Communications Department

Right to Life Election Victory in Mississippi

Aug 9, 2023 | 2023 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON – National Right to Life and Mississippi Right to Life hailed tonight’s primary election victory of Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann.

During the primary campaign, Lt. Governor Hosemann was wrongly attacked by his opponents as being a supporter of abortion.

“The voters of Mississippi have spoken and have shown that they respect the long-standing pro-life record of Lt. Governor Hosemann,” said National Right to Life Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “Mississippi Right to Life and National Right to Life are pleased that pro-life Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann will be on the ballot this fall. Delbert Hosemann has served well and deserves to be re-elected in November.”

Lt. Governor Hosemann was endorsed by Mississippi Right to Life and National Right to Life in the primary election and also for the general election to be held on Nov. 7, 2023.

“For nearly 30 years, we have worked with Delbert Hosemann to do everything possible to protect the babies and their mothers in Mississippi,” continued Fischbach. “Delbert is a true pro-life champion.”

Delbert Hosemann has always supported protections for unborn children and their mothers, and he opposes using Mississippi tax dollars to pay for abortions.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, Lt. Governor Hosemann appointed a study group to hold hearings, hear testimony, and draft legislation related to issues facing women, children, and families in Mississippi, including adoption, foster care, child support, and maternal and child healthcare. In December, the group unveiled a series of proposals, much of which has since been signed into law.

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.