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What do Senators Manchin, Casey, and Donnelly have in common?

by | Nov 22, 2017

A need to deceive pro-life voters to win in 2018

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director

In the face of dismal voting records, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Bob Casey, Jr. (Pa.) still claim to be pro-life. In the current 115th Congress, Joe Manchin and Joe Donnelly both have 25% pro-life voting records as scored by National Right to Life, and Bob Casey’s pro-life record in the 115th Congress is even bleaker – 0%.

Bob Casey, Jr. is certainly not his father. The late Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey was a stalwart pro-life Democrat, who put his beliefs into action, even at the risk of alienating his ever-growing pro-abortion Democratic Party.

In many areas of the country, Democratic candidates know they must have pro-life votes in order to win. However they also must appease the pro-abortion political action committees which set the tune for the Democratic Party. These include Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and EMILY’s List.

In other words, Senators Casey, Donnelly, and Manchin must deceive pro-life voters in order to win re-election in 2018.

To deceive someone is defined as “to persuade someone that something false is the truth, or to keep the truth hidden from someone for your own advantage.”

A deceptive person is also defined as one who is dishonest, wily, deceptive, fraudulent, and insincere. Someone who is dishonest is also unreliable – someone who can’t be trusted with their votes.

Are Senators Casey’s, Donnelly’s, and Manchin’s votes to use taxpayer funds for the nation’s largest abortion provider a betrayal of their stated pro-life views?

Are Senators Casey, Donnelly, and Manchin pandering to both sides of the abortion issue?

Let’s explore these questions.

Senators Casey, Donnelly and Manchin have long claimed to be pro-life, yet they consistently vote to allow hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider that performs 900 abortions every single day.

The Senators’ attitudes? They insist not one dime of that money directly goes for abortion.

We don’t care, Senators.

Money is fungible. Planned Parenthood receives more than a million dollars a day in federal dollars. They can use that money to build more of their mega-abortion clinics, hire more staff and do more advertising. As a result, more little girls walk through their doors.

By voting to continue government funding of Planned Parenthood, these Senators are keeping money from actual health care providers who will offer comprehensive health care for more women and girls, closer to home.

Democrats ignore pro-lifers at their political peril.

In April, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez declared that the DNC would only support candidates who support an extreme abortion agenda calling for unrestricted abortion for any reason – including late abortions after 20 weeks when the unborn child is capable of experiencing pain, and taxpayer funding of abortion.

This will cause problems for some Democrats that will cause them to lose elections across the nation.

The most ridiculous evidence of this recently took place when Sen. Manchin appeared in a picture holding a Planned Parenthood sign that read, “I stand with Planned Parenthood.”

Sen. Manchin later appeared in a picture with a pro-life group holding a sign that read, “We don’t need Planned Parenthood.”

Which is it, Joe?

The babies cannot afford to have unreliable Senators representing them. The babies won’t simply lose an election – they stand to lose their lives.

National Right to Life will not allow pro-abortion candidates to hide. We will expose their extreme views of unlimited abortion and using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion on demand. And we will expose those who claim to be “pro-life”– yet vote pro-abortion – putting babies’ lives at risk.

With the help of pro-lifers across the nation, we will battle tirelessly to expose the true positions of candidates on life.

We will expose the deceivers in our midst.

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