A new TV ad from Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) in New Jersey’s 5th district smacks Republican challenger Frank Pallotta for referring to abortion as manslaughter.
The ad, “Imagine,” uses a woman narrator to walk through Pallotta’s position on abortion, something the three-term Bergen County Democrat describes as extremist. The ad uses still and video images of Pallotta, frequently alongside photos of women, along with a statement he issued after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision in June.
Script: “Imagine a politician that calls a woman’s right to choose manslaughter. That’s extremist Frank Pallotta. Yeah, he calls abortion manslaughter. He opposes a woman’s right to choose even in the case of rape and incest, a radical position. Pallotta would punish rape victims, imprison doctors. Pallotta wants to control women’s healthcare decisions and have politicians like him dictate our healthcare. Frank Pallotta, too extreme for New Jersey.”
A former investment banker, Pallotta ran in the June Republican primary with the endorsement of New Jersey Right to Life.