Connor Semelsberger and Ruth Moreno on Pro-Life Electoral Victories Show Wide Appeal Across America

More than a dozen pro-life Republican women will be joining the House of Representatives this year, following their electoral victories in the 2020 election. | Screenshot: Twitter/Susan B. Anthony List

The convoluted 2020 election did make one thing clear: pro-life issues are winning in America. Pro-life candidates have outperformed their pro-abortion opponents in several battleground states, and pro-life women in particular garnered a significant amount of support from voters in the 2020 elections.

In Montana, former Democratic Governor Steve Bullock, ran against current Sen. Steve Daines, who is the Chairman of the Senate Pro-life Caucus. As governor, Bullock had vetoed pro-life laws to restrict abortion past the point the unborn child can feel pain and to protect infants that survive failed abortions, Sen. Daines won re-election by over 60,000 votes. Even more telling is that the people of Montana elected former U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), another pro-life champion, to replace Bullock as Governor.

Other pro-life senators overperformed expectations. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has been a pro-life champion as Senate Majority Leader, won his race by nearly 20 percentage points. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has led on pro-life legislation, handily defeated his opponent despite claims that his race was supposed to be close. Pro-life Iowa Senator Joni Ernst easily won her race despite various pundits claiming she was vulnerable.

Pro-life incumbents in the House of Representatives also did well in fending off strong pro-abortion challengers in tightly contested suburban districts. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), won her race by 7 percentage points, despite being named as a top Democratic target. She had led the charge to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act up for a vote in the House as a response to the radically pro-abortion legislation passed in New York. Additionally, Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Don Bacon (R-Neb.), and Scott Perry (R-Penn.), all consistent pro-life leaders, won their races by wide margins. Representative Chip Roy (R-Texas), who is a champion on life and other issues, defeated high profile abortion activist and former state Senator Wendy Davis in a suburban district between Austin and San Antonio.

With these pro-life gains in the House, it will likely be possible to obtain more signatures on the discharge petition, which will force House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – which she has so far refused to do.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Connor Semelsberger and Ruth Moreno

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