Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock is fighting to keep his U.S. Senate seat with a new ad that supports killing disabled unborn babies in eugenic, discriminatory abortions.
The ad also attempts to portray his opponent, pro-life Republican candidate Herschel Walker, in a poor light, describing him as “cruel” for wanting to protect unborn babies from abortions.
The Georgia race is one of the most closely-watched election contests this fall and could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate in 2023. Warnock, who touts himself as a “pro-choice pastor,” has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record, according to NRLC.
In his new ad, a woman named Sarah Watkins explains why she chose to abort her unborn daughter after the girl was diagnosed with a fatal disorder called Edwards syndrome. Watkins says her doctors predicted that her daughter would die in the womb or a few days after birth.
Watkins claims pro-lifers do not understand the “absolute devastation and horror of getting that phone call from a doctor telling you that child wasn’t going to live.” Then she bashes Walker as “cruel” for supporting laws that protect unborn babies from abortion.
“The only way we could help [our daughter] is to make sure she went back to God in peace and in love, and that’s the only decision we could make for her,” Watkins says of her abortion.
But abortions are not the only or best choice in these situations. Healthy or not, babies in the womb are valuable human beings who deserve to be protected from violence. Abortions destroy their lives, and, by the time most unborn babies are diagnosed with a medical disorder, they already are nearly fully formed.
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Second- and third-trimester abortion procedures are particularly cruel. In the second trimester, unborn babies typically are dismembered, pulled apart limb from limb while their hearts are still beating. In the third trimester, abortionists usually inject the unborn baby’s heart with poison and then induce labor. These are inhumane procedures that Walker and other pro-life advocates want to end.
“True healthcare values and affirms every life,” SBA Pro-Life America responded to the ad on Twitter.
Life-affirming programs like perinatal hospice are available to help families of unborn babies with fatal diagnoses, but SBA Pro-Life America said Walker’s new ad “exploits women and families dealing with difficult diagnoses to give them one ‘choice’ – abortion.”
Warnock, a first-term Democrat, supports legislation that would force states to allow abortions for basically any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for them.
In contrast, Walker is “a proud pro-life Christian” who has promised to “always stand up for our unborn children.” The Republican candidate has 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.’”