Americans United for Life congratulates the numerous pro-life candidates who achieved victory at the ballot box in this year’s midterm elections. Senate leaders like Sen. Marco Rubio and newly-minted Sen. J.D. Vance are powerful voices for the human right to life. And in the states, Gov. Kristi Noem, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Gov. Greg Abott, and Gov. Kevin Stitt are only a few of the many pro-life leaders who we count on to protect life.
Tragically, important pro-life ballot measures failed in Kentucky and Montana, and pro-abortion measures prevailed in Michigan and were enshrined overwhelmingly in California and Vermont. These are sobering results. Abortion activists, by some estimates, spent $500 million or more on pro-abortion advertising this election cycle. We have long known that pro-life advocates are oftentimes outspent ten to one or worse by pro-abortion activists. And while money alone does not explain, let alone justify, democratic measures that would purport to make lawful lethal violence against the preborn, the awareness and influence that financial resources make possible will continue to shape elections and ballot measures.
“We are entering a turbulent period in American history,” said Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life. “The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs to make abortion a state issue means that it will dominate our elections for years to come, and constitutional, federal, and state action will all now be required to clarify once and for all that abortion is incompatible with constitutional justice, with equal justice and the equal protection of the law.”
“Americans United for Life remains steadfast in our mission to advance the human right to life, and we will be responding to the sobering results of the midterms with a comprehensive American Life Initiative that lays out a generational strategy for the abolition of abortion. We have a chance this century to truly correct the errors of the last century on the human right to life, and to enshrine social policy that makes choosing life the default for every mother and father.”
“I invite all Americans of good will to join with Americans United for Life to grow our mission and raise our voice now and for the years to come. We are embarking on a new era in the pro-life movement, and we must stand together to achieve the victories necessary to overcome Roe’s deadly effects. We will prevail, together.”