One fact that has gone unmentioned in all the media reports trumpeting Schwartz’s ascendancy is that Allyson Schwartz, besides having a perfect pro-abortion record in Congress, co-founded and acted as Executive Director of an abortion clinic in Philadelphia for 13 years (1975-1988).

The clinic was called the Elizabeth Blackwell Center which is ironic because Blackwell, the first female physician in the U.S., was pro-life.

The clinic was not without its troubles. The Philadelphia Daily News quoted a call from a Republican candidate that detailed an assortment of lawsuits against the clinic:

“18 lawsuits have been filed against Miss Allyson Schwartz’s clinic, including assault, battery, negligence, perforated bowels and uteruses,” the woman said, “and even abortions performed without consent of her patients.

In 2002, the Blackwell clinic declared bankruptcy due to diminished demand for abortion and stiff competition in the area. In its last year, the center still performed about 1,500 abortions. According to the Daily News, the center derived its largest share of revenue from abortions.

Since Schwartz left the abortion business, she hasn’t forgotten her past. NARAL has consistently rated Schwartz a perfect 100 score. EMILY’s List, the radically pro-abortion PAC, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Schwartz, giving her campaign far more than any other organization. According to one site, EMILY’s List donated almost $500,000 to Schwartz.

In return, Schwartz voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, and the Stupak Amendment. Schwartz even sponsored the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) which would have erased all federal, state, or local limitations on abortion up to an including the ninth month of pregnancy.