Schwartz Quietly Removes ‘Abortion Clinic of the Year’ Award from Campaign Bio
Schwartz was the executive director of the Elizabeth Blackwell Center, a Planned Parenthood clinic, from 1975 to 1988 prior to entering elected office.
The award, which had been noted in the 3rd paragraph, now gets no mention on her website. Prior to its removal the section read, in part:
“Five-time winner: Abortion Clinic of the Year. Allyson won the prestigious National Abortion Rights Awards League award for people, ‘who exemplify all-around leadership in the field of providing unfettered access to abortion,’ and ‘who consistently outperform assigned quotas.’
“‘Special consideration is allotted to nominees who manage to obtain taxpayer funding.’”
One source close to Schwartz said the change came only after a heated debate within the campaign.
“We kept saying, this isn’t Philadelphia. Running an abortion clinic isn’t an asset to a statewide candidate in Pa. In fact, some extremists argue that it’s actually a liability.”
The source said Schwartz agreed to the bio change but overruled her inner circle when they sought to alter her campaign slogan, ‘Abortions for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others’.