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Victory in Iowa: Senator Joni Ernst Wins Re-Election to U.S. Senate

Nov 4, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON – Pro-life Republican Senator Joni Ernst Tuesday night defeated pro-abortion Democrat Theresa Greenfield in the race for U.S. Senate. Senator Ernst was endorsed by National Right to Life.

“We congratulate Senator Joni Ernst for her re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “National Right to Life reached out to voters across the state of Iowa to make it clear that the pro-life values of the state would be best represented in the U.S. Senate by Senator Ernst and voters responded.”

Senator Joni Ernst co-sponsored and voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.

Senator Ernst co-sponsored and voted for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This Act would require that a baby born alive during an abortion be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child delivered at the same gestational age.

Senator Ernst opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion, and she opposes taxpayer funding of abortion providers.

“National Right to Life looks forward to continuing our work with Senator Ernst in the U.S. Senate to advance life-affirming, pro-life policies that protect unborn children and their mothers,” said Tobias.

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.