Pro-Life Groups: Vote for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to Save the Senate

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 4, 2021   |   12:19PM   |   Atlanta, GA

Pro-life groups are urging Georgians to protect unborn babies’ lives when they vote Tuesday in two high-stakes U.S. Senate runoff elections.

Pro-life Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler face challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, both pro-abortion Democrats. If Perdue and Loeffler lose, the Senate would have a 50-50 party split, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a pro-abortion Democrat, could cast the deciding vote on issues like forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and expanding late-term abortions.

One News Now reports pro-life groups including AFA Action and Susan B. Anthony List are on the ground in Georgia educating voters about the candidates.

Prudence Robertson of the SBA List said one of the issues at stake is the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs.

“The Hyde Amendment has saved over 2.4 million lives, and many of those lives are children being born in black and other minority populations,” she told the news outlet.

Robertson said the two Georgia races are critical to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to force taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

“This claim that Pelosi’s making, that she would repeal the Hyde Amendment, it just makes the election just that much more critical,” she said. “If Democrats were able to gain control of the Senate, they would strip away all pro-life protections that are currently afforded to the unborn, including the Hyde Amendment.”

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CNN reports the SBA List Women Speak Out PAC plans to reach 1 million voters ahead of the election Tuesday. Its efforts include outreach to young and Spanish-speaking voters.

The political arm of Students for Life of America also has students talking to Georgia voters about the high stakes of the election.

“We’re calling it the ‘Save the Senate’ campaign because it’s literally going to determine whether or not we can hold back taxpayer-funded abortion on demand and all nine months,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life Action, told CNN.

Hawkins said Democrats also could pack the U.S. Supreme Court with pro-abortion activist judges if Warnock and Ossoff are elected.

The candidates’ positions on abortion could not be more starkly different.

Loeffler and Perdue both have 100-percent pro-life voting records, including supporting 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.

The Republican candidates have the support of many pro-life and conservative organizations including Susan B. Anthony List, Heritage Foundation, National Right to Life and Students for Life.

In contrast, their Democrat opponents support abortions without limits and want to force taxpayers to pay for them – positions that are vastly out of touch with most Americans. 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. Both he and Ossoff have the support of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in the U.S.

A Dec. 29 Trafalgar poll found that the candidates are polling almost evenly, with Ossoff ahead of Perdue by 2 percent (50 percent to 48 percent) and Warnock ahead of Loeffler by 1 percent (50 percent to 49 percent).