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National Right to Life on Election Results

Nov 7, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Tuesday, November 7, voters in Ohio voted for Issue 1 which will enshrine unlimited abortion in the state constitution.

Misinformation campaigns funded by Big Abortion and its sympathizers pushed a “women will die without Issue 1” message on Ohioans in order to win. This fearmongering led to voters deciding to allow abortion at any time and for any reason in the state of Ohio.

“Sadly, the ones who will suffer for tonight’s vote will be women and their unborn babies,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “As pro-abortion groups move in on Ohio and push to overturn protective laws, the people of Ohio will likely be shocked at the impact their decision will have.”

Continued Tobias, “We thank our affiliate Ohio Right to Life as well as the Protect Women coalition along with Governor Mike DeWine and the countless pro-lifers who sacrificed their time and energy to protect preborn babies in Ohio.”

In Kentucky, pro-abortion Governor Andy Beshear won reelection and defeated pro-life candidate Daniel Cameron.

“Daniel Cameron has been a friend to the pro-life movement and to unborn babies and their mothers,” said Tobias. “Cameron is a principled public servant and we look forward to working with him in the future.”

In a repudiation of pro-abortion slogans and misinformation campaigns, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch won re-election. AG Fitch defended the state’s abortion law that led to the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade. AG Fitch handily beat her opponent Greta Kemp Martin by a margin of approximately 2 to 1.

Tobias continued, “We congratulate pro-life champion Attorney General Fitch on her win in the polls and thank her for her dedication to the pro-life cause.”

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.