Washington, DC— Americans United for Life, a national leader in life-affirming law and policy, congratulations John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana, on his successful re-election.

Statement from Catherine Glenn Foster, Americans United for Life President & CEO:

I congratulate Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana on his successful re-election. We live in a time of often needless political hostility and polarization, and the re-election of John Bel Edwards is a powerful signal that issues like the human right to life are genuinely bipartisan. The people of Louisiana are an ardently life-affirming people, and that’s reflected in the re-election of Gov. John Bel Edwards, who is himself a powerful advocate for life.

Louisiana should serve as a model to the nation: Louisiana voters had the choice of strong life-affirming candidates from both sides of the aisle, ensuring that voters would have a pro-life governor no matter how they cast their ballot.

We wish Gov. Edwards success in his next term, and look forward to Louisiana continuing to serve as a witness for the nation for what a strong and successful pro-life Democrat looks like.”

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.

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