The Senate Democrats’ campaign arm targeted several Republican senators and senate hopefuls in battleground states on the site called goponabortion.com.
Unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who launched a Senate bid in Arizona last year, was targeted for calling abortion “murder” and “the execution of our most innocent in the mother’s womb” in past interviews. Lake has come out against a national abortion ban, saying the matter should be up to the states.
A spokesperson for Lake said the Senate hopeful’s abortion policy is “simple” — “support women and save babies.”
“Democrats cannot run on their disastrous record on the economy and the border so they are fear-mongering on abortion,” Lake’s spokesperson said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “Ruben Gallego is radical on abortion, supporting abortion up to 9 months. Kari Lake is the only woman and mom in the race. She doesn’t support a federal abortion ban. Her policy is simple: support women and save babies. She doesn’t plan on taking advice about women’s issues from Ruben, who left his wife when she was 9 months pregnant.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), facing a tough reelection this November, was called out for praising the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as “a moment for incredible celebration.” In 2021, Cruz backed a bill that would have prevented abortion after 20 weeks nationwide.
Other Republican Senate candidates the DSCC highlighted include former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), former Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI), former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, Tim Sheehy, Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), retired Army Capt. Sam Brown in Nevada, Bernie Moreno and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, state Sen. Matt Dolan, Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania, and Eric Hovde in Wisconsin.
The website went live Friday, while thousands are expected to unite on D.C.’s National Mall for the annual March for Life. It’s the second rally since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June 2022.
“Republican Senate candidates want to take away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions. If they have their way, abortion will be illegal everywhere – without exceptions,” the site read. “They even want to impose cruel new laws to punish women seeking abortions and doctors who provide them.”
“To protect abortion rights, we need to defend our Democratic Senate majority and defeat anti-choice Republicans,” the DSCC added.