During the U.S. Senatorial debate on Friday when Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan were calling each other extremists, Lonegan charged that Booker supports late term and partial birth abortions.
Booker countered, “I support, when it comes to a woman’s right to choose, the law of the land as it is right now.”
However, Booker told a different story to Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) a different story while seeking their endorsements to be New Jersey’s next U.S. Senator.
MMM has obtained an endorsement memo that Booker provided to Planned Parenthood and a completed questionnaire he provided NARAL. The documents were leaked a Google Group which has since been closed to public view.
In the Planned Parenthood memo, Booker said he is opposed to the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 decision upholding the Act, “law of the land as it is right now.”
In his answers to NARAL, Booker said he supports tax payer funded abortions, domestically and overseas, that he opposes laws requiring parental notification before pregnant minors can get an abortion and that he would support federal legislation that overturns laws, state and federal, that restrict abortion beyond those restrictions specifically spelled out in Roe vs. Wade.
In addition to Planned Parenthood and NARAL, Booker told Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE) that he supports tax payer funded abortions and opposes parental notifications.
Booker’s spokesperson, Kevin Griffis, was not available to explain these discrepancies when MMM called this morning.