FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2013
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Jack McMahon Says He Supports Increased Regulation of Clinics, Late-Term Abortion Limit
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week Jack McMahon, defense attorney for convicted murderer and late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, told FOX News’ Megyn Kelly that he supports increased regulation of abortion clinics as well as a ban on abortion past 16-17 weeks in order to forestall crimes like those Gosnell committed. In light of McMahon’s statements, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser blasted Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s opposition to increased health and safety standards for the Commonwealth’s abortion facilities.
“Weeks of graphic testimony detailing the horrors and conditions inside Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia abortion clinic was enough to sway even Gosnell’s own attorney,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “If McMahon can agree that women going into abortion facilities must be treated with basic dignity and respect, why can’t Terry McAuliffe? Virginia women are increasingly disturbed that a politician who seeks to represent women would oppose such elementary efforts to protect our health and safety.
“Kermit Gosnell isn’t alone. More than 80 violations were discovered inside Virginia abortion facilities last year. Unsafe, unsanitary conditions – not to mention barbaric abortion practices – continue to be exposed nationwide. Shame on McAuliffe for refusing to join the General Assembly and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in standing up for Virginia women. Women deserve better than his extreme abortion ideology.”
Last month, McAuliffe’s campaign was asked by the Washington Post to confirm or deny that he supports “a platform of abortion on-demand at any time, for any reason, paid for by Virginia taxpayers,” including “sex-selective abortion, late-term abortion, partial-birth abortion, and abortions on teenage girls without parental consent – all paid for by Virginia taxpayers.” McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin declined to comment to the Post.
The SBA List has compiled an ever-expanding fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality toward women and children occurring nationwide.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.