The pro-abortion group EMILY’s List, which supports female Democratic candidates who oppose all limitations on abortion, has unveiled new endorsements in four highly-contested 2012 House races.
Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-OH), Elizabeth Esty, Dina Titus and Tarryl Clark have each proven to EMILY’s List that they will not waver in their support for abortion-on-demand.
Rep. Sutton (D-OH) earned a 0% rating from the National Right to Life Committee in her three terms in the US House. Sutton voted for the pro-abortion Obama healthcare law and in favor of taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, embryonic stem cell research and abortions in the District of Columbia. She voted against key pro-life initiatives like the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the Protect Life Act and the Mexico City Policy. Endorsing Sutton was clearly a no-brainer for EMILY’s List.
Due to redistricting in Ohio, Sutton will face Republican colleague Congressman Jim Renacci, who currently holds a 100% voting record on pro-life issues. Renacci carried the endorsements of National Right to Life PAC and Ohio Right to Life PAC when he was first elected to Congress last year. The newly drawn district favors Renacci in terms of party registration, however, pro-life advocates will have to work tirelessly to ensure the 16th district remains in pro-life hands.
Elizabeth Esty, an attorney and former state lawmaker, is running for the House seat in Connecticut’s 5th district being vacated by Congressman Chris Murphy who is running for Senate. On her campaign website, Esty touts that she is opposed to the repeal of Obamacare, the law which contains massive abortion funding and promises rationing for the elderly and those with disabilities. Esty vows to fight back against the bipartisan effort to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. She goes as far as to brag about having volunteered for Planned Parenthood.
Former Congresswoman Dina Titus from Nevada’s 3rd district lost her reelection campaign in 2010 to pro-life Joe Heck by a margin of just 2,000 votes. Heck carried the endorsement of National Right to Life PAC and Nevada Right to Life PAC. Due to redistricting in Nevada, Titus now resides in the 1st Congressional district, where Democrats are heavily favored. Pro-abortion Congresswoman Shelly Berkley, who current holds the seat is vacating in 2012 to run for Senate. EMILY’s List hopes to carry Titus across the finish line in the upcoming Democratic primary. Titus voted lock step with the pro-abortion lobby while in Congress.
EMILY’s List praises Titus for opposing the bipartisan Stupak Amendment, which would have prevented funding of abortion in Obamacare, and for voting in favor of the bill in its final form, which was opposed by every major pro-life organization. EMILY’s list says voting for taxpayer funding of abortion is to “free women from gender discrimination by Nevada insurers.” It must be noted that the majority of Americans does not support tax dollars funding abortion, including the majority of American women.
The fourth recipient of EMILY’s List’s endorsement is former MN State Representative Tarryl Clark, who unsuccessfully challenged pro-life Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in 2010 in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. With Minnesota’s Congressional map changing due to redistricting, Clark finds herself in Minnesota’s 8th district, where she seeks to unseat pro-life Congressman Chip Cravaack. Cravaack has a 100% voting record with the National Right to Life Committee and was supported by the organization’s political arm in 2010. Cravaack also received the endorsement of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life PAC.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life PAC details Clark’s pro-abortion record on their website.
Clark has a near perfect pro-abortion voting record. She voted to:
– Force Taxpayers to fund abortions
– Against a ban on human cloning (6 times)
– Against a ban on using family planning money to perform abortions
– Against fully funding Positive Alternatives (3 times)
– In favor of taxpayer funding of Saline Abortions (3 times)
– In favor of allowing surrogate mothers to be forced to abort.
2012 will be a critical year for pro-life advocates as we stand on the brink of taking the House, Senate and Presidency, a formula for achieving tangible results on the behalf of those whose lives are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.