Eck Clarifies Her Position On Abortion, Says She Can’t Imagine Lonegan Getting Elected, Will Run For Senate In 2014
At Steve Lonegan’s press conference on Saturday, the front runner in tomorrow’s GOP primary to replace the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg said that his opponent, Dr. Alieta Eck, first presented herself the party as pro-life but recently announced she was pro-abortion. Lonegan said Eck should leave the Republican party.
The confusion arose out of comments Eck made during a meeting of the Long Hill Republicans last week wherein she said that there was no practical way for the government to prevent abortions during the early stages of pregnancy.
MMM wanted to clear up the confusion and understand Eck’s position. She granted Art Gallagher an interview yesterday at her free health clinic in Somerset.
Eck said she is unabashedly pro-life. We spoke about her work with the poor, her experiences campaigning for Senate, and her political future.
Eck said she can’t imagine that Lonegan will be elected in the October 16 Special Senate Election, if he defeats her, as the polls indicate he will tomorrow. She said she will be a candidate for U.S. Senate again next year should the Democratic nominee selected tomorrow be elected. She wouldn’t rule out another primary against Lonegan, even if Lonegan is elected in October.