The pro-abortion group Emily’s List is proving yet again how extreme it is on abortion — not just supporting a pro-abortion candidate for governor in Pennsylvania but an abortion clinic director.
Schwartz co-founded and served as the Executive Director of an abortion facility in Philadelphia for 13 years. The facility performed about 1,500 abortions in its final year of operation before declaring bankruptcy.
Schwartz has come under fire because she won’t say whether she sent any women from her abortion business, when she ran it, to the abortion clinic run by convicted abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.
That hasn’t stopped Emily’s List from going all in on her campaign.
“Allyson Schwartz has an incredible track record of fighting for the women and families of Pennsylvania,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Now it’s time for her to take that experience and dedication all the way to the governor’s mansion, where she will help get Pennsylvanians back to work, protect access to healthcare, and fight for seniors and veterans.”
Corbett, whose approval ratings have been stuck in the 30s or even the high 20s, is one of Democrats’ top gubernatorial targets for next year. A Quinnipiac poll last month found Schwartz leading Corbett by 13 points, 47 percent to 34 percent.
For over a decade, Schwartz was the executive director of an abortion clinic in Philadelphia, the Elizabeth Blackwell Women’s Health Center. Under her direction, the clinic — which is now run by Planned Parenthood — provided first-trimester abortions, as evidenced by a lawsuit it was a party to in 1995.
This matters because the governor of Pennsylvania has the power to enforce — or not enforce — abortion regulations. One of Corbett’s predecessors, the pro-choice Republican Tom Ridge, didn’t enforce laws mandating abortion clinic inspections. That’s part of the reason Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was able to get away with killing as many as several hundred babies that had survived late-term abortions. (This week, Gosnell was convicted of murdering three newborn infants. He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter of one patient.) Inspections would have stopped Gosnell and his staff in their tracks, but the facility avoided inspection for 17 years!
This is the real “war on women.”
Fortunately, Governor Corbett signed into law abortion clinic regulations in the wake of the grand jury report on Gosnell’s crimes.
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But how would Allyson Schwartz, a former abortion clinic director, have handled Gosnell? Would Schwartz, like Ridge, turn a blind eye to the abortion business of which she was once a part?
The evidence suggests that she would, and reveals why she’s loath to sound the “war on women” siren.
Schwartz 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.