WASHINGTON, D.C.— The following is a statement from Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life on the appointment of Laphonza Butler, president of the pro-abortion political action committee EMILY’s List, to the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Dianne Feinstein:
Gavin Newsom has shown how wholly connected Democrats are to abortion activists and how united they are on the abortion issue. His appointment of Laphonza Butler, president of the pro-abortion EMILY’s List, is just another example in a long line of actions that Newsom has taken to push unlimited abortions.
EMILY’s List is a political action committee that spends millions of dollars every election cycle to elect pro-abortion Democrat women. To be endorsed by EMILY’s List, candidates must take a hardline stance opposing any and all protections for unborn children. In previous election cycles, the group has pulled endorsements from pro-abortion candidates because the candidates opposed partial-birth abortions or taxpayer funding of abortion.
Gavin Newsom and the Democratic Party have an extreme pro-abortion agenda that is out of step with the majority of Americans.