Mary Landrieu: ‘Life is a Gift From God,” But Abortion’s Okay

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 6, 2014   |   4:52PM   |   Washington, DC

Mary Landrieu, a Democratic senator from Louisiana, claims she respect the dignity of human life and she reportedly holds strong Catholic views. But she also thinks abortion on demand funded with your taxpayer dollars is a-ok.

Consider this from an Associated Press article:

At election time, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu always has a tricky line to walk on abortion, balancing her Catholic faith and Louisiana’s strong anti-abortion stances with her Democratic politics and her support of abortion rights.

marylandrieu2The 58-year-old Landrieu has tried to downplay the issue during her long political career, saying that abortions should be as rare as possible but that she thinks women should have the right to make their own decisions about whether to have one.

“Sen. Landrieu believes that life is precious and a gift from God, but that every birth involves at least two lives: the life of the unborn child and the life of the mother. The government should not be involved in forcing decisions that are very personal and essentially family — and private — matters,” Landrieu spokesman Matthew Lehner said in a statement.

So human life is precious and a gift from God? Them how does Landrieu explain her pro-abortion voting record?

During this session of Congress, Landrieu has a 0% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee and she has voted against the pro-life position 46 times out of 61 for a 24.5 percent pro-life voting record. She has repeatedly voted to finance abortions with taxpayer funds, she has voted to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, and she has opposed parental involvement for minors on abortions.

These questions are ones Emily Buchanan of the pro-life Women Speak Out PAC is asking. In an email to LifeNews, she wrote:

The Associated Press wrote yesterday that pro-abortion “Sen. Mary Landrieu always has a tricky line to walk on abortion, balancing her Catholic faith… with her Democratic politics and her support of abortion…”

Can you believe that? Catholic teaching on the sanctity of human life can never be “balanced” with supporting abortion, the destruction of unborn human life. Pope Francis calls abortion an “unspeakable crime” which inflicts “deep physical and spiritual wounds” on women.

Sen. Landrieu gushes that “life is precious and a gift from God,” then votes in lockstep with the Democratic party platform, supporting abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason, paid by the taxpayer.

That’s not “balancing her Catholic faith.” That’s ignoring the faith of the Louisianans she was elected to represent, 90% of whom are Christian and 30% of whom are Catholic, to pursue taxpayer-funded abortion on demand.