Pro-Abortion Group Endorses Simpson for Indiana Governor

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 24, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion Group Endorses Simpson for Indiana Governor

by Paul Nowak Staff Writer
August 24, 2003

Indianapolis, IN ( — Pro-abortion group EMILY’s list has announced it is endorsing pro-abortion state Senator Vi Simpson (D-Ellettsville) in Indiana’s 2004 governor’s race.

EMILY’s List, the national organization dedicated to electing pro-abortion Democratic women, announced its endorsement in a press release. Members of the group will contribute financial donations for EMILY’s List to distribute. For the 2004 elections, the pro-abortion group has chosen Simpson and five other candidates for federal and state positions.

"Senator Simpson’s endorsement by EMILY’S List simply underscores her radically pro-abortion position," Mike Fichter of Indiana Right to Life told "Her voting record on life issues is dismal … once her true position on life issues is widely known there is little doubt that significant numbers of Indiana Democrats will find it impossible to support her."

In the past 13 years, Simpson has voted pro-abortion on 17 of 18 votes crucial to the pro-life movement in Indiana. Among these votes is her vote against a ban on partial-birth abortions, as well as voting against a state informed consent and a ban on assisted suicide.

In fact, the only vote Simpson made in the past 13 years in favor of the pro-life movement was for the establishment of a pro-life license plate.

Ficher mentioned that Republican candidates Mitch Daniels, Randy Harris, David McIntosh, and Eric Miller all support pro-life legislation.

Simpson’s greatest challenger at the moment, however, is former state and national Democratic Party Chairman Joe Andrew, who also has a history of supporting the pro-abortion movement.

EMILY’s List name is an acronym for "Early Money is Like Yeast." When the group does get involved in a race, it is only in support of pro-abortion female candidates, even when pro-abortion male candidates are the opposition.