Dr. Oz’s campaign for Senate in Pennsylvania hit another speed bump.
This latest fiasco could change the course of the race.
And Dr. Oz just got smacked with a dose of reality that left TV viewers speechless.
Dr. Oz’s past comments in favor of abortion-on-demand infuriated conservatives.
That past support for abortion – combined with Dr. Oz’s championing gun control and transgender surgeries for children – led many conservatives to question why Donald Trump endorsed him in the Pennsylvania Senate race.
In the latest debate for the Pennsylvania GOP Senate nomination, conservative candidate Kathy Barnette blasted Dr. Oz to his face for his past comments in favor of abortion on demand.
Barnette revealed she was a “byproduct of rape” and questioned why Dr. Oz believed lives like hers did not matter.
“I am so very grateful that our nation is now having a very important conversation . . . I am the byproduct of a rape. My mother was 11 years old when I was conceived, my father was twenty-one. I was not just a lump of cells, as you can see I’m still not just a lump of cells–my life has value, and that was one of the reasons why it was very disturbing when I saw Mehmet Oz running for this particular race, when I’ve seen him on numerous occasions and specifically at the Breakfast Club, saying that my life was nothing more than an acorn with electrical currents,” Barnette added.
Barnette then asked if Dr. Oz flip-flopped on the issue and now accepted that innocent life is worth protecting.
“I am wondering if the good doctor has now since changed his position on that? My life is valuable and so are the many lives that find themselves in the womb of their mother, whether in the womb or towards the end of that life,” she added.
Dr. Oz responded by trying to claim that he was always Pro-Life.
“I was a heart surgeon, I operated on small children, a few days old, and witnessed the majesty of their hearts pounding blood even though it’s ill. I would never think of harming that child, or even nine months earlier, because life starts at conception,” Dr. Oz shot back.
But in a 2019 interview with the Breakfast Club radio show, Dr. Oz rejected the reasoning behind bills that ban abortion after six weeks when a heartbeat is detected.
Dr. Oz also claimed that “I don’t want to interfere with everyone else’s stuff.”
The race for the GOP Senate nomination in Pennsylvania is a tossup.
The latest poll from Franklin and Marshall had Dr. Oz in the lead with just 18 percent, followed by globalist hedge fund manager David McCormick at 16 percent and Barnette in third place with 12 percent.
In such a close race, one issue could make the difference.
Abortion plays a central role in GOP politics.
And Dr. Oz’s past acceptance of abortion-on-demand could move a slice of voters to another candidate and push them across the finish line.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.