HuffPost: “[McCormick] Does Not Support Exceptions In Abortion Laws For Rape Or Incest” 

PENNSYLVANIA — With the U.S. Supreme Court holding oral arguments over access to abortion this week, David McCormick’s dangerous anti-choice record is back in the spotlight. David McCormick can’t hide his record of praising the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, calling himself “staunchly pro-life,” and supporting a national abortion ban without exceptions for rape or incest. 

Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson TaNisha Cameron issued the following statement:

“David McCormick’s extreme record on abortion is a clear indicator that he can’t be trusted to protect women’s right to make decisions about their own bodies. McCormick was proud to say that he would be an opponent of abortion and after learning of the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, he said he wanted to go ‘much further’ in restricting access to abortion. David McCormick can’t run away from his dangerous anti-choice agenda.”

WATCH: David McCormick Supports Banning Abortion with No Exceptions for Rape or Incest 

See Below for McCormick’s Record of Supporting a Dangerous Ban:

  • When asked directly in a debate last year whether he believed there should be exceptions for abortion in the cases of rape, incest, or life of the mother, McCormick responded only “in the very rare instances there should be exceptions for the life of the mother.”
    • Axios: “David McCormick…said during a debate in Harrisburg last month he’s fully against all scenarios involving abortion, apart from ‘in the very rare instances there should be exceptions for the life of the mother.’”
    • HuffPost: “McCormick has said that life begins at conception and that he does not support exceptions in abortion laws for rape or incest.
    • HuffPost: “McCormick said in a May 2022 debate with Oz that he supports banning abortion with an exception only when the pregnant person’s life is in danger, and not in cases of rape or incest.
    • WESA: There was no “pushback from the McCormick campaign.”