Press Release
| NRSC Digital

facts are stubborn things

Heidi Heitkamp released a new ad today trying to paint herself as pro-life, which is absolutely ridiculous considering she’s repeatedly doubled down on her pro-abortion record.

The Atlantic reported that during her first Senate campaign in 2012, Heitkamp argued that late-term abortion should be illegal “except when necessary to save the life of the mother.” Yet in 2015, she voted to filibuster a bill that would ban abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy and voted to oppose anti-abortion legislation again and again.

Heitkamp even went as far as to high five New York liberal Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor after voting against blocking late-term abortions earlier this year.

Heitkamp’s radical record stands in sharp contrast to Congressman Kevin Cramer, a champion for life with a career-long record of fighting for the unborn.

BACKGROUND:

Heitkamp Has Exclusively Been Given A 0 Percent Pro-Life Rating From The National Right To Life Committee. (National Right To Life Website, Accessed 6/26/17)

Heitkamp twice voted against banning late-term abortions after 20 weeks. (Roll Call Vote #268, 9/22/15, Heitkamp Voted Nay; Roll Call Vote #25, 1/29/18, Heitkamp Voted Nay)

Heitkamp Is Against Defunding Planned Parenthood. (H.J. Res. 43, Roll Call Vote #101: Passed With Vice President Pence Voting Yea 50-50, 3/30/17, Heitkamp Voted Nay; CQ Summary, Accessed 4/5/17)

On October 30, 2012, Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. PAC Donated $2,396.74 To Heidi For Senate. (Federal Election Commission, Accessed 8/20/17)