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Patricia Ireland featured on robo calls calling Crist anti-abortion zealot



A Democratic friend in Tallahassee received a robo call this weekend with former National Organization for Women president Partricia Ireland bashing Charlie Crist as an enemy of reproductive rights. Meanwhile, Buddy Nevins reports that the same calls paid for by Nan Rich are hitting Democratic homes in Broward County.

“For too long, Charlie Crist led the pack of Republicans waging war on women,” Ireland said. “…He blocked reproductive choice for too long.”

She claimed that when the former Republican Crist was governor, he proclaimed, “I’m pro life, pro-Republican.”

It's true Crist often calls himself "pro-life," but that's meaningless Crist-speak; It means he prefers life over the alterntative. His actual record in governing was to consistently oppose abortion restrictions, though, being Charlie Crist, his rhetoric while campaigning as been all over the map on the issue.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:54pm]


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