'Pro-life' Democratic senator in sheep's clothing?

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Sen. Joe DonnellyEven though he has often been labeled the pro-life Democrat in the United States Senate, not everyone agrees with this title given to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).

During a debate on Monday in Westville, Indiana, Donnelly and his opponents were asked about their views on abortion.

"I'm a pro-life senator," Donnelly said, claiming that he has made sure federal funds were never used for abortion services

According to The Times of Northwest Indiana, Donnelly went on to say that it is "for our moms, for our sisters, for our wives and our daughters" to have exceptions for cases of rape and incest -- as well as for saving a mother's life.

Donnelly is in a close race against his Republican opponent, Mike Braun, with the Democrat holding on to a mere half-point lead, based on polls by Fox New and NBC News/Marist that have been conducted since September, according to RealClearPolitics

Life News Founder and Editor Steven Ertelt does not buy Donnelly’s pro-life proclamation.

"He is not pro-life," Ertelt countered. "He has repeatedly voted to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business with your tax dollars."

Ertelt acknowledged claims from Donnelly and other Democrats that the money does not directly support abortion.

"But obviously, Planned Parenthood is America's biggest abortion business," the pro-life advocate pointed out. "That money is certainly fungible – it helps prop-up its massive abortion business, so to say that he's not funding abortion is a total misnomer."

Ertelt added that Senator Donnelly has voted to force states to keep funding Planned Parenthood.

"He didn't even support legislation to allow states to have that opportunity to do [what they wanted to do with their] own funding, and he's got a terrible pro-life voting record," Ertelt continued. "He's only voted pro-life 33 percent of the time, according to the National Right to Life Committee."

Donnelly's office did not respond to OneNewsNow's invitation to comment.

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