Pennsylvania’s Democrat Sen. Bob Casey keeps claiming he is pro-life but continues to vote for abortion.
Life News reports:
Recently, the Pennsylvania Democrat voted against the Lankford Amendment, which would have upheld the time-tested Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of abortion except in rare circumstances. The Lankford Amendment would have also provided needed conscience protections to ensure that health care workers are not forced to perform abortions in violation of their deeply-held beliefs.
It was crystal-clear that the only legitimate pro-life vote on the Lankford Amendment was a “Yes” vote. Casey voted the wrong way. Casey’s disastrous decision attracted the enthusiastic support of the abortion lobbying group NARAL, which sent out a text urging people to thank Casey for his vote.
In a bizarre twist, Casey’s correspondence to constituents continues to lead people to believe that he will work to prevent tax funding of abortion. “Because I am pro-life, I believe we must continue the status quo of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortion,” reads a recent email to one of Casey’s constituents. It is not enough for a politician to claim that he or she is pro-life. Such proclamations are worthless if they are not backed up with solid pro-life votes.
Casey’s last NRLC legislative scorecard placed his pro-life voting score at a paltry 25 percent.