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National Right to Life Endorses Greg Abbott for Texas Governor

Jul 20, 2022 | 2022 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON— National Right to Life announced its endorsement of Greg Abbott for re-election as governor of Texas.

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Greg Abbott for re-election as governor of Texas,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “An ardent defender of the right to life throughout his career, Abbott has worked diligently as governor to protect unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion in Texas.”

Governor Abbott signed several important pro-life bills into law, including the landmark Texas Heartbeat Law, which protects unborn babies from abortion when a heartbeat can be detected. Governor Abbott also expanded support and resources available for pregnant women and their families in Texas.

Governor Abbott opposes taxpayer funding of abortion and funding for abortion providers.

In contrast, his Democrat opponent Beto O’Rourke supports a policy of abortion on demand for any reason until birth. O’Rourke has stated that if elected he would work to repeal protections for unborn children and their mothers in Texas and expand abortion in the state. He also supports using Texans’ tax dollars to pay for abortions.

Recently, O’Rourke stated that he would line-item veto state funding for pro-life crisis pregnancy centers under Texas’ $100 million Alternatives to Abortion program.

“Thanks to Governor Abbott’s dedicated leadership, Texas is recognized as a national trailblazer in protecting unborn children and their mothers from abortion,” said Tobias. “We look forward to defeating the extreme pro-abortion ideology of Beto O’Rourke and seeing continued pro-life progress in Texas with Greg Abbott as governor.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.