GA Senate Candidate Herschel Walker stated to reporters at a recent campaign event held on Friday that he does not believe in making any exceptions whatsoever in regards to banning abortions.
While making comments to reporters in the wake of his campaign rally that was held at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon Friday, Walker stated to reporters that he is in full support of a total ban on all abortion, with zero exceptions. “There’s no exception in my mind,” Walker stated to reporters, reported The New York Times. “Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.” In the same vein, Walker stated that kids have untapped potential no matter the circumstances of their life. “You never know what a child is going to become,” he stated. “And I’ve seen some people, they’ve had some tough times, but I always said, ‘No matter what, tough times make tough people.’” He also stated his support for far more funding for adoption and support for single-parent families.
When pressed later for statements by The Hill, Walker’s campaign doubled down, stating that the businessman and legend of football for Georgia “is pro-life and will not apologize for that.” As read on his official campaign website, Walker defines himself as a “compassionate conservative who is pro-life and pro-family.” “As a Christian, a father, and a husband, Herschel knows that strong families are the bedrock of our country,” states the site.
Walker’s statements come forward just a scant few weeks after he was given an endorsement from National Right to Life. “Herschel Walker will be a most effective champion for unborn babies and their mothers in Washington and he has demonstrated the passion and perseverance it takes to win the critically important Georgia Senate race,” stated Carl Tobias, the president of National Right to Life, in a statement officially announcing the endorsement of Walker back in April.
As part of its official announcement, the group lauded Walker’s support of various pro-life legislation and his outright opposition to abortions funded by the taxpayer and the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act. “Georgia deserves a pro-life senator like Herschel Walker who is committed to building a culture of life,” stated Tobies, “Walker’s stance for life stands in stark contrast to the out-of-touch record of [incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock] who supports abortion for any reason until birth.”
Earlier this year, Warnock, who has previously served as Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta prior to taking his seat in the Senate, drew the ire, and criticisms, of pro-life Christian ministers in the wake of labeling himself as a “pro-choice pastor.”
As of writing, Walker currently sits ahead of Warnock by 0.5 points, as stated by the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the current Georgia Senate race. He also has a massive 56-point lead in the Republican primary, according to RCP.