Sunday, October 24, 2010

Media, Liberals Believe Illinois Voters Pro-abortion

Believing it will defeat conservative candidates in Illinois, politicos are "exposing" the conservatives' pro-family/pro-life positions.

-- From "Abortion Rights A Key Issue In Some Illinois Races" The (liberal) Huffington Post 10/22/10

. . . Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady. Far to the right of his opponent Govenor Pat Quinn, Brady is against abortion even in cases of rape and incest. He has also been deemed the most "anti-woman nominee ever to run for Illinois govenor" by Personal PAC President Terry Cosgrove. Quinn has already released several ads regarding Brady's conservative views, calling him "too extreme for Illinois." This week, Personal PAC "massively expanded its purchase" of television airtime for its ad titled "Jennie's Story." The ad features a rape victim who calls Brady's abortion stance "unthinkable."

In Illinois' 8th Congressional District, incumbent Melissa Bean is facing Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Joe Walsh. Bean is expected to win the district . . . [and has] released a new ad--calling Walsh "dangerous" for his anti-choice views.

Walsh, who does not have the funding to defend himself in a televised ad, made a video on YouTube, attacking Bean for the content of her ad. He accused Bean of using abortion to "try and scare women," but never denied his staunch anti-choice stance.

Even in the 10th Congressional District--where most residents consider themselves pro-choice--an allegedly pro-choice Republican is being targeted for his links to an anti-choice group.

Democrat Dan Seals' campaign released an ad linking Republican Robert Dold to the Illinois Federation for Right to Life--which opposes abortion in all cases. Though Dold says he does not share that view, the ad calls his campaign tactics "fundamentally dishonest."

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From "Quinn, Brady far apart on social issues" by Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune reporter 10/15/10

. . . Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bill Brady . . . are far apart on social issues such as abortion, gun control and gay rights.

Quinn, whose public career has been involved in populist progressive causes, backs abortion rights and supports more gun restrictions, though he stops short of backing same-sex marriage, favoring legalized civil unions instead.

Brady, a 17-year state legislator from Bloomington who has long championed conservative issues, cites his Roman Catholic upbringing in opposing abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. He also proposed a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex civil unions and marriages. In keeping with his central Illinois district, he's an ardent supporter of gun owner rights.

Brady has sought to counter his personal theologically driven views by downplaying any social agenda. Instead, he said the state's fiscal problems are all consuming and that he would largely follow the dictates of the General Assembly on abortion.

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Click headlines below for previous articles:

IL Gov. Pushes for Same-sex 'Marriage'

IL GOP Gov. Candidate Supports Marriage Amendment

IL Gov. Candidate OK with 'Teaching Creationism'