As a member of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Dan Coats was a leading champion for pro-life policies. Dan Coats was the author of key pro-life amendments, including a law that prevents the government from penalizing medical training programs for refusing to provide training in abortion. In addition, he was part of successful efforts to curb federal funding of abortion and an early supporter of the successful pro-life campaign to ban partial-birth abortion.
His opponent, Brad Ellsworth voted to enact President Obama’s pro-abortion health care legislation – legislation which will provide government funding for health plans that pay for abortion on demand, and also contains multiple provisions that will promote the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments.
Ellsworth, of course, was generally considered pro-life until he sacrifice his reputation as a burnt offering to Obamacare: the Indiana Right to Life chapter had already rather visibly withdrew their support for him, so this move by the national group is merely reinforcing the fact that actions have consequences. And are they having consequences? Well, not only is Ellsworth trailing Coats in the general... if you believe this poll, he's trailing Coats in his old district.
So you tell me.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.