Healey: Andy Kim is the Real Extremist on Roe v. Wade

July 5, 2022

New Jersey Globe

By Bob Healey

On the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Representative Andy Kim penned an op-ed that was, typically, long on feelings and partisan buzzwords, but short on facts and solutions.

As has become apparent during his 3+ years in office, Congressman Kim excels at partisan talking points, while doing everything in his power to avoid any substantive discussion.  In short, Andy excels at – and is singularly focused on – stoking people’s fears for his own political gain.

As the next Congressman representing the Third Congressional District, I will be different.

First, let me say that I appreciate and respect the passion and emotion on both sides of the debate over Roe v. Wade.  Like any other divisive issue, the only way to begin bridging the gap is through honest conversation about where people stand and how to find common ground.

Here is where I stand: As someone who was raised Catholic, and now a new father, I am personally pro-life.  However, I recognize the need to maintain the right to abortion for women who have been victims of rape or incest, or if taking the pregnancy to term threatens their life.  I also believe compromise can and should be achieved when it comes to first trimester abortions.  I don’t support laws passed by some states that seek to ban abortions before a woman even knows she’s pregnant.

That begs the question: What does Andy Kim believe?  Does anyone in the press ever ask him, or has Andy perfected the art of simply never answering when asked?

While Andy stays silent, based on his co-sponsorship of H.R. 3755, his unflinching support for Governor Murphy’s radical policies here in New Jersey, and his card-carrying membership in the far-left Progressive Caucus in Congress, it’s clear that Andy is the only extremist in this race on the issue of abortion.

Andy Kim supports expanded access to late-term abortions up to the moment of birth.

Andy Kim opposes parental notification for parents of a 15-year old girl seeking an abortion.

Folks, let’s be honest here, Andy’s position – outlined right there in black and white – are wildly out-of-touch with the vast majority of Republicans, Independents, and even Democrats.

Andy is going to tell you that I’m going to support overturning gay marriage or the right to contraception and every other half-baked lie he can think of to scare people into voting for him for two reasons: 1) he can’t defend his own position on abortion; and 2) he will do anything in his power to shift the debate away from rising inflation, soaring crime, and crippling energy prices that are crushing working people and retirees in Burlington, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties.

This November, let us restore moderation and truth to Congress.

Let’s retire Andy Kim and the politics of fear he practices.

Bob Healey is the Republican nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd district.