Wednesday, November 11, 2020 : By Nathan Skates
While most eyes were on the Presidential election, pro-life women were winning big in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the last Congress, only 13 Republican women served. In the upcoming Congress, at least 26 Republican women will serve, breaking the previous record of 24. All of the 11 Republican women who sought re-election were victorious along with 15 new Republican Congresswomen, with more races still to be decided.
The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a pro-life organization, was instrumental in electing these women. The group spent $52 million campaigning to re-elect President Trump and other Republicans and reached more than 8 million voters in battleground states. SBA’s campaign involved 2.5 million home visits, over 1,000 canvassers deployed, 14.7 million pieces of voter mail, 45 million online ad views, 6.6 million live calls completed, 7 million texts sent, and $1.6 million in contributions to pro-life candidates.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said,
“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. So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called.”
The 15 new women elected are:
There are other races involving pro-life women that have not yet been called, with four of them currently in a position to take over Democrat-held seats. Claudia Tenney leads by 11 percent in New York’s 22nd district, Nicole Malliotakis by over 15 percent in New York’s 11th district, Young Kim by about 1 percent in California’s 39th district, and Mariannette Miller-Meeks by a razor-thin 40 votes in Iowa’s 2nd district. Meanwhile, Tiffany Shedd trails by about 3.3 percent in Arizona’s 1st district.
If these results hold, Republicans will have 30 women in the House, shattering the previous record.
Peggy Young Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, wrote,
“American women are tired of the left claiming they stand for all women. The female victors in these districts are representing conservative women who live by our values, even if cancel culture seeks to silence our voices. Women spoke in this election against the bankrupt ideologies of identity politics, socialist objectives and a radical abortion agenda that cares more about killing unborn babies than caring for women faced with unplanned pregnancies.”
She went on to say,
“When the 117th Congress is sworn in next year, the House Democratic majority, likely led again by Speaker Pelosi, better heed these women. The radical leftist agenda driven by the ACLU and NARAL activists is going nowhere. Women across America deserve an agenda that respects our faith, empowers our families, protects our dignity and upholds the Constitution. Conservative women have spoken in this election, and our voices will not be silenced.”
Not only did pro-life women win in the House, they also won in the Senate. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) won re-election and are joined by newcomer Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.). Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) ran against 20 opponents in a special Senate election and qualified to compete against the leading Democrat challenger in a runoff election in January.
“This is a resounding victory for pro-life women everywhere and an enormous advancement of Susan B. Anthony List’s mission. We expect when all votes are counted and the races are called, we will have a record number of pro-life women serving in the next Congress. These gains are a repudiation of abortion extremism and further evidence that life is a winning issue in politics.”
The Democrat party claims to be the party of women while portraying Republicans as backward and sexist, yet it is clear that conservative women are sending a message. With the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and the record number of conservative women in Congress, they are challenging the flawed notion that only liberalism and abortion can allow women to succeed.