Ever since he was elected mayor of Newark, N.J., liberals have been enamored with the political career of Cory Booker and have promoted him to be the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in New Jersey this fall. Despite his staunchly liberal political ideology, his conflicting stance on abortion might upset the so-called “pro-choice” movement within the Democratic Party.
On Mayor Booker’s official campaign website, he states that he will, “Protect a woman’s right to choose, as well as her access to birth control; a woman’s health decisions must remain between her and her doctor.”
It seems pretty clear that Mr. Booker supports abortion access for women and does not want any limitations on a “woman’s right to choose” including chastising New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for slashing state funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
Despite Booker’s ardent support for abortion access, he curiously claims on his Senate website under “Strengthening Competitiveness, Ending Childhood Poverty” that he wants to, “Deliver seamless health coverage that starts in the womb to every child, with a focus on preventing costly chronic conditions before they develop.”
Strange; why would a man who supports abortion access openly push for providing healthcare coverage “that starts in the womb” when abortion activists don’t recognize a baby in the womb as a child?
It’s quite possible that a staffer for the mayor wrote the part about delivering healthcare that “starts in the womb to every child” without talking to Mr. Booker about the serious contradiction this has with his pro-abortion views.
If, as his website states, Mr. Booker wants healthcare for every child starting in the womb, then supporting abortion access would prohibit a baby from seeking “seamless health coverage” at all stages of life.
Given that Mr. Booker has two conflicting statements regarding abortion, he owes it to the people of New Jersey to clarify his position on whether all babies in the womb deserve health care or if it’s a “woman’s right to choose.”