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2014 elections: which senate candidate reflects your values on life?

Have you ever looked at your ballot and wondered which candidate most represents your values?

The 2014 slate of candidates running for United States Senate is varied. Oftentimes there are stark differences between the candidates on life issues.

How do you feel about your tax dollars being used to pay for abortion? Do you support the pro-abortion, pro-rationing Obamacare law?

If you care whether your U.S. Senate candidate supports legal protection for unborn children, or supports abortion on demand for any reason, National Right to Life has made it easy to find out.

Simply go to, click on "Elections," then "Candidate Comparisons," and choose your state. If your state has a competitive U.S. Senate race, a downloadable comparison flyer is available with information on the candidates' positions on life issues.

Before you go to the polls to vote on November 4, 2014, be sure to look at the National Right to Life comparison pieces to compare the candidates, then decide which candidate most closely reflects your position.

Following is a synopsis of several of the most competitive Senate races in the nation.

Alaska: Dan Sullivan (R) v. Mark Begich (D)

Pro-life Attorney General Dan Sullivan is challenging pro-abortion Sen. Mark Begich for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska.

Arkansas: Tom Cotton (R) v. Mark Pryor (D)

Pro-life Rep. Tom Cotton, who has a 100% record scored by National Right to Life, is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor, who has a mixed record on abortion--voting against life interests on 26 separate occasions.

Colorado: Cory Gardner (R) v. Mark Udall (D)

Pro-life Rep. Cory Gardner is challenging pro-abortion Sen. Mark Udall, who, in casting 81 NRL-scored votes in Congress, has never once voted pro-life.

Georgia: David Perdue (R) v. Michelle Nunn (D)

Pro-life businessman David Perdue and pro-abortion Michelle Nunn will face off in Georgia.

Iowa: Joni Ernst (R) v. Bruce Braley (D)

Pro-life state Sen. Joni Ernst has a strong pro-life voting record in the Iowa state legislature. Her opponent, pro-abortion Rep. Bruce Braley, is a co-sponsor of H.R. 3471, a bill that, if enacted, would invalidate nearly all state and federal limits on abortion, including Iowa's two laws that protect both individuals and private hospitals from being compelled to provide or participate in abortions.

Kansas: Pat Roberts (R) v. Greg Orman (I)

The U.S. Senate race in Kansas has developed recently. The Kansas state Supreme Court has allowed Chad Taylor (D) to drop out of the race. Pro-life Sen. Pat Roberts's remaining challenger is an independent candidate, Greg Orman, who supports a policy of abortion on demand for any reason.

Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (R) v. Alison Lundergan Grimes (D)

Pro-life Sen. Mitch McConnell's challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, opposes the bill to protect unborn children 20 weeks and older, when they are capable of feeling pain during abortions. McConnell has pushed for approval of that legislation, which passed the U.S. House but has been blocked by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D).

Louisiana: Bill Cassidy v. Mary Landrieu

Rep. Bill Cassidy, who has a 100% pro-life voting record in Congress, is challenging Sen. Mary Landrieu, who voted against National Right to Life's pro-life position on every scored vote during her current six-year Senate term.

Michigan: Terri Lynn Land v. Gary Peters

Pro-life Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land opposes abortion on demand, and opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. Her opponent, pro-abortion Rep. Gary Peters, supports a policy of abortion on demand, which allows abortion for any reason, and voted to allow tax dollars to pay for abortion.

North Carolina: Thorn Tillis v. Kay Hagan

Pro-life Speaker Thom Tillis provided crucial pro-life leadership in North Carolina to enact a record number of pro-life laws. He is challenging pro-abortion Sen. Kay Hagan, who has voted against pro-life interests 100% of the time.

Go to: to see the downloadable comparisons for these and additional U.S. Senate races.

Now that you know some of the positions of the U.S. Senate candidates on life issues, you can decide which candidate best reflects your views.

Look for election updates in future National Right to Life News and National Right to Life News Today.


By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
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