August 26, 2022

Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters must be suddenly reading the room on abortion because he softened his tone and scrubbed his website's policy page to remove his support for harsh abortion restrictions. When Roe was first overturned, we knew it would get ugly. We knew that women's lives would be on the line.

Since Roe was overturned, we've learned the extremes Republicans will go to, and it's not good. It's OK with them if 10-year-olds have babies. It's OK with conservatives if they force a woman to give birth to a headless baby. Even voters in the red state of Kansas want nothing to do with this.

On Thursday, Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters scrubbed his site of extremist language on abortion. You see, it's just not popular to take away a huge voting bloc's Constitutionally protected right to have an abortion.

Via NBC News:

In an ad posted to Twitter on Thursday, Masters sought to portray his opponent, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, as the extremist on the issue while describing his own views as "commonsense."

"Look, I support a ban on very late-term and partial-birth abortion," he said. "And most Americans agree with that. That would just put us on par with other civilized nations." (Late-term abortions are extremely rare, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker.)

Just after releasing the ad, Masters's campaign overhauled his website and softened his rhetoric, re-writing or erasing five of his six positions. NBC News took screenshots of the website before and after it was changed. Masters' website appeared to be updated after NBC News reached out for clarification on his abortion stances.

"I am 100% pro-life," Masters' website read as of Thursday morning.

That language is now gone.

Another notable deletion: A line that detailed his support for "a federal personhood law (ideally a Constitutional amendment) that recognizes that unborn babies are human beings that may not be killed."

Look at this liar lie:

He is so busted:

You can read Mark Kelly's remarks on abortion after Roe was overturned here. The language is not extreme. It's the opposite of extreme.

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