Louisiana Right to Life is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse candidates. When it comes to elections, our goal is to educate the electorate on where candidates stand on life issues.
The U.S. Senate race is crowded, but the major candidates are Republican incumbent John Kennedy and Democratic challengers Gary Chambers and Luke Mixon.
Sen. Kennedy has a 100% pro-life voting record, voting with the National Right to Life position on 11 of 11 scored votes since elected in 2016. Learn more about Senator Kennedy’s voting record with National Right to Life.
Mr. Chambers does not have a voting record on life issues, but Mr. Chambers’ website says “Gary is committed to protecting reproductive freedom and preserving the right to choose.” Mr. Chambers has also stated that he supports the “Women’s Health Protection Act” which would codify Roe v. Wade’s provisions into law, thereby legalizing abortion in all 50 states. He is also in favor of removing the Hyde Amendment, and therefore supports the federal funding of abortion.
Mr. Mixon has stated that he would “proudly vote to codify Roe and protect women’s health care.” By this statement, we interpret that he would vote for the “Women’s Health Protection Act” which would codify Roe v. Wade’s provisions into law, thereby legalizing abortion in all 50 states. He has also stated that he was “deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe.”
We encourage citizens to continue to review the records and statements of the candidates and, if necessary, reach out to the candidates to ask them for more information on their positions.