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National Right to Life Grateful for Senator Mitch McConnell

Feb 28, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today announced that he will step down from his role in leadership in November. The following is a statement from Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life:

We thank Senator Mitch McConnell for his pro-life leadership. His dedication to the right to life and his efforts to protect mothers and their unborn babies have been unwavering over the years.

Senator McConnell’s work on judicial appointments ensured that the judiciary remained an arbiter of the law and did not act as a legislative branch creating laws by judicial fiat. His role in ensuring the confirmation of solid, conservative judges and justices has been instrumental and his leadership, particularly on lifetime nominations to the courts, has cemented his place in history.

The pro-life movement will forever be grateful that his efforts led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates 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, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.