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My Faith Votes Calls Christians to Vote for Pro-Life Candidates in Upcoming Midterms

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** January 30, 2018
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My Faith Votes Calls Christians to Vote for Pro-Life Candidates in Upcoming Midterms, After 46 Senators Vote ‘No’ on 20-Week Abortion Ban

“It should be patently clear these senators do not accurately represent the American people, but the interests of the abortion industry. When their time for re-election comes, we should let them know we don’t want them representing us.”
— Jason Yates, CEO My Faith Votes

DALLAS — Following Monday’s 51-46 Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — which would’ve banned abortions after 20 weeks — My Faith Votes called Christian voters to vote for pro-life candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.

The nonpartisan organization, which equips Christians to cast biblically informed votes in American elections, singled out the five senators who voted “No” on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and are up for re-election in the 2018 midterms. These are Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Jon Tester (D-MT).

“It’s no secret that an overwhelming number of Americans — up to three-fourths of the U.S. population — oppose late-term abortions, yet 46 senators voted against a bill that would have banned abortion procedures after 20 weeks, a point where it’s been scientifically proven a fetus can feel pain,” said Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes.

“It should be patently clear these senators do not accurately represent the American people, but the interests of the abortion industry. When their time for re-election comes, we should let them know we don’t want them representing us.”

My Faith Votes also commended three Democrats — Joe Manchin (WV), Bob Casey Jr. (PA) and Joe Donnelly (IN) — who crossed party lines and voted in favor of the legislation, and called out the two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who voted against it.

My Faith Votes is equipping and mobilizing Christians to participate in the upcoming primary and general midterm elections, which are notorious for low voter turnout.

“This failed Senate vote should be a reminder to us that the stand we take in the ballot box is really a declaration of what we believe,” said Yates. “We can’t simply say we oppose abortion and expect a change to happen in America. We have to show up when it matters.”

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My Faith Votes—whose founding honorary national chairman was Dr. Ben Carson—is a non-partisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and national elections and be active members of society. By partnering with local churches, pastors and national faith leaders, My Faith Votes mobilizes and resources Christians to lead the conversation on the place of faith in culture and politics. In the 2016 election, My Faith Votes was largely credited with activating a sizable percentage of the 25 million Evangelicals who were registered to vote in previous elections but had chosen not to, prompting a record turnout by Evangelicals.

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My Faith Votes—is a nonpartisan movement that motivates, equips and activates Christians in America to vote in every election, transforming our communities and influencing our nation with biblical truth. By partnering with national faith leaders, My Faith Votes provides resources to help Christians Pray, Think, and Act to create an America where God is honored in the public square.

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