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The Single Issue Voter

By Heather Weininger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life

In this highly contested and heated season of elections, it is more important than ever to focus in on why you are voting for the person you are voting for.

For me, there is simply one issue that determines who I’m voting for and why.

I would guess that most of you who are reading this will be able to easily guess what my issue is — yes, it’s the issue of life. Without the most basic human right, life, none of the other fundamental ideas of voting really matter.

Given the opportunity to vote for a candidate who stands firm against the killing of unborn babies at any stage, protecting the most vulnerable throughout any stage of life and ensuring assisted suicide does not become legal throughout the country are all reasons I would vote for a candidate.

According to most political surveys and polling information, it seems that I should be voting for a candidate who doesn’t value these as top priorities. I’m female, Caucasian, college educated, wife, mom and live in the suburbs. I am the classic demographic who in all rights should be voting for the progressive movement.

But, they are missing out on the key issue for me — life. They care more about giving a woman a “choice” about her body than they do in protecting innocent human life. That key issue that is missing is the very reason each of us needs to remain steadfast in being a single issue voter.

As you head to the polls tomorrow to support your candidates be sure to know who is the candidate who stands for life. If we do not stand up now and vote for the candidates who put life as a priority, then we might as well stay home on election day. The value of life is what makes our country continue to function. It’s time to end giving federal dollars to organizations that perform abortions, it’s time to end the painful dismemberment of unborn babies, and it’s time to ensure we have a US Senator who will support U.S. Supreme Court Justices who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Keep the most basic human right — life — as your top priority when you vote. Do not fall victim to what you should be voting for. Be the person who stands up to protect others from the moment of conception until natural death. Use your voice by going to the voting booth tomorrow and vote pro-life.

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