Even with votes still outstanding in several states, one thing is clear: Pro-life women triumphed in 2020!
Just weeks after the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, at least 13 new pro-life women are headed to the U.S. House, and one new pro-life woman will join the U.S. Senate.
Outlets have called races for Ashley Hinson in Iowa, Michelle Fischbach in Minnesota, Nancy Mace in South Carolina, Diana Harshbarger in Tennessee, Kat Cammack in Florida, Lauren Boebert in Colorado, Lisa McClain in Michigan, Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida, Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia, Mary Miller in Illinois, Stephanie Bice in Oklahoma, Victoria Spartz in Indiana, and Yvette Herrell in New Mexico.
As of this morning, we are still waiting on final results in several races featuring pro-life women. Those include Beth Van Duyne in Texas, Claudia Tenney in New York, Lisa Scheller in Pennsylvania, Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa, Nicole Malliotakis in New York, Michelle Steel in California, Tiffany Shedd in Arizona, and Young Kim in California.
There were also several pro-life women who came close to victory in races that no one expected to be as competitive as they were which bodes well for the future.
The prime example of this was Esther Joy King in Illinois’s 17th District where she came within just a few points of ousting pro-abortion DCCC Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos. Additionally, Genevieve Collins gave pro-abortion Rep. Collin Allred a run for his money in Texas’s 32nd District.
Pro-life female incumbents were also heavily under fire from the abortion industry in 2020 and fended off challenges. Those winners included Ann Wagner in Missouri, Elise Stefanik in New York, and Jaime Herrera Beutler in Washington.
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Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming joins several other pro-life women in the U.S. Senate. Prior to her successful Senate run, Lummis served in the House and had an outstanding pro-life voting record. Senator Joni Ernst in Iowa, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito in West Virginia all defeated pro-abortion Democrat challengers.
Senator Kelly Loeffler in Georgia will advance to a runoff election on January 5, 2021. She faces Raphael Warnock, who supports a policy of abortion on demand and taxpayer funding of abortion.
While we await the final results of the presidential race, we can be heartened by these pro-life gains in the U.S. House. With races still to be called, it looks as if pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have the smallest House majority in years.
We are also on track to retain a majority in the U.S. Senate. These wins fly in the face of most of the pundits and pollsters who anticipated large scale GOP losses at every level.
Here at National Right to Life, we are incredibly grateful for your support and your commitment to voting pro-life in 2020. None of this would have been possible without YOU!
LifeNews Note: Karen Cross is the political director for the National Right to Life Committee.