Pro-Life West Virginia Voters: These Candidates Need Your Support

State   |   Marjorie Dannenfelser and Kayla Kessinger   |   Nov 3, 2016   |   4:06PM   |   Charleston, WV

This fall, West Virginians have a momentous choice to make – not between WVU and Marshall on the football field, but at the polls, between two starkly different visions for the future of our country and state.

In the presidential debate Wednesday night, Donald Trump pledged to appoint Supreme Court justices who will respect the Constitution and human life and called out Hillary Clinton for supporting abortion through the day of birth. We need leaders at every level of government who represent the values of “We the People,” not extremists who would render our country unrecognizable. That’s why we support Donald Trump for president and Mac Warner for West Virginia Secretary of State.

As an Army veteran who has traveled the world helping repair broken governments, Mac Warner is in a unique position to understand what makes America – especially in West “By God” Virginia – great. The brilliant English writer G.K. Chesterton observed, “America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed,” a creed that states we are each created equal and have inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For over 40 years that noble creed has been tarnished by a terrible court decision that has devalued innocent lives, but Mountaineers didn’t give up. In that spirit, Mac Warner will fight to restore basic human rights to all.

When West Virginia achieved statehood, slavery was abolished, and between the efforts of the legislature and private citizens, the state quickly set about providing a public education to the children of those freed slaves. West Virginia is still making history and setting an example for the nation. Last year, the state legislature moved to protect babies from painful late-term abortions after 20 weeks – more than halfway through pregnancy – and this past spring, they voted overwhelmingly to override Governor Tomblin’s veto and pass the Dismemberment Abortion Ban, making West Virginia one of three states that forbid this barbaric practice in which unborn children are torn limb from limb.

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With pro-life Mac Warner as Secretary of State, West Virginia will continue to touch the conscience of America on behalf of our smallest sisters and brothers. Not so with Natalie Tennant, who has previously been endorsed by the radical pro-abortion group EMILY’s List, which backs only candidates who will oppose even the most modest pro-life reforms. She is perfectly aligned with Hillary Clinton, who favors abortion on demand through birth, paid for by our tax dollars. Even Senator Manchin stood up to the extremists in his own party when he called that idea “crazy.” Where does Natalie Tennant think she is? Mountaineers are always free, says the state motto. Forcing taxpayers to pay to end the lives of innocent unborn children is the exact opposite of freedom.

The choice is clear: double down on nearly a decade of disastrous policies from liberal politicians, or return to the ideals of freedom, equal dignity, and reverence for the gift of life that made America great once and can again. West Virginia’s voice matters, so let’s send a strong message by electing Donald Trump and Mac Warner.

LifeNews Note: Kayla Kessinger represents the 32nd district in the West Virginia House of Delegates. She is a member of Susan B. Anthony List’s National Pro-life Women’s Caucus. Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life group dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates to reduce and ultimately end abortion.