New York Times Opinion Columnist Slams Mark Ronchetti’s Attempt to Hide His Extremism on Abortion
In a new opinion column for the New York Times, Gail Collins slams Mark Ronchetti for trying to walk back his extreme stance on abortion after the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Collins asks: “What’s worse — politicians passing a bad law or politicians passing a bad law while attempting to make it look reasonable with meaningless window dressing? You wind up in the same place, but I’ve gotta go with the jerks who pretend.”
She lists Ronchetti as a prime example of anti-choice backtracking. Ronchetti deleted language on his website that described him as “strongly-Pro-Life,” despite previously opposing abortion at “all stages” and accepting money from the Susan B. Anthony List, a radical anti-abortion group whose mission is to “end abortion.”
While conservative pastor Steve Smothermon said Ronchetti’s “goal would be to end abortion in New Mexico,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently reaffirmed her commitment to defending reproductive freedoms.
Gov. Lujan Grisham told KUNM yesterday that she will “absolutely” pursue codifying Roe in state law if re-elected.
“When it comes to protecting women’s reproductive rights, the choice for New Mexico governor couldn’t be clearer,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisory Christina Amestoy. “While Mark Ronchetti hides his extreme plan to ban abortion, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham continues to stand with New Mexico women in defending their right to choose.”