Not so fast, Representative Renee Ellmers.
Last week we shared the story of Pro-Life students visiting Renee Ellmers’ office on Capitol Hill to ask why she derailed a crucial piece of federal Pro-Life legislation. The students asked Ellmers pointed questions and scrutinized her attitude toward the Pro-Lifers who were working to ensure protections for the preborn.
Rep. Ellmers gave unsatisfactory answers and, although remaining cordial, seemed unmoved by the Pro-Life Generation that called her out for her failure to protect Life. After the meeting, Ellmers twisted the purpose of the meaning by posting a photo of herself with the Pro-Life students on Facebook with the caption, “I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with a group of students yesterday who are part of Students for Life. We had a great conversation, and I always appreciate young people who are engaged in policy for the betterment of our country.”
Students for Life of America didn’t miss a beat, however. The group quickly responded to Ellmers’ narrow recap of the meeting by saying, “We weren’t there for a photo op. We wanted to ask Congresswoman Ellmers why she was using millennials as a scapegoat to not vote on the 20 week abortion ban. Read what really happened: http://bit.ly/1Di02aH"
Students for Life is referring to a statement made by Ellmers in which she purportedly said she was afraid that supporting Life would turn Millennial voters away from the Republican party. But Ellmers is out-of-touch with the Pro-Life Generation and Millennial views on abortion. Kudos to the students who hold our elected officials accountable for putting #LifeFirst in all that they do.