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National Right to Life Endorses Mike Flood in Nebraska Congressional Special Election

Jun 2, 2022 | 2022 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON— National Right to Life announced its endorsement of Senator Mike Flood in the June 28th special election for Nebraska’s 1st Congressional seat.

“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Mike Flood for election to Congress,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “As the lead sponsor of the landmark Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in Nebraska, Senator Flood holds a place of special distinction in the history of the pro-life movement. We look forward to working with him to build upon this proud legacy in Congress.”

Senator Flood supports pro-life protections to safeguard the lives of unborn babies and their mothers. Senator Flood significantly advanced the entire pro-life movement with his introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which ultimately went into effect in 2010 and continues to save lives today. Recognizing medical and scientific evidence which proves unborn babies are capable of experiencing great pain by at least 20 weeks, the law protects unborn babies in Nebraska from brutal late abortions.

Senator Flood opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion or to fund abortion providers. He supports the longstanding Hyde Amendment, which bars federal tax dollars from being used for abortions in many federal programs. The Hyde Amendment has saved an estimated 2.5 million lives since its passage in 1976.

Senator Flood opposes the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, which really should be called the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” because it would enshrine abortion in federal law and policies, and it would tear down pro-life protections on the state level including parental involvement and informed consent laws.

By contrast, his opponent, Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, supports a policy of abortion on demand for any reason, and she would use American tax dollars to pay for it. On her resume, Pansing Brooks highlights that she served on the board of the Lincoln, Nebraska branch of the nation’s largest abortion chain.

“Mike Flood is a hero of the pro-life movement,” said Tobias. “His dedication to defending vulnerable members of the human family and his exemplary pro-life leadership in Nebraska will make him a welcome addition to Congress.”

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.