Pro-Life Doctor Defeats Pro-Abortion Democrat in Iowa Congressional Race by Just 6 Votes

State   Steven Ertelt   Nov 30, 2020   |   6:20PM    Des Moines, IA

A pro-life woman seeking a Congressional seat in Iowa has defeated her pro-abortion Democrat opponent by just six votes, as the state certified its election results today.

A state board certified Iowa Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the representative-elect of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District over Rita Hart, to replace a retiring Democrat who supports abortion.

All 24 counties conducted a recount of results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District and the official numbers following the recount show Mariannette Miller-Meeks winning over Rita Hart by six votes, 196,964-196,958. It’s the closest race in the country, and a legal challenge to the results is likely.

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the victory and informed LifeNews.com that Miller-Meeks is the 18th new pro-life woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this year, joining 11 returning incumbents.

Of the 18 newly-elected women, ten have flipped seats formerly held by pro-abortion Democrats.

“A record 29 pro-life women will serve in the House of Representatives in the next Congress: continued proof that life is winning in America,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “These pro-life champions will serve as a brick wall against the radical pro-abortion agenda of Speaker Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats dead set on taking out even modest protections for pro-life Americans such as the Hyde Amendment and similar legacy riders.“The exponential growth of pro-life women in the House is reflective of the fact that life has gone from being viewed as a political problem to a winning issue. These women have already done important work to expose the extremism of their radical pro-abortion opponents and we look forward to working alongside them to depend lifesaving law and policy in Congress.”

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A full breakdown of pro-life women victories and races yet to be called follows:

U.S. Senate:

  • Hon. 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 January 5, 2021
  • Six pro-life women will serve in the U.S. Senate next Congress, seven if Sen. Loeffler wins the runoff

U.S. House:

  • All 11 pro-life women incumbents have won re-election
  • 18 new pro-life women elected to the House with one race still to be called:
    • 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 seat
    • Michelle Steel (CA-48) – flipped Democrat-held seat
    • Young Kim (CA-39) – flipped Democrat-held seat
    • Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) – flipped Democrat held seat
    • Lauren Boebert (CO-03)
    • Beth Van Duyne (TX-24)
    • Victoria Spartz (IN-05)
    • Lisa McClain (MI-10)
    • Kat Cammack (FL-03)
    • Diana Harshbarger (TN-01)
    • Mary Miller (IL-15)
    • Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14)
  • 1 race featuring a pro-life woman yet to be called:
    • Claudia Tenney (NY-22)