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.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Alieta Eck, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Eck Clarifies Her Position On Abortion, Says She Can’t Imagine Lonegan Getting Elected, Will Run For Senate In 2014”

  1. Winnie The Pooh said at 4:55 pm on August 12th, 2013:

    Glad she clarified her position against making abortions illegal, at least in the first five months.

  2. Too late. said at 8:25 pm on August 12th, 2013:

    No need to clarify. She’s right on Obamacare, but you can’t be a one- trick pony and be a Senator.. God knows, the interim RINO, courtesy of the Guv, sure has voted as all the other RINOs, in his short tenure down there.. So disappointing, all of them.. Voting for Lonegan tomorrow- at least he talks conservative.. We are so done.

  3. Guess Who said at 1:22 pm on August 13th, 2013:


    Try to wrap your brain around the concept that a person can be pro-choice WITHOUT being “pro-abortion.”

    In my neck of the woods, the Republican Club members either don’t know who you are or don’t take you seriously based on what they have already heard due to your dogmatic refusal be fair in your blogging. It is why your appeal rests only with the lunatic fringe. Tea, anyone?

  4. Art Gallagher said at 2:02 pm on August 13th, 2013:

    @Guess who. I guess you’re a former writer posting from Freehold who is jealous of the growing popularity of this site and who knows very few Republican Club members.

    I get that a person can be pro-choice without being pro-abortion. Its like being half-pregnant.

    You’re wrong about this site being popular only with the Tea Party. I’ve recently become very popular with the GoTopless community and One Million Vaginas.