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National Right to Life Endorses Liz Murrill for Attorney General in Louisiana

Oct 27, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — National Right to Life announced its endorsement of Solicitor General Liz Murrill for Attorney General of Louisiana.

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Liz Murrill for Louisiana Attorney General,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Throughout her time in public service, Liz Murrill has demonstrated a deep commitment to the rule of law and to the protection of unborn children and their mothers from unlimited abortion.”

Liz Murrill supports protections for unborn children and their mothers. As Solicitor General, Murrill has defended numerous pro-life measures in state and federal courts, including one such measure before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liz Murrill was also instrumental in the implementation of Louisiana’s Human Life Protection Act, which went into effect following the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson. In the law’s first year, Louisiana saw a steep decline in the number of abortions. An estimated 6,500 lives were saved, according to one estimate.

In contrast, her opponent Lindsey Cheek calls herself a “fierce advocate” for abortion and has made her opposition to Louisiana’s protections for unborn children and their mothers a focal point of her campaign. In other states, pro-abortion attorneys general have declined to defend protections for unborn children and their mothers in their states when challenged by pro-abortion groups in court.

“On the issue of abortion, Lindsey Cheek is widely out of step with the people of Louisiana,” said Tobias. “Louisianans support commonsense protections for unborn children and their mothers from unlimited abortion. They want an attorney general they can count on to defend the protective measures they have encouraged their elected representatives to pass.”

Liz Murrill is also endorsed by Louisiana Right to Life, the state affiliate of National Right to Life. In 2022, the organization presented Murrill with its Leadership for Life Award.

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.