Pro-Abortion Groups Worried Key Lawmakers, Candidates May Lose Elections

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 14, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion Groups Worried Key Lawmakers, Candidates May Lose Elections

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 14
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — Leading pro-abortion groups are furiously emailing their members for last-minute funds to support pro-abortion senators and candidates who they are worried will go down in defeat next month. NARAL and Emily’s List are reacting to the same polls currently giving the pro-life movement real hope for the future.

Sen Debbie Stabenow, a pro-abortion Michigan lawmaker, sent a plea for funds to members of Emily’s List today in a fundraising email written for the multi-million dollar organization.

"Less than three weeks to go, too close to call, and so much at stake," she writes. "That’s what our friends Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray, and Robin Carnahan are up against right now. Each of their races is a top Republican target that will come down to the wire."

"Please contribute to these women today, and show the GOP that they can’t take our Senate majority," she added.

Stabenow says Boxer, a pro-abortion activist from California, ‘needs your help immediately to break through in the final lap" because she is "far from safe."

She also says "Patty Murray needs your help immediately to fend off a new rash of late-breaking Republican attacks" in the state of Washington, where early voting is beginning.

"Murray absolutely needs to keep her ads running right up until election day," she said of the candidate who is showing trailing within the margin of error in new polls.

And about Carnahan, the pro-abortion Michigan senator says "recent polling shows Secretary of State Carnahan within striking distance" even though the polls indicate pro-life candidate Congressman Roy Blunt has a strong lead.

"Defeating these women is a central part of the Republicans’ plan to gain control of the Senate, and the GOP has made it clear that they will spend any amount to win these seats," Stabenow laments.

Meanwhile, Nancy Keenan, the head of NARAL, says her group is relying on upcoming rallies spearheaded by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to increase turnout and support for pro-abortion candidates.

The polling data is so desperate for abortion advocates that she said pro-abortion voters "need to leave the rally knowing how crucial it is to vote pro-choice on November 2."

"How crucial is it? With five – five – candidates for U.S. Senate who oppose abortion even for women who are the victim of rape or incest, the threat to choice has never been greater. And if we want to continue to defend women’s rights from the threats of anti-choice extremists, we need pro-choice champions representing us in Washington," Keenan added.

She lauded Boxer as "one of the most active champions of women’s rights in the U.S. Senate" but worries how she "is running neck-and-neck against" pro-life Carly Fiorina.

Keenan also touted Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania "who has promised to champion" abortion but is trailing pro-life Pat Toomey in the polls.

And she promoted pro-abortion Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons who "faces Christine O’Donnell, one of the worst anti-choice candidates we’ve ever seen (and that’s saying something.)"

"From now until November 2, we’re educating voters in targeted districts about the threats to reproductive rights this election season and urging them to vote pro-choice. And we’ll be at the Stewart/Colbert rallies, talking to thousands of potential voters," Keenan concluded.


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