Senator Allen & Stock in Plan B Contraception/Potential Abortifacient
Via Life News:
Allen defended his stock holdings in an interview with the Post on Tuesday. He said he has no plans to sell the stock and said voters should focus on his voting record.
"Look at the way I vote," he said.
According to the National Right to Life Committee, Allen has a 100 percent pro-life voting record dating back to 2001, his first year in the Senate. He's voted against abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research.
According to the Post, Allen bought the stock in January 2004 and the value of it is somewhere between $1,000 and $15,000.
Previously Allen indicated he supported the company because of its work on the issue of breast cancer. When he was the governor of Virginia, he helped bring a company plant to the state, which now employs 300 people.
"I very much like them," Allen said, according to the Post. I don't use their products, but it's a good company that works hard in the community."
Allen may likely face more questions on the Barr stock as the presidential primaries come closer and candidates vie to appeal to pro-life advocates, who make up the strong majority of Republican primary voters.
Kilo over at Spark it Up shares his perspective:
This is a non issue to me. I look at Sen Allen's voting record not his portfolio. I am sure the Webb campaign wants this to be an issue after Webb was outed for owning over $100,000 in Exxon stock while damning the big oil companies with every breath. While Barr makes a plan B pill, they also make a hundred other useful drugs that save lives or improve the quality of life for many people. Can Exxon say the same? Barr Labs also has a factory in Bedford, Virginia that employs 300 people.
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