“It’s because of women that we can win,” said Fetterman. “Don’t piss off women.”
A packed rally featuring aides, volunteers and supporters wearing pink t-shirts with “Fetterwoman” across their chests and a “Women for Fetterman” sign above the speaker ranted about Fetterman. It marked the most direct effort to date to appeal to suburban voters. His June Supreme Court ruling overturning federal abortion rights.
“If all abortions are murders, that means Dr. Oz thinks all women who had to choose to have an abortion are murderers,” says Fetterman. . “Think about it.”
“Doctor Oz supports exceptions to rape, incest, and maternal life,” Oz communications director Brittany Yannick said in response to Fetterman’s remarks.
Mrs. Gisele Barrett-Fetterman, who introduced the Democratic candidate, tried to clarify the stakes. This reflects the policy Democrats across the country have adopted since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
“Abortion rights are being voted on here in Pennsylvania this November,” she said.
As part of the Roe v. Wade codification, Fetterman, who had primarily focused on abortion rights and promises against filibusters, sought to reverse Oz’s position amid continuing attacks on his health. . It’s like having a stroke.
“Pretend you want to go to Wegman’s,” Fetterman said, alluding to Oz’s infamous viral video from inside the supermarket. I can say that there is.”
“Sometimes I mutter two words together,” he said deadpan.
But like speakers who preceded him, including Rep. Madeleine Dean and Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon. Dr. Val Alcouche, a former major rival and chairman of the Montgomery County Commission. and Alexis McGill-Johnson, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, delved into Oz for describing abortion as “murder.”
He also sided with Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democratic gubernatorial nominee, against Republican far-right Doug Mastriano, who supports a total abortion ban.
“The dream of Republicans here in Pennsylvania is to turn us into Texas,” Fetterman said.
Planned Parents Southeastern Pennsylvania leader Dale Steinberg said he sees Oz as two-faced and seeks to disrupt the abortion debate.
“Despite the Hippocratic Oath that Dr. Oz would do no harm, he was found calling abortion ‘murder’ at any stage of pregnancy,” Steinberg said. We need Hot Mike to hear Oz’s true opinion.”
Other speakers, such as Dean, ridiculed Oz’s medical credentials.
“With your vote, we have the power to send the TV Doctor back to New Jersey and Jon Fetterman back to DC,” Dean said.
McGill Johnson, head of Planned Parenthood, called Oz a “charm” and said that if elected, he would be “a rubber stamp for[Senate Republican leader]Mitch McConnell.”