Walz running mate Flanagan's abortion advocacy not right for Minnesota
ST. PAUL — State Rep. Peggy Flanagan does not share the will of most Minnesotans to protect innocent unborn human life, according to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization. The lawmaker from St. Louis Park has been selected as the running mate of pro-abortion Congressman Tim Walz in his campaign for governor. "Rep. Flanagan's voting record has proven her to be an advocate of unlimited abortion," said MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. "On the issue of abortion, her record aligns perfectly with Rep. Walz. They both put the abortion industry's extreme agenda of abortion on demand ahead of protection for innocent unborn babies." Rep. Flanagan has accumulated a zero-percent pro-life voting record in the two legislative sessions in which she has served. She has voted repeatedly against a ban on taxpayer-funded abortion, which was nevertheless approved in the 2017 legislative session (but vetoed by the governor). Flanagan has also voted against the licensing and inspection of abortion facilities in Minnesota, which remain unlicensed by the state. "Rep. Flanagan has opposed pro-life legislation at every opportunity," Fischbach said. "Minnesotans want a governor and lieutenant governor who will respect and protect our most vulnerable citizens—unborn babies."