By Michael P. McDonald, Catholic League communications director
No lie told by Senator Elizabeth Warren will ever top her effort to pass herself off as a Native American; however, her claim that she is pro-choice is a close second. While she may present herself as a champion of women’s rights, Warren does not believe they have a “right to choose.” In her rhetoric, voting record, and zeal for targeting pregnancy resource centers, she reveals a deep conviction that abortion is the only option.
Ever since the leak of the Dobbs v. Jackson draft opinion on May 2, 2022, Warren has taken to the warpath. Without missing a beat, Warren immediately took to Twitter declaring, “It’s time for the millions who support the Constitution and abortion rights to stand up and make their voices heard.”
Notice that she does not call on people who support a “right to choose.” Her entire Twitter profile is littered with her bombastic defense of abortion, but a keen observer would discover that she almost never mentions a woman’s “right to choose.” Any time she talks about this issue, she often talks about abortion but gives scant mention of “choice.”
That is because, in her mind, there is no choice. The decision has been preordained. She does not believe there could ever be an alternative to abortion.
Warren’s enthusiasm for abortion is not just limited to her bellicose rhetoric. Her voting record exposes an unadulterated lust for abortion.
In 2016, Warren earned a 100 percent voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice America. Again in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, NARAL’s most recent scorecard, Warren earned 100 percent each time.
It is not just NARAL that gives Warren top marks. Planned Parenthood Action Fund has also recognized her commitment to the pro-abortion cause. She earned a lifetime score of 100 percent.
While Warren is a consistent pro-abortion vote, her opposition to the pro-life side is equally unfaltering. Warren has received poor scores from the National Right to Life Committee. In the 114th, 115th, 116th, and 117th Congresses, Warren earned a zero percent score.
While Warren’s rhetoric and voting record clearly show a zeal for abortion, her monomaniacal obsession with targeting pregnancy resource centers demonstrates how little she actually cares about giving women a choice.
On September 19, Warren, along with six of her Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Heartbeat International suggesting the pregnancy resource center might use patient information to turn expecting mothers over to the authorities. While Heartbeat International only provides world class care to pregnant women, Warren accused the organization of “luring pregnant people…to affiliate [crisis pregnancy center] facilities by using a variety of false and misleading tactics.”
Repeatedly, Warren has railed against pregnancy resource centers. On August 5, she gave a speech from the Senate Floor to call for a “crackdown on deceptive and misleading practices used by many crisis pregnancy centers.” Prior to this, on June 23, Warren introduced legislation that would direct the Federal Trade Commission to issue rules to prohibit “deceptive or misleading advertising” and collect penalties from pregnancy resource centers.
While Warren was speaking and acting with naked hostility to pregnancy resource centers, pro-abortion fanatics attacked approximately 70 of them. It might be a stretch to say that Warren directly inspired these attacks; nevertheless, she helped set a tone that encouraged radicals to vandalize and firebomb these centers.
Ultimately, Warren’s animosity for pregnancy resource centers, along with her voting record and rhetoric, stem from her belief that women should not have a choice. She does not see abortion as one option, but rather it is a predetermined decision.
She is, without a doubt, the most anti-choice member of the United States Senate.