THANK YOU JOE DONNELLY!
This is a sad time because we lost one of our great “pro-life for the whole life” Democrats, Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
Senator Donnelly has a consistent pro-life record, including voting to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks and voting against the use of human embryos for research; and he led efforts during the health-care-reform debate to pass the Stupak/Pitts Amendment, which prohibited federal funding of abortion in the health-insurance exchanges. Senator Donnelly also supported legislation to prohibit transporting a minor across state lines for an abortion.
Additionally, Joe advocated for the Pregnant Women Support Act, which provides help to pregnant women so that they do not see abortion as their only choice. The state of Indiana was one of 17 states that received funds under the pilot program. The $2 million grant is being used to reduce abortions among teens and also to establish a public-awareness campaign so that women will know where to go for support to carry their pregnancies to term instead of seeking an abortion.
We are grateful to Joe for his service to his state and our nation, and we, along with pro-life Americans across the country, will miss his leadership.