FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director
Right To Life Rushes To Defense of Their Recommended Candidate Phil Scott
Will Scott answer for Vermont Right to Life support in tonight’s final debate?
November 3, 2016
Burlington, VT Last night, Vermont Right to Life came rushing to the defense of their recommended candidate, Phil Scott.
A recent headline in Seven Days says it all: “In New Postcards, Pro-Life Group Urges Voters to Back Scott.”
Scott has been called upon to renounce his support from the group leading the charge to defund Planned Parenthood in Vermont. Now, as reported by VTDigger, Vermont Right to Life is spending thousands of dollars in the closing days of the campaign on a new postcard that says Scott “has consistently stated his support for some key pro-life legislative initiatives.”
The extreme pro-life group is also attacking Democratic nominee Sue Minter for her endorsement and association with Planned Parenthood. “I think it’s disappointing that she would just go along with whatever the abortion lobby wished to have done,” Vermont Right to Life Treasurer Sharon Toborg told Seven Days.
Vermont Right to Life has mobilized attacks against Planned Parenthood and held monthly public protests calling for Planned Parenthood locations to be shut down across Vermont. But when asked about its support from Vermont Right to Life, Scott's campaign said this: "We have already said all we can to clarify Phil's position on this issue.”
“Phil Scott is running for governor on his support from Vermont Right to Life, just like he has in his last four elections,” said VDP Spokesperson Christina Amestoy. “But now he refuses to talk about his backing from the group leading the fight against Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose in Vermont. In the election’s final debate tonight, will Phil Scott finally come clean about his open-armed embrace of Vermont Right to Life?”
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