Marsha Blackburn: The Perfect Pro-Life Candidate

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We live in a time when powerful profiteers of abortion have duped thousands of women into believing that abortion is “health care.” These giant corporations and organizations have successfully led far too many women to develop hardened hearts devoid of empathy, devoid of respect for the lives of defenseless babies.

Predatory, self-serving marketing campaigns have enticed women across the country into wearing genitalia hats and t-shirts donning barbaric phrases such as, “Save the Earth – Abort a Child,” and encouraged thousands to use social media to further the ungodly agenda of death using the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion.

It is a relief, to say the least, to know that the champions of life have an ally in Marsha Blackburn, a woman who has persistently refused to allow herself to fall prey to the deception of the abortion conglomerates; a woman who has remained steadfastly sane in an insane world. Since 2003, Marsha Blackburn has represented my home state of Tennessee as a member of the United States House of Representatives.

This year she is seeking outgoing Senator Bob Corker’s Senate seat, locked in a heated contest with former Tennessee governor and widely-popular democrat, Phil Bredesen. On pro-life issues, only Blackburn shines bright.

Marsha Blackburn has sponsored several important pro-life bills, including PRENDA: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, also known as the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which sought to impose criminal penalties for anyone who seeks to:

  • Perform an abortion that is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent
  • Use the threat of force to intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion
  • Solicit or accept funds for the performance of such an abortion
  • Transport a woman across a state line for the purpose of obtaining such an abortion

Blackburn has also taken a consistent stand against providing United States’ funding to the United Nations’ Malthusian “Population Fund,” as well as taxpayer funding of abortion.

However, what some may consider her greatest success and most favorable character trait is Blackburn’s strident opposition to Planned Parenthood and other well-funded, predatory abortion providers and promoters who have led so many American women into embracing a culture of death.

It is in her staunch, sober-minded determination to bring these groups to justice that has led Blackburn to stand out as a reliable and inspirational leader.

It has been three years since the public learned of Planned Parenthood’s grotesque practice of selling the body parts of aborted babies for profit. As a report released by an investigative house panel chaired by Blackburn stated, several abortion providers “were so eager to profit from selling fetal tissue that they altered abortion procedures to put financial benefit above the health of women.”

Thanks to Marsha Blackburn’s diligence and hard work in heading the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which ultimately issued 15 criminal referrals, Planned Parenthood is finally facing investigation by the Department of Justice.

When Twitter censored Marsha Blackburn’s pro-life campaign advertisement in October of last year, she took to the airwaves to exposing Twitter’s wrongdoing, and issuing a strong condemnation:

"I am appalled by Twitter’s attempt to censor my pro-life record, and I believe that the entire pro-life community deserves an apology and explanation for their actions… I have spent my entire career fighting to protect and honor life, and I refuse to allow an organization whose stated mission is to ‘provide information instantly, without barriers’ the ability to silence our efforts to protect the unborn."

Perhaps the best description of Marsha Blackburn’s fierce determination has been described best by Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List:

"Now, as Marsha runs to represent Tennessee in the United States Senate, we are reminded of the critical importance of electing pro-life leaders who will never back down from doing the right thing. We have seen exactly what she will do in tough situations, and we know she’s the right woman for the job."

This November, as a resident of the great state of Tennessee, I will be casting my vote for a strong woman and tireless advocate for life: I will be voting for Marsha Blackburn.


The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Human Defense Initiative.

Marsha Blackburn: The Perfect Pro-Life Candidate
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