The evangelical organization Faith & Freedom Coalition plans to spend about $40 million to encourage Christians to support pro-life candidates in the November election.
Pro-life and pro-abortion groups both are investing a lot of time and resources into the midterms as the two parties vie for control of Congress and several key state governors’ offices.
Timothy Head, executive director of the evangelical Christian Faith & Freedom Coalition, told The Christian Post that they are working in 24 states to encourage voters to support pro-life, conservative candidates.
Head said they plan to spend between $36 million and $42 million to reach voters through the mail, phone messages and door-to-door campaigns, according to the report. Already, he said they have reached more than 8 million people.
The Faith & Freedom Coalition especially is focusing on Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California and Colorado – “those U.S. Senate races and then several of the coinciding governorships” in Nevada, Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania, Head told the news outlet.
Currently, pro-abortion Democrats control the U.S. House and, more narrowly, the U.S. Senate. Election experts predict Republicans will win back the House in November, but Democrats will maintain control of the Senate.
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Whoever wins the majority will determine the types of abortion legislation that Congress will try to pass in the near future, such as a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks on the pro-life side or taxpayer-funded abortions through all nine months of pregnancy on the pro-abortion side.
Jason Yates, CEO of the Christian political organization My Faith Votes, told The Christian Post that “there’s a lot of energy on both sides” of the abortion debate, and Christians need to vote this fall.
“I think Christians, especially those who are pro-life, need to recognize that they have a voice and that if that’s a primary issue for them, then [the recent Supreme Court abortion ruling] wasn’t a decision to sit back on our laurels if you will and do nothing or feel satisfied that the battle is over,” Yates said.
He said his organization plans to spend about $3.5 million to urge Christians, including college students, to vote in November, including approximately 15 million who are not even registered.
“When we vacate the public square, when we leave that, what we’re doing is we’re abdicating that to people who don’t share our values,” he told the news outlet. “So in a sense … the regulations, the policies, the laws that are established aren’t representing biblical values. We’re not talking about becoming a theocracy in America, but we do know that our values are good.”
Meanwhile, pro-abortion groups are spending massive amounts of money to elect pro-abortion Democrats to office, including governors who could veto legislation that protects unborn babies from abortion. A new report from Open Secrets, which tracks lobbying and election spending, reports the Planned Parenthood Action Fund already has spent an “unprecedented” amount of money on political lobbying this year. And the abortion chain plans to spend a record $50 million on the November midterms.
In August, The New York Times also highlighted Democrats’ unprecedented spending on pro-abortion ads in recent weeks, pushing lies and fear mongering about pro-life candidates’ “extreme” goal to protect unborn babies from violent abortion deaths.
Since Roe v. Wade, about 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions. The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions up to viability and allows states to legalize abortions up to birth.
Now, because of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling, states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again, and 16 have done so. The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 134,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.
If pro-life lawmakers win more offices in November, they will have the opportunity to pass more pro-life legislation to save countless more babies’ lives.