After Sunday night’s nationally-televised debate between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (D-GA) and challenger Raphael Warnock, pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List released a statement denouncing the Democrat, urging Georgia voters to turn away from his “radicalism” on abortion.
“Tonight, Raphael Warnock once again attempted to use scripture to defend his extreme position in support of abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, for any reason,” SBA List said. “His radicalism is deeply disturbing and far outside the American mainstream. Senator Loeffler, by contrast, has used her platform to promote compassionate, popular pro-life legislation that upholds the dignity of life and protects women. We are thankful for her pro-life, pro-woman leadership.”
Loeffler leaned into Warnock’s extremism at the debate, highlighting his past use of the Bible to justify not just supporting abortion but also denouncing the U.S. military.
“I don’t need a lecture from someone who has used the Bible to not only justify attacking our military. That’s not in Matthew 6:24. It doesn’t say you can’t serve the military and God. But he’s also used the Bible to justify abortion. I cannot stand by and let Georgians not know who my opponent is, how radical his views are, and how he would fundamentally change our country. He’s out of step with Georgia’s values,” Loeffler said on the stage.
Warnock, who enjoys the endorsement of Planned Parenthood, has said that legal abortion is “consistent with his view as a Christian minister.” He has been frank about the fact that he does not support any laws restricting a woman’s “right” to have an abortion.
“I believe that healthcare is a human right,” Warnock said this summer. “And I believe that it is something that the richest nation in the world provides for its citizens, and for me, reproductive justice is consistent with my commitment to that. I believe unequivocally in a woman’s right to choose, and that the decision is something that we don’t want government engaged in – that’s between her and her doctor and her minister.”
We’ll soon find out if Georgia voters agree with that bizarre sentiment.