Missouri Abortion Advocate Robin Carnahan gets Pro-Abortion Senate Support

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 5, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Missouri Abortion Advocate Robin Carnahan gets Pro-Abortion Senate Support

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 5
, 2009

Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — This week, pro-abortion Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced her bid for Missouri’s open U.S. Senate seat and she immediately received the support of a top pro-abortion group. Ellen Malcolm, the head of Emily’s List, urged supported to join Carnahan’s campaign.

"One of only two Democrats to win a statewide race in 2004, she easily won re-election as secretary of state in 2008, earning more votes than any other candidate on Missouri’s ballot. Robin received support in both campaigns from EMILY’s List’s ," Malcolm said in an email LifeNews.com obtained.

"Now we have the chance to elect another outstanding woman candidate from Missouri: Robin Carnahan," Malcolm said.

"Taking over Republican-held seats like this one will be critical to achieving the 60 votes Democrats need to overcome GOP filibusters and allow for passage of President Obama’s" pro-abortion agenda, she added.

Carnahan will face one of several Republicans that have shown an interest in the race, led by pro-life Rep. Roy Blunt.

In an email to LifeNews.com, Missourians United for Life said that whichever candidate Carnahan faces will face a clear abortion advocate.

"Carnahan’s radical views supporting abortion are so extreme that the first liberal interest group to endorse her candidacy for U.S. Senate was a Washington-based abortion lobby group," MUL president Ed Martin said.

“When it comes to radical pro-abortion interest groups in Washington, D.C., it doesn’t get any more insider than this group so this endorsement speaks volumes about Robin Carnahan’s extreme views in support of abortion,” he added. “Pro-life Missourians should join together to oppose her candidacy and ensure voters learn the truth about Robin Carnahan’s anti-life positions.”

Martin’s group is calling on Carnahan to take questions from voters and reporters on her positions on pro-life issues.

In particular, Missourians United for Life is asking her to take a position on the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” or FOCA, which would invalidate pro-life legislation passed in Missouri such as the ban on partial-birth abortion and many other laws.

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