‘Trump Cannot Be Trusted,’ Anti-Abortion Groups Say
On Tuesday, a group of 10 anti-abortion leaders wrote an open letter to Iowa voters imploring them to vote for "anyone but Donald Trump," saying they worry about his commitment to the cause.
Anti-Abortion Groups Say They Distrust Trump
Donald Trump says he's ardently anti-abortion. But some of the most active anti-abortion groups are skeptical of his conversion and furiously lobbying for anyone but Trump. “He worries me a lot,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List, citing the billionaire’s comments that he might consider former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as a running mate — or his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, as a Supreme Court justice. Both Brown and Barry support abortion rights. “One has to question how deep it goes,” she said. (Haberkorn, 1/26)
Anti-Abortion Leaders Urge 'Anyone But Trump'
A group of national and Iowa-based leaders of anti-abortion groups are urging voters to support “anyone but Trump." The 10 leaders, including Jenifer Bowen, executive director of Iowa Right to Life, and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, wrote a letter to Iowa voters ahead of Monday’s caucuses, warning against Donald Trump, one of the leading candidates. (Sullivan, 1/26)
In other news, a bill defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio is set to make it to Gov. John Kasich's desk ahead of the caucuses —
The Columbus Dispatch:
Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood Likely To Reach Kasich This Week
The Senate is expected to pass a bill Wednesday to cut funding of Planned Parenthood in Ohio, giving Gov. John Kasich the chance to sign it ahead of the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. (Candisky and Siegal, 1/26)
John Kasich Wins Boston Globe Endorsement
It singled out his willingness to take a stand against his party on expanding Medicaid and voter identification initiatives. And on the national stage, the Globe pointed to his ability to work with Democrats when he was in Congress. (1/26)