Attorney General Bill McCollum thumped Republican primary opponent Rick Scott the other day with an ad accusing the former health care executive of “profiting from abortions,” and now Scott is defending his pro-life bona fides. In an audio clip posted on his site, Scott says:
I am pro-life. I believe strongly in the sanctity of human life. I believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and as governor, would appoint judges who apply law and not impose their political agenda on the people, which was what was done in 1973 when Roe was wrongly decided.
As governor, I would have signed the pro-life ultrasound legislation that has passed both house of the Florida legislature and was vetoed by Charlie Crist for political reasons.
This important legislation not only demonstrates that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life but also prevents Florida taxpayers from funding abortion through the federal health care plan that recently passed Congress.
As governor, I will be an advocate for pro-life issues. I will support a permanent ban on embryonic stem cell research. We should never experiment with or discard human life. I’m appreciative that science has shown that adult stem cells can yield scientific advances. We need to find much-needed cures for debilitating diseases. As chairman of Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, I worked with like-minded organizations in opposing abortion coverage in the ObamaCare bill.