Today, at nearly the same time that Donald Trump rolled out a policy package designed to address his struggle winning the support of women voters, radical anti-choice activist Troy Newman endorsed the Trump-Pence ticket.
Reaction from People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker:
“Trump’s new policy rollout is a desperate effort to gain support from women. Throughout Trump’s campaign and entire career he’s insulted women, spoken out against working women, and shown an utter disregard for the issues that women and families face every day. He can’t paper over that history with an insufficient set of proposals that fail to address the deep challenges faced by women and families.
“In addition to the flawed policies just released, Troy Newman’s endorsement today demonstrates why most women will never support Trump. Troy Newman is one of the most extreme anti-choice leaders in America, with a long history of appalling rhetoric. In a book he co-authored, he argued that the government has a responsibility to execute abortion providers. His co-author? She served federal prison time for trying to bomb an abortion clinic. In a press release today, Newman declared of Trump, ‘No other GOP ticket in history has made such commitments to the Pro-life Movement.’
“If Trump is anti-choice enough to gain the support of someone as radical as Troy Newman, he’s extreme enough to be unpalatable to most women voters, no matter what last-ditch efforts Trump makes to appeal to us.”
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