Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Pro-Life Senate Candidate Rob Portman Defeats Pro-Abortion Ted Strickland in Ohio

By Andrew Bair, Miciah Bilger
Life News

In the state of Ohio pro-life Sen. Rob Portman has defeated his pro-abortion rival Ted Strickland. Portman, who holds a 100% rating with National Right to Life, faced pro-abortion former Governor Ted Strickland.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, enthusiastically endorsed Strickland. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards tweeted, “So proud that @PPact has endorsed @Ted_Strickland to be the next US Senator from Ohio!

Strickland replied that he was “honored” to be endorsed by the abortion provider and vowed to “stand up to attacks on reproductive healthcare.”

By stark contrast, Portman voted in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect unborn babies from abortions after 20 weeks, a point by which science shows they have the capacity to experience pain. 

He is also a cosponsor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would enact an explicit requirement that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded “the same degree” of care that would apply “to any other child born alive at the same gestational age,” including transportation to a hospital.

Portman also voted to redirect federal funds from Planned Parenthood. Portman told Fox News host Neil Cavuto,

“Taxpayer dollars should not be going to Planned Parenthood. I think our legislation makes a lot of sense. It says, not only do you not send taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood, but those tax dollars instead go to community health centers — there are a lot more of them than Planned Parenthood clinics; eight times more in the state of Ohio for instance — and they can provide the women’s health needs that are legitimate, that are needed.”
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