Doug Collins And Kelly Loeffler Trade Blows Over Pro-Life Support As Georgia Senate Race Ramps Up

Source: The Daily Caller - View Original Article
Published: May 07, 2020
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88% "Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance also spoke out against Loeffler, saying that Loeffler is a part-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, which ..."
86% "Collins said, the Atlantic Journal Constitution reported.""
85% "Seems like they sided with the powerful in Washington over the most powerless of us all, the unborn.""
84% "Collins also accused Loeffler in February of covertly funding the Georgia Life Alliance.""
82% "They also highlighted that the WNBA has partnered with Planned Parenthood.""

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88% : When Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appointed her to the vacant Senate seat, Loeffler initially sparked anxiety from pro-life groups over her position on the board of Grady Memorial Hospital and her ownership of the WNBA team, the Atlanta Dream. Pro-life organizations, including the March for Life, the Susan B. Anthony List and Concerned Women for America expressed concerns in November 2019 that Grady employs five abortionists and said the hospital is affiliated with Emory Medical School, the largest training program for abortionists in Georgia.
88% : Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance also spoke out against Loeffler, saying that Loeffler is a part-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, which Nance said is an outspoken supporter of Planned Parenthood.
86% : Collins campaign spokesman Dan McLagan pushed back on this accusation, noting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted with Collins on both bills while Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue voted with Collins on one.
86% : Collins said, the Atlantic Journal Constitution reported.
85% : A Collins spokesman took a stab at both Loeffler and the pro-life groups Tuesday, saying that they chose to side with "the powerful in Washington" rather than the unborn.
85% : "Seems like they sided with the powerful in Washington over the most powerless of us all, the unborn."
84% : A spokesman for Republican Rep. Doug Collins hit back at pro-life groups supporting Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler for a Georgia Senate seat, saying they chose to side with the "powerful in Washington" rather than the unborn.
84% : Collins also accused Loeffler in February of covertly funding the Georgia Life Alliance.
82% : The Loeffler spokesman said Collins's staff is "having to resort to lies and previously debunked claims because Kelly has established herself as a 100% pro-life candidate and she's getting the endorsements for her strong record.
82% : They also highlighted that the WNBA has partnered with Planned Parenthood.
79% : Kemp responded at the time by saying that "the idea that I would appoint someone to the U.S. Senate that is NOT pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-freedom, and 100% supportive of our President (and his plan to Keep America Great) is ridiculous," and said he couldn't "care less what the political establishment thinks.
78% : The Collins spokesman pointed out that Georgia Life Alliance previously said that Collins "has a 100% pro-life voting record with every pro-life organization in Washington" and that Collins acted as master of ceremonies for the Georgia Life Alliance's gala in 2019.
77% : Edmonds also told the DCNF that the organization announced their campaign to support Loeffler and other pro-life candidates before anyone had announced they would run against her.
76% : , Touts Pro-Life Endorsements In Georgia Senate Race)
75% : McLagan was referring to November concerns from pro-life leaders that Loeffler donated to Planned Parenthood through her WNBA team the Atlanta Dream.
74% : Loeffler Hits Collins
67% : The Georgia politicians clashed as a spokesman for Loeffler lambasted Collins' voting record on abortion and a spokesman for Collins accused Loeffler of buying endorsements from pro-life groups.
65% : " McLagan told the DCNF.
65% : He also said that the Atlanta Dream has "never donated a penny" to Planned Parenthood, though the WNBA has.
64% : They can deny it all they want.
64% : "As we stated repeatedly in 2016 when we defended Congressman Collins from attacks from his challengers, we are not in the business of tearing down pro-life leaders for the sake of politics," Edmonds said.
63% : "What I think is happening is they got a large infusion of cash from Kelly.
62% : His comment refer to appropriations bills that some conservative groups criticized for failing to stem the flow of money to Planned Parenthood.
61% : They're gonna be ticked," McLagan said, adding that neither bill funded Planned Parenthood.
60% : For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.
57% : As 'Ridiculous')
55% : After the Senate gains made by conservative and pro-life candidates in the 2018 election, this would be a huge setback."
54% : "Is Kelly attacking them too?
54% : GLA does not disclose donors, he told the DCNF Tuesday, but has not "received contributions from any of the candidates for the U.S. Senate Special Election."
53% : "They endorsed Loeffler who has raised money for [Planned Parenthood] over Doug who lives and breathes the pro-life cause?
51% : The organization had never seen so much cash before, the AJC reported, noting that GLA raised about $80,000 in 2017 and ended that year with less than $10,000.
49% : SBA List, the March for Life and Concerned Women for America did not respond to requests for comment from the DCNF. Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience.
47% : Loeffler spokesman Stephen Lawson told the Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday that Collins has repeatedly voted to fund Planned Parenthood and that these votes show Collins "can't be trusted."
47% : (RELATED: Georgia Governor Brushes Off Pro-Life Warnings Against His Potential Senate Pick
47% : Though the WNBA gives money to Planned Parenthood, Lawson told the DCNF, neither the Atlanta Dream nor Loeffler has done so.
45% : For 'Shameful' Record On Abortion
44% : I guess they thought I'd be quiet and not say anything about it."
40% : "It's more than fishy.
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38% : Lawson, Loeffler's spokesman, referred the DCNF to a December AJC report showing that Grady Hospital does not perform elective abortions and has not for at least a decade, noting that Loeffler began serving on the board there in 2014.
35% : "Kelly Loeffler's position on the board of Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the largest purveyors of abortion in Georgia and a training ground for abortionists, should disqualify her from representing the state in the U.S. Senate," Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a November statement.
25% : Lawson told the DCNF that this claim is incorrect.
23% : GLA Executive Director Joshua Edmonds said in February that the organization had not received funds from Loeffler, though he did not disclose where the funds for the ad buy came from.
21% : GLA did not file a tax return in 2018 as the organization did not bring in more than $50,000, the publication reports.
21% : And March for Life President Tom McCloskey also said in a November statement: "It would be hugely disappointing if Governor Kemp appoints her to a critical seat in the U.S. Senate.
14% : Shortly after this gala, McLagan said, the organization announced a $3 million ad campaign that would support Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue, the senior Georgia Republican senator.
11% : They've hardly raised $50,000 and then they suddenly announce a $3 million ad buy?"

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