Pro-Life Senate Candidate Todd Young Defeats Pro-Abortion Evan Bayh in Indiana

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 8, 2016   |   8:36PM   |   Washington, DC

In the state of Indiana pro-life Senate candidate Todd young has defeated his pro-abortion rival Evan Bayh.

“It is imperative that Hoosiers send pro-life voices to represent them in Congress,” said Mike Fichter, Chairman of the Indiana Right to Life PAC, before the election. “Regardless of who holds the White House, Congress must continue to advance pro-life policies like defunding Planned Parenthood, protecting babies born alive after abortions and blocking the federal funding of abortions.

“We are confident that Todd Young will be a dependable vote for life in the Senate. Among other important issues facing our next Senator will be the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. We need a pro-life Senator who understands how crucial it is to truly vet the judge who may sway abortion-related Supreme Court decisions for a generation.”

Karen Cross of National Right to Life said “Todd Young is pro-life. He opposes abortion on demand, and supports protection for unborn children.”

Todd Young co-sponsored and voted to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), legislation to protect unborn children who can feel pain by prohibiting abortion at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

Todd Young supports the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act, a bill to ban a common and brutal method of abortion in which the living unborn child is torn apart limb from limb.

In contrast, Evan Bayh supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason.

Evan Bayh voted to endorse Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand (Roll Call No. 48, 3/12/03).

SUPPORT LIFENEWS! If you like this pro-life article, please help with a donation!

Todd Young voted for passage of a budget reconciliation bill (H.R. 3762) that would defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Evan Bayh pledged to fight to continue providing government funds to abortion providers.

Todd Young voted to repeal Obamacare, including the provision that has resulted in federal funding of about 1,000 health plans that pay for elective abortion. He is committed to reversing the abortion-expanding and rationing effects of that law.

In contrast, Evan Bayh voted to enact Obamacare, which provides government funding for insurance plans that pay for abortion on demand, and imposes rationing of lifesaving medical care.