By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
The lead sponsor of landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), won his nomination in South Carolina’s primary election on June 10.
Graham, who was endorsed by National Right to Life, easily won the seven-way Republican nomination and avoided a runoff by winning 57 percent of the vote.
On May 13 Graham challenged Democrats in the U.S. Senate to allow side-by-side votes on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and on S.1696, pro-abortion legislation introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.) that would invalidate virtually all state limitations on abortion.
Pro-abortion state Senator Brad Hutto (D) won the Democratic primary, and will challenge Senator Graham in November.
Considered a “solid Republican” state by political pundits, 55 percent of South Carolina voters chose Romney in 2012.
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