The national pro-life political action committee, the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund has endorsed Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in the Louisiana Senate race.
The group’s super PAC, Women Speak Out PAC, has already knocked on more than 100,000 doors and made more than 50,000 calls across the state to speak out against Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) longtime support for abortion, abortion funding through Obamacare and late-term abortion.
“Senator Mary Landrieu has failed to stand up for pro-life Louisiana values,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the SBA List Candidate Fund, in a news release. “She has voted for taxpayer funding of abortion and refuses to support a compassionate ban on abortion after five months – that’s more than halfway through pregnancy. She must be defeated. We know that Congressman Bill Cassidy will defend the unborn and their mothers, and fight for the conscience rights of taxpayers.”
“We will continue to pound the pavement until Senator Landrieu is defeated at the ballot box,” said Dannenfelser.
Cassidy is currently a member of the House Pro-life Caucus and has already been endorsed by the Louisiana Right to Life and the National Right to Life.
Landrieu, on the other hand, has seen a huge wave of opponents in the pro-life movement this election cycle.
The Louisiana Right To Life has essentially committed to an all-out campaign against Landrieu, slamming her in the Louisiana press for consistently voting pro-choice and for “politicizing” the issue, citing the report where Landrieu said Gov. Bobby Jindal was supporting pro-life legislation to further his own political aspirations.
The Louisiana Right To Life has carefully aggregated Landrieu’s support for abortion here:
- Since 1997, Landrieu has only voted for 17 out of the 62 pro-life pieces of legislation in the Senate, earning her only a 27% pro-life voting record with the National Right to Life.
- Landrieu, infamously, supported the abortion subsidies in Obamacare.
- Landrieu voted against a Senate amendment that would have eliminated tax subsidies for healthcare plans that cover abortion-on-demand under Obamacare.
- Landrieu opposed the Blunt Amendment, which would have prevented the HHS Mandate “from compelling groups, including religious schools and hospitals, to provide health coverage for drugs and procedures that violate their religious or moral convictions.”
- On parental notice of abortions across state lines, Landrieu has been inconsistent.
- In 2013, Landrieu opposed the “Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act” which would require an abortionist to notify a parent before performing an abortion on a minor that lives out of state.
- Lastly, Landrieu has not expressed support for the Senate version of a House bill that would protect unborn babies who feel pain at 20 weeks.
Landrieu, for some time, has stated that she personally believes that life begins at conception, but said she still supports abortion and some late-term abortion.