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National Right to Life Endorses Todd Young in Indiana Senate Race

Apr 26, 2022 | 2022 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — National Right to Life announced its endorsement of Senator Todd Young for re-election to the United States Senate in Indiana.

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Todd Young for re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Senator Young demonstrated during his terms in the House and in the Senate that he is an unwavering champion for unborn children and their mothers.”

Senator Young voted for pro-life protections for unborn babies. He opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion, and he opposes taxpayer funding of abortion providers.

Senator Young voted to defend the longstanding Hyde Amendment, which bars federal tax dollars from being used for abortions in many federal programs. The Hyde Amendment has saved an estimated 2.5 million lives since its passage in 1976.

Senator Young voted against the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, which really should be called the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” because it would enshrine abortion in federal law and policies, and it would tear down protective laws on the state level, including parental involvement and informed consent laws.

By contrast, his general election opponent, Democrat Thomas McDermott, supports a policy of abortion-on-demand for any reason. McDermott also supports using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions.

Senator Young is also endorsed by Indiana Right to Life, National Right to Life’s state affiliate.

“Indiana deserves a pro-life senator like Todd Young who is committed to building a culture of life,” said Tobias. “Young’s strong pro-life record stands in stark contrast to the out-of-touch position of Thomas McDermott, who supports abortion for any reason until birth.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.