By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
EMILY’s List, the extreme pro-abortion PAC that only works for Democrat women who support abortion for any reason, claims to be on track to raise more than $60 million for the 2016 election cycle.
The purpose of EMILY’s List is to elect Democrat women who support unlimited abortion. In order to be considered an EMILY’s List candidate, the candidate must also support compelling the use of tax dollars to pay for abortion on demand.
Hillary Clinton is the typical EMILY’s List candidate. She has promised to nominate only judges who support Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave us abortion on demand across the United States.
Clinton has never wavered in her commitment to promote abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy. While in the Senate, Clinton repeatedly voted to allow partial-birth abortions to continue. She, along with the Democratic Party, has pledged to eliminate the Hyde Amendment so that our tax dollars will once again pay for abortion on demand.
The next president will nominate a successor for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and probably have the opportunity to nominate successors to at least two more justices.
The United States Senate will confirm or block these nominees. Pro-lifers across the nation must remain focused on maintaining enough votes to confirm pro-life justices.
The next Senate will also decide whether to advance pro-life legislation, such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act.
This year, there are 34 U.S. Senate seats up for election: 10 Democrat seats and 24 Republican. All of the Democrats up for re-election are pro-abortion. According to Cook Political Report, only one Democrat seat is currently rated a “toss-up.”
SENATE RACES AGAINST EMILY’S LIST CANDIDATES
The six most competitive Senate races in which radical pro-abortion EMILY’s List candidates are running:
In Nevada, due to the retirement of Harry Reid (D), pro-life Congressman Joe Heck (R) will face pro-abortion former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D).
Congressman Heck voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and voted for the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act. In contrast, Cortez Masto supports abortion on demand, and using your tax dollars to pay for abortions.
In New Hampshire, pro-life Senator Kelly Ayotte (R), who has a strong pro-life voting record, faces a tough challenge from pro-abortion Governor Maggie Hassan (D). Hassan supports using your tax dollars to pay for abortion, and as a state senator even opposed notifying parents before an abortion is done on their minor daughter.
In Pennsylvania, pro-life Senator Pat Toomey (R) faces a challenge by Katie McGinty (D), who supports abortion on demand. McGinty also opposes efforts to ban the brutal dismemberment abortion method.
In North Carolina, pro-life Senator Richard Burr (R) is opposed by pro-abortion former Assemblywoman Deborah Ross (D). While in the state legislature, Ross supported using tax funding for abortions. When she was executive director of the ACLU’s North Carolina chapter, Ross even tried to take away a parent’s right to prevent an abortion from being done on their minor daughter.
In Arizona, pro-abortion Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D) is challenging pro-life Senator John McCain (R). Senator McCain’s pro-life record contrasts greatly with Kirkpatrick’s. She voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and supports a bill that would invalidate nearly every state and federal limitation on abortion.
Ann Kirkpatrick is so radical on this issue that, along with 176 other Democrats in Congress, she opposed legislation to protect babies who are born alive during an abortion (Roll Call No. 506, 9/18/15).
And finally, in Iowa, pro-life Senator Chuck Grassley (R), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is squaring off against pro-abortion former Lt. Governor Patty Judge (D). Senator Grassley has a strong pro-life voting record. In contrast, Patty Judge would like to overturn the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions.
Click here for downloadable comparisons of the presidential and competitive Senate races.
MOST COMPETITIVE HOUSE RACES AGAINST PRO-ABORTION EMILY’S LIST CANDIDATES
Following is a list of the most competitive U.S. House of Representative races involving a pro-life candidate and an extreme pro-abortion EMILY’s List candidate. Keep in mind, as noted above, in order to be considered by EMILY’s List, the candidate has to support unlimited abortion, and taxpayer funding of abortion on demand.
Click here for a list of the most competitive U.S. House races, which are between National Right to Life-supported pro-life candidates and pro-abortion EMILY’s List candidates. (The first candidate listed is pro-life, and the second is the pro-abortion EMILY’s List candidate.)
In 2014, National Right to Life was involved in 26 head-to-head competitive races against EMILY’s List candidates. Despite being vastly outspent, National Right to Life won 73% of those races.
The 2016 elections present unique challenges of their own.
Since 1985, EMILY’s List has raised and spent hundreds of millions of dollars for political candidates. National Right to Life generally spends only a fraction of that. (You can help with that by donating here)
EMILY’s List candidates may have a financial advantage, but fortunately, the babies and their pro-life candidates have YOU.
Please remember the babies when you go to the polls on November 8, and vote pro-life.
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