Congressional leaders had planned for weeks to bring up a bill to ban abortions after 20-weeks on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. But Ellmers sabotaged the bill by insisting that broad rape and incest exceptions needed to be added to the bill that many pro-life groups were worried would undermine the bill entirely and render the ban moot.
Ellmers caused a firestorm of controversy to the point that multiple pro-life candidates are running against her next year in the Republican primary in an attempt to put the seat in the hands of someone who is consistently pro-life.
Now, the National Right to Life Committee is working to defeat her in a primary election.
Both behind the scenes and publicly in the press, Ellmers was the most outspoken representative opposing the bill, even though she had previously pledged to support it – and had even voted for the exact same bill in the previous Congress!
Nothing has the potential to do more damage to pro-life efforts than people who run as pro-life candidates back home in their pro-life districts and then stab the babies in the back when they come to DC and work against pro-life efforts.
Thankfully, we’ve been given the chance to send Rep. Ellmers packing. (Read More)