The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has released an ad that exposes the pro-abortion record of Mississippi Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate Mike Espy.
The national pro-life group’s Women Speak Out PAC is launching a five-figure digital campaign Tuesday revealing Espy’s record of sponsoring pro-abortion legislation. Espy and incumbent GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith are in a run-off election to complete the term of former Republican Sen. Thad Cochran. Hyde-Smith was appointed to the seat in March and ranked first in the November 6 special election, with Espy coming in second but neither reaching the required 50 percent threshold for a win.
The ad’s narrator states:
Mike Espy is too extreme for Mississippi. As a congressman, he co-sponsored an extreme bill that would overturn all state laws that would protect unborn children, and would even allow for painful late-term abortions. Mike Espy is just too extreme on abortion.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is 100 percent pro-life. When President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Cindy Hyde-Smith proudly voted to confirm him. Say ‘no’ to Mike Espy’s abortion extremism. Vote to re-elect pro-life Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith November 27.
According to SBA List, the ads are targeting pro-life voters who may not be aware of the runoff election.
“Mike Espy claims to oppose abortion, but his record of supporting legislation to impose abortion on demand through birth across the nation speaks louder than words,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement. “SBA List is reaching out to Mississippi voters who might not be aware of this critical runoff election to educate them about Espy’s extremism and the importance of voting pro-life.”
Dannenfelser said Hyde-Smith has worked to end taxpayer funding of the abortion industry and to protect babies who have survived abortion.
“Mike Espy can’t be trusted to stand up for his constituents’ pro-life values,” she added. “We urge all Mississippians concerned about protecting innocent life to get out to the polls on November 27 and re-elect Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.”