Senate candidate Herschel Walker promised Georgia voters that he will vote to protect unborn babies from abortion without exceptions during a campaign event Wednesday.
Walker, a former professional football player, is running for the Republican nomination in the Georgia primary on Tuesday. If he wins, he will challenge pro-abortion Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in November.
Newsmax reports Walker promised to vote pro-life without exceptions in an interview with reporters last week after a Macon, Georgia campaign event.
“There’s no exception in my mind,” he said when asked about cases of rape and incest. “Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”
The Republican candidate said he believes children conceived in horrible circumstances still have worth and potential.
“You never know what a child is going to become,” Walker said. “And I’ve seen some people, they’ve had some tough times, but I always said, ‘No matter what, tough times make tough people.’”
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Walker is leading in the polls and appears likely to win the primary, according to CNN.
Recently, he received an endorsement from the National Right to Life Committee.
“Herschel Walker will be a most effective champion for unborn babies and their mothers in Washington and he has demonstrated the passion and perseverance it takes to win the critically important Georgia Senate race,” NRLC president Carol Tobias said.
Tobias contrasted Walker’s strong pro-life stance with that of Warnock, who currently holds the Senate seat.
“Georgia deserves a pro-life senator like Herschel Walker who is committed to building a culture of life,” she said. “Walker’s stance for life stands in stark contrast to the out-of-touch record of Warnock who supports abortion for any reason until birth.”
Warnock, a self-proclaimed “pro-choice pastor,” recently voted for legislation that would force states to allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. He has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record, according to NRLC.
In contrast, Herschel Walker has spoken publicly about his conservative pro-life beliefs for years. In September, he said he is running for U.S. Senate “because I love America. And I’ve got to fight for America. It is time for us to stop wondering what we’re going to do but do it because what we’ve got now.” Walker is a former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner.