Pro-Life Groups Make Last Push for House, Senate Candidates

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 28, 2010   |   11:29AM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-Life groups are making their last, final push for pro-life candidates and to motivate and encourage pro-life voters to go to the polls in advance of Tuesday’s election.

Emily Buchanan, the executive director of the Susan B. Anthony List, told supporters that her group is not backing down in face of a complaint from an Ohio congressman.

Steve Driehaus, a Democrat of Cincinnati, who faces a tough re-election battle against pro-life candidate Steve Chabot, filed a complaint with the state elections commission alleging SBA lied about the abortion funding in the ObamaCare bill.

“In fact, it only motivates us even more to do everything we can to ensure major pro-life victories this upcoming Tuesday,” she said in an email to the group’s members received.

“That’s why we’ve increased our television ad buys, we’re on the radio, we have billboards up, we’re sending 2.3 million pieces of educational voter mail to targeted pro-life voters, we’re helping deploy pro-life activists on buses to key Congressional districts, we’re doing targeted voter-calls…we’re emptying the war chest to get the job done,” Buchanan said.

She implored pro-life advocates to join the “battle to protect innocent lives, women and children, from the violence of abortion” by voting pro-life on Tuesday.

Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life, said the response she has received from pro-life voters shows her there are many “Americans who want to replace this Congress with a pro-life Congress. ”

“We’re pushing hard and we’re staying focused,” she said of AUL’s election information efforts. “Strong, continued action from pro-life activists at the grassroots level is the key to victory.”

“If we’re going to send a message to Washington that we reject taxpayer-funded abortion, now is the time. We need to win in November- that’s how we’ll protect the unborn in the next Congress,” Yoest added.

Dave Andrsko of the National Right to Life Committee also issued an encouragement to pro-life advocate to do everything possible in the final days to elect pro-life candidates.

“Five days, and counting. Are you helping your pro-life candidates? I hope so. It would be a shame if any lost by a handful of votes. And, yes, that has happened,” he said. “The news is so encouraging we know the obvious temptation: to let up on the gas. Can’t do that, not when the fate of ObamaCare–and so much more–is at stake. That monstrosity must be repealed and replaced.” [related]

“The composition of the United States Senate, currently overwhelmingly stocked with pro-abortion Democrats, is about to change. Whether Republicans can net ten seats to take control is the question of the hour,” he said. “There are a host of nail-bitters, including (but not limited to) Washington, Nevada, California, Colorado, Alaska, and Pennsylvania.”
On Tuesday, the pro-life movement will find out just how big of a gain they made in stopping the pro-abortion agenda of President Barack Obama and his friends.