Build Upon Success in Dobbs, Generate Momentum for Midterm Elections

Shortened Version of Article Written by Karen Cross, NRL Political Director




The pro-life movement has an important job to do!

Currently, the U.S. Senate is divided 50-50, with pro-abortion Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker. On November 8, 2022, there will be 14 Democrat and 21 Republican Senate seats on the ballot across the nation. If Democrats increase their number, they will change the filibuster rules, alter the makeup of the Supreme Court by increasing the number of justices, and ultimately undo pro-life successes like the Dobbs ruling.

The Democrats’ extreme and constitutionally dubious abortion legislation, deceptively titled the Women’s Health Protection Act, would pass both houses of Congress. It should really be called the ”Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” because it would enshrine abortion in federal law and policies, and it would tear down hundreds of pro-life protections on the state level including parental involvement laws and women’s right to know laws.

The abortion industry is a formidable foe. They hide behind pretty words like “choice,” “freedom,” and “health care.” Even “Planned Parenthood,” the name of the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics, is a misnomer. But here are the facts: The abortion industry does not truly care about health, safety, or the future. They are driven by profit. They ignore pain, suffering, abandonment, and abuse, and they make billions of dollars every year doing it. To keep the money flowing, the abortion industry invests heavily in lobbyists, litigation, media, marketing, and political activities.

The pro-life movement achieved a great victory in the Dobbs case. But we cannot get complacent. Pro-life laws currently on the books are at stake in the midterm elections, and vulnerable women and babies are the ones who will pay the price if we do not take a stand. Let’s look at some of the upcoming competitive Senate races:

North Carolina

Pro-life Senator Richard Burr (R) is retiring, and North Carolina remains one of the most highly contested and most expensive battlegrounds. We need to keep this seat in pro-life hands. NRL-endorsed Congressman Ted Budd and pro-abortion former state Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley – an EMILY’s List candidate – are vying for the open seat. A WRAL-TV poll found a dead-heat race between Budd and Beasley, with Beasley leading 44% to 40%, while a more recent Civitas poll has Budd ahead, 45% to 40%. Many North Carolinians are still undecided.

Georgia

In Georgia, pro-abortion Senator Raphael Warnock (D) is seeking a full term in 2022. Warnock has voted for taxpayer funding of abortion and against legislation to protect unborn babies at 20 weeks when they can feel pain. NRL-endorsed businessman and football legend Herschel Walker is challenging Warnock in a race considered a tossup.