Murphy questions McMahon's abortion rights stance

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Chris Murphy is questioning his Republican rival's support of abortion rights, pointing to comments made by a key abortion opponent in Connecticut who says he's voting for Linda McMahon.

The Hartford Courant reports that Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, posted online that his endorsement of McMahon is "no longer accurate" after McMahon said she now supports repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Wolfgang said he's still voting for McMahon "because her victory could mean the end of Roe v. Wade," the court decision legalizing abortion. McMahon says she supports abortion rights.

Murphy said he questions what McMahon told Wolfgang to make him feel confident she could help end Roe v. Wade.

A message was left seeking comment with McMahon.

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The Murphy / McMahon election campaign is a farce! All their time and money is being spent on negative campaigning. What does either one have positive to offer? The whole thing makes me want to vote for a 3rd party candidate!
Why does McMahon never refute what Murphy says,,its always yet another lie or fabrication, I don't care about his non payment of rent or mortgage, he made good on them, he isn't hiding behind bankruptcy as McMahon is doing and promising to "sunset Social Security". We can not afford 6 minutes, never mind 6 years of the incompetence of Linda McMahon and more and more, Im sure we wont have to
Next Murphy will be accusing McMahon as being against BigBird!! Murphy's desperate to keep his sweetheart job where he doesn't do anything and doesn't show up for meetings 80% of the time - just like the sweetheart loan he got from Webster bank after he was just sued for not paying his bills and his rent. Pathetic that anyone would want Murphy in office instead of a proven successful Business Woman - Vote for McMahon and say goodbye to another Democrat who thinks he's entitled to everything!
She was ALWAYS anti abortion in the past. In her last run she made it very clear she was against abortion. I guess its more of "say anything to get elected" as politicians will do...Linda the Liar

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