Victories for pro-life lawmakers are growing as new election results come in across the country.
Last week, LifeNews.com reported about voters electing a record number of pro-life women to Congress on Nov. 3, including 13 new pro-life Republicans to the U.S. House.
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BREAKING: With more victories there are now 16 new pro-life women elected to Congress! pic.twitter.com/c2qjXQCPWg
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One News Now reports Democrats did not experience the “blue wave” that pollsters predicted this fall. Instead of gaining seats in the U.S. House, they lost several to pro-life Republican women who promise to support protections for babies and mothers.
“Many on the liberal left were talking about a complete takeover of the House, claiming even more Democratic Party seats, pushing back on the GOP majority in the Senate, and then obviously taking the White House,” Jessica Anderson of Heritage Action for America, told the conservative news outlet. “But that tsunami from the left … just flat-out fizzled.”
Additional races have yet to be decided, and pro-life leaders hope the number will expand even more. Pro-abortion Democrats still control the U.S. House, but their majority is thinning.
Here’s more from the report:
In a story about the upcoming 117th Congress, which convenes Jan. 3, The Christian Post reports the GOP will nearly double its pro-life lawmakers from 13 to 24. All of those freshman GOP lawmakers are women.
Pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List told CP the wave of pro-life women is a “stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda.”
“These are all strong women that reject the left’s version of feminism,” Anderson reports. “They support having a family, love of country, they’re pro-life, and they’re eager to lead … in Washington.”
Wyoming elected pro-life Republican Cynthia Lummis to join re-elected incumbent Sens. Joni Ernst, of Iowa, Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia, and Cindy Hyde-Smith, of Mississippi, and other pro-life female senators in 2021. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, of Georgia, is facing a run-off race in January; if elected, she will make seven pro-life women in the Senate.
In U.S. House races, eight pro-life Republican women flipped Democrat-held seats on Nov. 3, including Maria Salazar, of Florida, Yvette Herrell, of New Mexico, Michelle Fischbach, of Minnesota, Nancy Mace, of South Carolina, Stephanie Bice, of Oklahoma, Ashley Hinson, of Iowa, and Nicole Malliotakis, of New York.
SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said their victories mean the number of pro-life women in the House will double.
“We’re so proud of these women who will be a bold voice for moms and unborn babies on Capitol Hill and we look forward to working with them to save lives!” her organization said.
Here is the full breakdown:
Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) won election
Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) won re-election
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) advances to a runoff to take place Jan. 5, 2021
Maria Salazar (FL-27) – flipped Democrat-held seat
Yvette Herrell (NM-02) – flipped Democrat-held seat
Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) – flipped Democrat-held seat
Nancy Mace (SC-01) – flipped Democrat-held seat
Stephanie Bice (OK-05) – flipped Democrat-held seat
Ashley Hinson (IA-01) – flipped Democrat-held seat
Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) – flipped Democrat-held
Lauren Boebert (CO-03)
Lisa McClain (MI-10)
Kat Cammack (FL-03)
Diana Harshbarger (TN-01)
Mary Miller (IL-15)
Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14)
Michelle Steel (CA-48)
Beth Van Duyne (TX-24)
Victoria Spartz (IN-05)