New Bill McCollum mailer hits Rick Scott on abortion
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum is trying to rip Rick Scott pro-life cred by noting that some of the hospitals acquired and operated by Rick Scott's former company, Columbia/HCA, performed abortions.
Scott Spokewoman Jennifer Baker: “So Bill McCollum takes campaign contributions from lobbyists for Planned Parenthood yet now attacks about abortion. What hypocrisy. “The truth is, Rick is 100% pro-life and supports overturning of Roe v. Wade. Unlike Bill McCollum, Rick would sign a lifetime ban on embryonic stem cell research. No true defender of the unborn believes in discarding human embryos yet this is Mr. McCollum's position.
“ HCA abided by all conscience clauses including with hospitals that had Catholic, Baptist and other religious affiliations. HCA even lost a $43 million judgment when our doctors successfully fought to save the life of a special needs child even though the parents wanted the child to die. When a company is willing to lose that amount of money to save human life its position on life issues is clear and self-evident.
“McCollum's latest attack is an personal insult from a hypocritical career politician who is dropping like a rock in the polls. After all, McCollum's new concern for the unborn hasn't stopped him from pocketing thousands in campaign contributions from hospitals that perform abortions.”