These Senators Support Late-Term Abortion and They’re Up for Re-Election, What Will You Do?

Politics   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 18, 2014   |   2:58PM   |   Washington, DC

Sometimes pro-life people wonder what they ca do to really make a difference when it comes to protecting unborn babies form abortion. This election season, pro-life voters have a real opportunity to save unborn children by taking the Senate away from pro-abortion Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and defeating pro-abortion senators who support late-term abortions.

marylandrieuSeveral pro-life groups are working overtime to make this happen.

On today’s one-year anniversary of the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, blasted Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) for their refusal to support the bill. The group pledged to educate voters about their extreme record on abortion and failure to support the bill to protect babies at 5 months, more than halfway through pregnancy.

“Scientific research shows that at 5 months, the unborn child can feel the excruciating pain of death by abortion,” markpryorsaid Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “A year ago today, the House took action to protect these children. Harry Reid’s pro-abortion Senate, on the other hand, has refused to move, despite the fact that the majority of Americans oppose this barbaric practice. This is especially true of voters in pro-life states like Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina.

“Women Speak Out PAC is already setting up field offices across these three battleground and plans to mobilize thousands of pro-life volunteers between now and Election Day. We will expose Senators Hagan, Landrieu, and Pryor for their extreme abortion position and urge voters not to support candidates who refuse to stand up for their pro-life values.”

She concluded: “We need thousands of emails to Capitol Hill so the Senate can hear us loud and clear: “18,000 babies’ lives could have been saved this year. Enough is enough – vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!”

kayhaganToday Senator Pryor once again refused to support the current legislative proposal to protect pain-capable children, saying that he is “skeptical” of the current bill. Senator Landrieu also recently opposed the legislation saying it’s “not the norm” for babies born at 20 weeks to live outside the hospital. Senator Hagan’s spokeswoman confirmed last year that she vehemently opposes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

“The House made history, passing one of the best national protections for the unborn since Roe v. Wade. It makes a tremendous step forward as we work to save ALL mothers and babies from the horrors of abortion,” Dannenfelser says. “But 1 year later, Obama’s pro-abortion Senate still hasn’t voted on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This year 18,000 babies died in violent, painful abortions after 20 weeks… and Obama’s Senate refuses to even allow a vote to save them.”