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Sen. Landrieu Continues to Mislead Louisiana Citizens

by | Dec 2, 2014


Pro-abortion Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)

Pro-abortion Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.)

The following is a statement from Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper in response to Sen. Mary Landrieu’s stated position on abortion during Monday night’s Senate debate:

“During tonight’s debate Sen. Landrieu said she does not support abortion, believes it is tragic and thinks abortion in almost every case is immoral. She most emphatically stated her opposition to abortion and said her label as a pro-choice senator is not very accurate, but she falls under that label because she does not believe the government should be making these decisions.

“Sen. Landrieu has once again misled the citizens of Louisiana with her double standard on this issue. If Sen. Landrieu believes abortion is immoral and tragic, then we have to assume it is because she believes abortion is the unjust destruction of an innocent human life. But if she believes this how can she in good conscience turn around and say she does not want the government to be involved and protect these innocent lives?

“Her position is incredibly inconsistent. If you are truly opposed to abortion, then you should want to take the necessary steps to stop the tragedy. But her voting record has made the unborn child more vulnerable to abortion. As Congressman Bill Cassidy rightly pointed out, Sen. Landrieu has a 0% pro-life voting record since re-election according to National Right to Life statistics.

“Out of 16 votes that were important to the protection of these little human lives, Sen. Landrieu voted against the pro-life position every time. That does not sound like someone who believes abortion is tragic. Instead, her votes make us believe she supports the abortion industry.

“And tonight, while admitting that the unborn child after 20 weeks is fragile, she held to her position opposing the legislation protecting the unborn child at 20 weeks from the pain of abortion. The fragile state of these babies is exactly why we must pass this legislation. It is outrageous that a person who believe abortion is immoral would stand in the way of common-sense laws that would stop the horrendous practice of late abortion.

“Sen. Landrieu knows Louisiana is pro-life. Because of this, she must run from her own voting record that has helped the abortion industry destroy more innocent lives. She wants us to believe one thing during election time, then she turns around and does the opposite in Washington DC.

“She needs to be reminded that actions speak louder than words. If she truly opposes the tragedy of abortion, we call on her to renounce her past votes and to apologize to the citizens of Louisiana for helping further this unspeakable tragedy. With that action, we can move forward and act to both promote adoption and bring an end to the tragedy of abortion.”

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