Leading feminist groups that talk about the need to elect more women to Congress do not mean women like pro-life Republican Kelly Loeffler.
If she wins a runoff election in January, Loeffler would be the first woman in Georgia to be elected to the U.S. Senate, the Star-Telegram reports. Though Loeffler is a woman and her victory would be historic, she does not have the support of the well-known “women’s” groups that call for more women in government leadership. And the reason is that she believes it’s wrong to kill unborn babies in abortions.
“She really is living the American Dream,” Georgia Republican National Committeewoman Ginger Howard told the news outlet. “A lot of people, including her opponent and the other side, are trying to poke holes in her success. But that’s what we want in America. That’s what the Republican Party stands for. We want people to succeed. There’s nothing wrong with success.”
According to the report: “Organizations that provide financial support to women candidates have typically been centered around the issue of abortion rights. [These include] liberal heavyweights such as EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice America …”
Ilyse Hogue, president of the pro-abortion group NARAL, accused Loeffler of being anti-woman because she supports protections for unborn babies.
“What looks like progress is women who are elected because they are hungry to represent women, and she does not fall in that category,” Hogue said. “She has chosen not to do that in favor of achieving her own personal power by attaching to a system of beliefs that actually is dependent on oppressing women.”
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NARAL wants Loeffler’s opponent, a man, to win. Raphael Warnock is a pro-abortion Democrat who describes himself as a “pro-choice” pastor and claims his support for abortion is “consistent” with biblical values. Endorsed by Planned Parenthood, Warnock supports abortions without limits and wants to force taxpayers to pay for them.
Pro-life and conservative groups are supporting Loeffler, who is key to stopping radical pro-abortion legislation from passing Congress. These groups helped a record number of pro-life women to win office in November, and they hope to help Loeffler achieve victory, too.
“I think the wave of the future for Republicans are the conservative, pro-life women, like the ones that were elected this past November,” Penny Nance, president of the pro-life group Concerned Women for America, told the news outlet.
The political arms of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, Heritage Foundation, National Right to Life and other conservative organizations all are supporting Loeffler for election.
Appointed to fill the seat of retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson in December 2019, Loeffler has a 100-percent pro-life voting record. She co-sponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks on unborn babies capable of feeling pain, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would protect newborns from infanticide.
Loeffler also donated her salary to pro-life pregnancy centers, foster care and adoption agencies, and homeless shelters in Georgia.
The special election is Jan. 5, but early voting started on Monday. Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue, a pro-life Republican, also is facing a runoff election against pro-abortion Democrat Jon Ossoff.