Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters wants you to forget about his anti-abortion beliefs

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Blake Masters – the Republican Senate candidate trying to unseat former astronaut Mark Kelly in Arizona – quietly removed any mention of support for the fetal personality personality movement from his candidate website on Thursday. Instead, two months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade and completely upended healthcare as we know it, Masters apparently wants to paint a more palatable picture as he competes in a purple state.

The change, first reported by BNC Newswas noted after the Masters posted an ad using the medically impossible term “partial birth abortion” to explain his anti-abortion position as “of common sense”, while saying that the opinions of his opponent were too “extreme”. (Again, terms like “partial birth abortion » are not medical terms; they are used to perform abortions seem shabby and dangerous for patients. Abortion is an incredibly safe medical procedure.) Following the announcement, Masters’ country launched a new version of its website that included “rewriting or removing five of its six positions,” according to NBC News.

Masters’ website previously said he supported “a federal personality law (ideally a constitutional amendment) that recognizes unborn babies are human beings who cannot be killed.” His past support for the Fetal Personality Identity Amendment is currently absent from his website. Now, the Masters website partially reads, “I believe that Roe vs. Wade was a bad decision, and Dobbs returned power where it belongs: to the state legislatures and to the people”.

mastery won the Republican Senate primary earlier this month, easily beating its closest opponent by nearly 100,000 votes. However, with only 40% of the vote, Masters was not the first choice of a majority of Republican voters. It is not so surprising that a Republican candidate, supported by Donald Trump, supported an amendment on fetal personality. What is surprising is that Masters is apparently stepping back from this position while Arizona has already passed a law implementing fetal personality. The 2021 state law, which says that a person exists from fertilization, is currently blocked by a federal judge.

So why would Masters back down now? It may be because a pro-abortion vote in Kansas experienced a landslide victory this week, thanks to voters. This may be because a recent survey revealed that seven out of 10 Americans want to vote on abortion, with more than half saying they would vote for its legalization. And the people who vote to protect access to abortion are certainly not what the conservative crackpots imagined when they said, “LLet’s send abortion back to the United States.

Abortion is extremely popular. Bodily autonomy is a winning issueeven (and I would say above all) in swing neighborhoods. For years people thought that abortion couldn’t be done away with; they assumed would have to be slowly hacked, and only in these southern states, anyway. The last two months – and the last year of six-week bans – have shown people what is possible.

Masters don’t need to stare into a crystal ball to see that being anti-abortion is a political liability in the coming semesters. But I’d bet my credit card debt that don’t mean his personal views have changed.

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