Voters Have Spoken: Anti-Choice Politicians Are Out!
We couldn't have asked for a more amazing election night!
President Obama will spend four more years in the White House defending women's freedom and privacy, and many NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC-endorsed candidates emerged victorious!
But, remember all those guys who recently said some horrible things about whether rape survivors should have access to abortion care? Well, pro-choice voters spoke out yesterday and sent them all packing.
When it came to anti-choice Rep. Todd Akin's campaign against pro-choice incumbent Claire McCaskill for the Senate seat, voters in Missouri legitimately shut that whole thing down.
Rep. Joe Walsh lost a tight race against pro-choice Tammy Duckworth in Illinois. Rep. Walsh doesn't believe in life-saving abortion care. That's why, Mr. Walsh, pro-choice voters were hard-pressed to "find one instance" where voting you back into office seemed like a good idea.
John Koster lost his congressional campaign in Washington state. Instead, voters stood with pro-choice advocate Suzan DelBene, and sent a clear message: Hey, Koster, pro-choice Americans vote their values, it's "an election thing!"
Last night's elections clearly show that pro-choice voters will not allow out-of-touch, anti-choice politicians to represent them in office. We know, however, that these politicians aren't going to give up and we can expect attempts to dismantle our reproductive rights in Congress, the states, and the courts. But we will meet these challenges - and fight them - every step of the way.
Thank you for voting your pro-choice values, electing pro-choice candidates to office, and making sure President Barack Obama has four more years in the White House!