Rep. Mike Levin‘s congressional marketing campaign on Friday accused his Republican opponent Brian Maryott of favoring a full ban on abortion now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned.
The marketing campaign stated the previous mayor of San Juan Capistrano has didn’t disclose a “radical anti-choice historical past” that features statements favoring a ban on all abortions from the second of conception.
“This terribly fringe place wouldn’t solely get rid of all abortion, it will outlaw in-vitro fertilization, IUDs and different varieties of contraception together with Plan B. He would allow no exceptions for rape, incest or the lifetime of the mom,” Levin’s marketing campaign stated in a broadly circulated press launch.
Cited as proof have been solutions to native newspaper questionnaires in 2020 and positions listed within the conservative iVoterGuide.com.
Maryott pushed again, saying the Levin marketing campaign was mendacity, and countering that Levin helps abortion “up till the second of delivery, for any cause.”
”I’m conscious that thousands and thousands of Individuals had a response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade that was speedy and deeply private. Now, the talk will happen on the state stage and California will stay a pro-choice state,” he instructed Occasions of San Diego.
“Whereas I’m personally pro-life, I might by no means help a nationwide ban on abortion or contraception. I’ve by no means stated that I don’t help exceptions in circumstances of rape, incest, and lifetime of the mom — in truth, I do help these exceptions,” he stated.
Levin, a two-term Democrat, has stated he’s a “staunch supporter of a lady’s proper to manage her personal reproductive selections.”
Levin polled 48.9% to Maryott’s 19.0% within the June major, and the 2 will face one another within the November basic election to symbolize the forty ninth District in north coastal San Diego and south Orange counties.
Up to date at 7:20 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2022