The battle to represent Northwest Indiana in Congress is likely coming soon to a computer, phone or tablet screen near you.
The Indiana Democratic Party buys online advertising in Lake, Porter, and northwest LaPorte counties to promote its new website that condemns Republican U.S. House candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green , as “too extreme” on abortion.
The website – Jennifer-TruthGreen.com – includes an excerpt from a Green TV interview where she states, “I’m 100% pro-life – all the way.”
Democrats say that means Greens favor policies that go further than the near-total abortion ban enacted earlier this month by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, including including the prohibition of abortion throughout the country even in cases of rape, incest and when the life of the pregnant woman is at risk.
“Jennifer-Ruth Green is as extreme as it gets, her policies represent the worst excesses in government, and that’s why pro-choice Congressman Frank Mrvan will be re-elected in November,” said Mike Schmuhl, Democratic Party Chairman. from Indiana.
“Jennifer-TruthGreen.com will tell voters the truth even as she tries to change her beliefs on an issue that a large majority of people support: a woman’s right to choose,” he added.
Green declined to address specific elements of his stance on abortion at the request of The Times after Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the Senate Registration Act into law Aug. 1.
“Good people may disagree on this issue, but most Americans agree that abortion is not a good thing. It’s a symptom of bigger problems in our society, and that’s a tragedy.” , Green said.
“The vast majority of women who have abortions – especially black and Hispanic women – do so for economic reasons. They feel like they have no other choice. Women deserve better. As a country, we We need to provide a stronger safety net for moms so they can choose life, and if they can’t raise a child, make it easier to have their child adopted by a loving family.” she added.
In contrast, Mrvan said he is committed to legislatively restoring the abortion rights of American women to the way it was before June 24, when a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade of 1973 from the High Court.
“There is a clear choice in this election on this important issue of women’s rights – I have a record supporting a woman’s freedom to access safe reproductive care, and the Republican candidate who says on her website that she supports federal legislation banning abortions of conception without exception, which would supersede any state law,” Mrvan said.
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