Every Democrat votes to block pro-life measures. When it comes to the Senate, every single Democrat is in lock step with Chuck Schumer’s pro-abortion agenda. Yet this fact of life seems to get little attention. Most recently, Senator Rand Paul, a pro-life Republican from Kentucky lashed out at his fellow Republicans after the failure of a measure to defund Planned Parenthood. The measure would have needed 60 votes to pass, and two pro-choice Republicans voted against it. No Democrats voted to stop taxpayer funding of the abortion giant.
The United States is beyond only North Korea and China when it comes to our permissiveness with abortion. A measure earlier this year to join nearly all of Europe in banning abortions after 20 weeks, when the baby feels pain, was defeated on party lines. The United States is radically pro-abortion when it comes to federal policy.
So why don’t we talk about pro-abortion Democrats in pro-life states? Let’s start with the liars. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All three claim to be pro-life. All three have failed to stand up for their supposed They have voted to keep funding abortion giant Planned Parenthood or skipped votes altogether. Bob Casey got a 100% score from NARAL for his pro-abortion voting record. While all three voted to join Europe in banning abortion after 20 weeks, they were the only Democrats to do so and the vote was meaningless without more Democrat support.
There are other Democrats who are up for election this November in solidly pro-life states, but they have voted consistently pro-abortion every time. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Sherrod Brown in Ohio and Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota are extremely vulnerable this election year. All three are completely out of step with their states on abortion. This November these three seats could be flipped if pro-lifers use the issue to target them.
In other states, abortion is a 50/50 issue, but pro-lifers could turn out if they were more heavily targeted. Bill Nelson is in deep trouble, but he will be re-elected if pro-life voters listen to diatribes by Rand Paul and Matt Walsh about how both parties are the same when it comes to abortion. Both parties are not the same. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins don’t represent Republicans on abortion anymore than Joe Donnelly represents the Left. It can be a winning issue for Republicans. We saw that when millions turned out to keep the Supreme Court from being formed by Hillary Clinton.