What do you call someone who supports late-term abortions? “Pro-life”—if you’re Ed Rendell.

On CNN this morning, former Pennsylvania governor Rendell called Conor Lamb “pro-life.”

The truth is that Lamb, the Dem candidate in today’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, has said he would have voted against a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which the unborn can feel pain. That makes Lamb radically pro-abortion, Ed.

Lamb has used the dodge employed by many a Catholic politician–like Mario Cuomo back in the day–saying he is “personally opposed” to abortion. But in electing our representatives, it’s how they vote, not what’s in their unknowable hearts, that counts. And here’s the relevant portion of a Weekly Standard article on the matter:

Conor Lamb, a moderate Democrat vying to win the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th District, told the Weekly Standard on Monday that he does not support proposals to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the point at which fetuses can feel pain.

“I’d have voted against it,” Lamb answered when asked how he would vote on such a bill. Lamb added that he would not describe his beliefs as “pro-life.”

So Lamb does not have the chutzpah to call himself “pro-life.” But that didn’t stop Rendell from labeling him as such this morning. Ol’Ed’s lucky there’s no truth-in-political-advertising law.

Rendell gave away the game as to what this is all about. He called on “progressives” to support “moderate” Lamb because “Conor Lamb will be voting for a Democratic Speaker of the House.”

Precisely. So Lamb will support the radical, pro-abortion agenda of Nancy Pelosi or whichever equally radical Dem succeeds her.

Ed Rendell Calls Late-Term Abortion Supporter Conor Lamb “Pro-life”
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