Republican Governor Flips On Pro-Life Supporters

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( – In an interview with the New York Times, Maryland’s former Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, revealed he would support codifying abortion protections offered by Roe v. Wade.

Hogan, who is currently courting Democratic voters against Democrat Angela Alsobrooks, an Executive for Prince George’s County, described himself as “pro-choice” in the interview.

Hogan and Alsobrooks are battling for Maryland’s open Senate seat.

In the interview published on Thursday, Hogan proclaimed that he supports “restoring Roe as the law of the land,” adding he would “continue to protect” women’s rights to make decisions about their reproduction.

However, in March, before securing the GOP’s nomination for the Senate seat, the former Governor wouldn’t commit to supporting legislation intended to codify the right to an abortion.

Instead, he insisted he wouldn’t vote for a federal abortion ban, but would not give a definitive answer about how he would vote on legislation to codify Roe v. Wade.

In the interview with the New York Times, however, Hogan declared Maryland voters could “trust” that he’d protect abortion rights if given the Senate seat — putting him at odds with most of the GOP’s stance on abortion.

He added that as Governor, he’d “protected these rights before,” and would do the same in the Senate by “supporting a bipartisan compromise” to make Roe the “law of the land.”

When asked whether he considered himself “pro-choice” or “pro-life,” Hogan declared he is “pro-choice” as he supports a woman’s right to decide for herself what to do with a pregnancy.

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