Pro-life activists are horrified by the prospect of a Biden-Harris White House, which has been dubbed “the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in history.”
And while the outcome of the presidential election is still uncertain, pro-lifers already have reason to celebrate.
That’s because the American people elected a record number of pro-life women who will keep up the fight in Washington regardless of who is in the White House.
The number of pro-life women in the U.S. House will more than double as a result of the 2020 elections, and as many as seven pro-life women will serve in the U.S. Senate.
National pro-life groups are celebrating the victories of 13 pro-life incumbent women who won reelection, and 17 new pro-life women who were elected to the House.
“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) president Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement after the election.
With six, and possibly seven, pro-life women in the Senate, the next Congress will feature a record number of pro-life women, according to SBA List. Dannenfelser said SBA is “all in” and confident that Sen. Kelly Loeffler will win her January runoff race in Georgia.
Dannenfelser, who co-chaired Pro-Life Voices for Trump, said the election results were “a resounding victory for pro-life women everywhere and an enormous advancement of Susan B. Anthony List’s mission.”
“These gains are a repudiation of abortion extremism and further evidence that life is a winning issue in politics,” she said.
Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins also lauded the victory and credited millennials, or the “Pro-Life Generation,” for campaigning for pro-life candidates.
“They knocked on doors nationwide so that pro-life legislators could get to work defending women and their children, born and pre-born,” Hawkins said.
Hawkins said it’s “especially exciting” to see pro-life women joining the ranks of anti-abortion advocates in Congress.
“Pro-life women know that we don’t have to sacrifice our families or our careers to make a difference for life,” she said.
“There are stories of great victory in this cycle, if you take the time to look. This is only the beginning.”
While Kamala Harris openly supports abortion on demand and abortion up until birth, Biden has already vowed to roll back many of President Trump’s executives orders and dismantle his administration’s pro-life policies.
This includes the Mexico City Policy, which would restore funding to NGOs who provide abortion services, and the Hyde Amendment, which would force taxpayers to pay for abortion on demand.
National Right to Life said in a statement to The Christian Post that Biden, who was endorsed by Planned Parenthood, would “expand access to abortion” and “reverse pro-life laws and policies.”
“Biden would be the abortion president,” the organization said.
“Biden has claimed that he would represent all Americans as president. However, he and his administration would fail to protect the most vulnerable among us: the unborn child.”
Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America, told The Christian Post that Biden’s win is “by no means a mandate to embrace extreme abortion policy.”
“The Democratic Party should be thankful and attentive to those voters who had enough faith in Biden’s background and humanity to cast their ballot for the ticket despite their pro-life stance,” Day said.
“The party should also be mindful of the negative effect the extreme abortion position had on congressional and down-ballot races, particularly in the south and middle America.”
Day noted that 81 candidates endorsed by Democrats for Life won their elections.
Here’s a complete look at the pro-life women who won election or re-election to Congress:
Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) won election, while Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) all won reelection. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) advanced to a runoff to take place Jan. 5, 2021.
Maria Salazar (FL-27), Yvette Herrell (NM-02), Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Nancy Mace (SC-01), Stephanie Bice (OK-05), Ashley Hinson (IA-01), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Young Kim (CA-39), and Michelle Steel (CA-48) each flipped Democrat-held seats.
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), Victoria Spartz (IN-05), and Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) each won an open seat or reelection.
The House races involving Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Esther Joy King (IL-17), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) have yet to be called.