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  • Writer's pictureAmy Schlichter

Pro-life Candidates win Indiana Primary Election

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Dear Friend, Making our voices heard to our elected officials is an important step in securing an unborn baby’s God-given right to live.

In Tuesday’s primary election, pro-lifers in Indiana did just that!

Elections, of course, are where politicians are forced to seek the “consent of the governed” in the United States. This makes election season the very best time for pro-lifers to make our voices heard by lobbying the politicians. And you did a great job. In House District 22, State Representative Curt Nisly was challenged by a candidate who REFUSED to support the Protection of Life bill. Nisly’s opponent would not go on the record with his views on ending abortion in Indiana, and he refused to let folks know whether or not he believed abortion is a constituional right.

By contrast, Rep. Curt Nisly is a proven pro-life hero. He authored the historic Protection of Life bill, which would protect ALL unborn babies at the moment of conception and save nearly 8,000 children per year from the savagery of abortion. Rep. Nisly won his primary election, and his opponent was left reeling in defeat after denying voters the truth about where he stands on an unborn child’s God-given right to live. There are also several other districts around the state where you made your voices heard in support of protecting unborn babies. For example, John Jacob (D93), Mark Cox (D73), and Chris Jeter (D88) answered their Hoosiers for Life Candidate surveys at 100% pro-life.

They all pledged to work to protect all unborn children at the moment of conception and they let their districts know they believe abortion is NOT a constitutional right.

Furthermore, they agreed abortion should be illegal in Indiana.

Their opponents, on the other hand, refused to support ending abortion once and for all in our state.

So, I asked you to lobby candidates who refused to go on the record with their pro-life views, and you rose to the occasion. Folks insisted the candidates reverse course and stand strong for our pre-born neighbors.

But, the candidates still refused.

And, in each case, the politician learned there is a cost for betraying unborn babies.

Chris Jeter defeated his opponent who refused to be open with his pro-life stance. John Jacob is the projected winner of his race, and Mark Cox is still in a neck and neck tie going into the weekend!

Another candidate who answered his Hoosiers for Life Candidate Survey at 100% was Taylor Isch of District 79.

He ran against Rep. Matt Lehman, who dug in his heels and REFUSED to answer his survey, even after pro-lifers insisted he do so.

The District 79 race had Establishment politicians across the state shaking in their boots at the thought of losing their second highest ranking Republican.

In the end, Isch only needed 471 more votes to win. But, over 3,000 people told Matt Lehman they did NOT want him to be their state Representative.

On Election Day, life advocates sent a strong message to the political class: there is a political price to pay for refusing to stand strong for the pre-born in Indiana.

I’m still keeping a watchful eye on where candidates and elected officials stand on the issue of abortion, and once the November General Election is over and legislative session begins, I’ll track the behavior of those in office to see if they keep their pro-life promises.

Thank you so much for your hard work this primary election season. I am honored to fight for our pre-born neighbors alongside you. For LIFE,

Amy Schlichter Executive Director Hoosiers for Life P.S. Indiana’s primary election last week was a wonderful opportunity for you to lobby politicians on behalf of unborn babies -- and you rose to the occasion. Members of the political class were put on notice that they will pay a political price if they choose to betray pre-born children once they are in office. Thanks to your hard work, LIFE was a major issue for the last few months, and will continue to be so as we prepare to push for Protection of Life in the 2021 legislative session. Please consider chipping in $20 or $10 to help me reach even more Hoosiers with these vital messages.  

Paid for by the supporters of Hoosiers for Life, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election.

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