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Abortion Groups Spend Big to Purge Pro-Life Democrats from Congress


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Pro-abortion interest groups are spending millions of dollars this primary season to purge some of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress.

In Illinois and Texas, incumbent Democratic congressmen are facing well-funded primary challengers backed by pro-abortion groups. EMILY's List and NARAL Pro-Choice America, which usually focus on opposing Republicans, have this cycle targeted pro-life House Democrats Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Dan Lipinski (Ill.), two of the four remaining pro-life members of the Democratic caucus. The groups have thrown their weight behind Jessica Cisneros and Marie Newman, two progressives running primary campaigns against the incumbents as pro-abortion alternatives.

"I'm running to unseat an anti-abortion congressman," Newman wrote in a Teen Vogue piece on her campaign. "Congressmen like Dan Lipinski stand in the way of the change that my community and our country are asking for.":snip:

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