Pro-Life Leaders: We Need the Senate to Stop Joe Biden’s Abortion Agenda if He Wins

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 25, 2020   |   11:48AM   |   Washington, DC

The two U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia will be crucial for the future of unborn babies.

If Joe Biden wins the White House, and with Democrats in control of the U.S. House, Democrat leaders are getting ready to push radical pro-abortion legislation that would expand late-term abortions and force taxpayers to pay for abortions.

The U.S. Senate could block these anti-life measures if Republicans hold their majority, but the Georgia runoff races in January will determine that. Pro-life Republican Sens. David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler are facing pro-abortion Democrat challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. If both Republicans lose, the Senate would have a 50-50 split and the vice president, likely pro-abortion Democrat Kamala Harris, would have the deciding vote.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said her pro-life organization is working hard to educate voters in Georgia about what is at stake, the Washington Examiner reports.

“We right away shifted from the presidential race when we knew there was nothing more we could do and moved to Georgia as the backstop against every bad thing a Biden administration and the House want to cook up,” Dannenfelser said.

These proposals include ending the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs. Without the Hyde Amendment, researchers at the Charlotte Lozier Institute predict 60,000 more unborn babies could be killed in abortions each year.

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Biden used to support the Hyde Amendment, as did many Democrat lawmakers, but Biden and others reversed that stance and now want to force taxpayers to fund abortions.

Timothy Head, executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, said the U.S. Senate has been the “firewall” against Democrat leaders’ increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda.

“It can hardly be overstated how important it is to retain a Republican majority in the Senate,” he told the Examiner.

Here’s more from the report:

Social conservatives fear that Democrats will expand the Supreme Court to add more liberal justices, though Biden has been noncommittal about the idea, and try to pad a Democratic Senate majority through statehood for Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

“They believe Biden and [Vice President-elect Kamala] Harris are serious about changing the Supreme Court balance of power and adding senators,” Dannenfelser said of the conservative voters and donors she has contacted in Georgia and elsewhere.

The Women Speak Out PAC, an affiliate of the SBA List, plans to spend $4.1 million to educate voters about the Georgia election, while the Faith and Freedom Coalition already has 400 volunteers campaigning across the state, according to the report.

“There are about 1.5 million known Christian voters in the state of Georgia, and our objective is to turn out every one of them,” Head said. “If all of them turn out and vote, then the result will be OK. If only 85% of them turn out, then we will be looking at a razor-thin margin.”

Perdue and Loeffler both have a 100-percent pro-life rating from the National Right to Life Committee. Perdue, who has served since 2015, voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act. Loeffler, who took office earlier this year, also co-sponsored and voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

Their Democrat opponents, Ossoff and Warnock, are pro-abortion, and they have the support of the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

In the U.S. House, Democrats still hold a majority, but Republicans managed to narrow it by electing a record number of pro-life women to office earlier this month.