Pro-life U.S. Congressman Chip Roy easily defeated Democrat challenger Wendy Davis, a well-known abortion activist, on Tuesday in what was considered a hotly contested Texas race.
The San Antonio Express-News reports Roy won the 21st Congressional District of Texas by more than 6 points.
Roy has a 100-percent pro-life voting record from the National Right to Life Committee. His key votes include supporting the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and rejecting taxpayer funding to pro-abortion groups.
On Wednesday morning, the Susan B. Anthony List, which endorsed him, congratulated the congressman on winning another term.
“BIG PRO-LIFE WIN: Rep. Chip Roy has DEFEATED pro-abortion fanatic Wendy Davis. Davis is a relentless supporter of late-term abortion and does NOT respect pro-life Texan values,” SBA List wrote on Twitter. “We’re thankful Rep. Roy will continue to protect LIFE in Washington.”
Voters overwhelmingly rejected Davis, a Democrat and abortion activist who fought to keep late-term abortions legal in Texas. A former state senator, she made a name for herself in 2013 when she wore pink tennis shoes to filibuster a bill to protect unborn babies from late-term abortions in Texas. She ran for governor in 2014, but was defeated easily by pro-life Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
Davis’s views on abortion are extreme. She supports late-term abortions on viable unborn babies. She also has opposed informed consent measures as well as legislation to protect women from shoddy abortion facilities that cannot meet basic health and safety standards.
While Davis touted herself as a “grassroots” candidate, the Washington Free Beacon reported in August that her campaign was largely funded by donors outside the district. These included the pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood, NARAL and EMILY’s List, as well as left-wing billionaire George Soros’s family.
Tuesday was a big win for pro-life Republicans in Texas. According to the Express-News, “Republicans won nine out of 10 Texas congressional races targeted by Democrats, with one North Texas district too close to call Wednesday morning.”