Congressional candidate Jensen defends abortion, not unborn children
ST. PAUL — Vicki Jensen sees no place for laws to protect innocent unborn human life, according to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization. The pro-abortion former state senator from Owatonna announced her candidacy for the 1st Congressional District seat yesterday. "Vicki Jensen's pro-abortion voting record is out of touch with Minnesotans," said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. "Her record of always voting for the abortion industry will not be well received by 1st District residents." Jensen was a constant advocate of abortion on demand at the Legislature. In her single four-year term she voted at every opportunity against a ban on taxpayer funded abortion. Over the last 20 years taxpayers have been forced to fund more than 77,000 abortions (nearly all elective) at a cost of $23.5 million. She voted repeatedly in opposition to the licensing and inspection of Minnesota's abortion facilities, which remain unlicensed by the state. Jensen also voted in favor of abortion coverage in the state's MNsure medical insurance program. "Over four years Jensen proved herself to be an abortion industry stalwart," Fischbach said. "But Minnesotans, especially in the 1st District, want Congress to respect and protect our most vulnerable citizens—unborn babies."