Stunning Election Results in Virginia Republican Primary Mean Farewell to a Pro-life Leader


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

Last night pro-Life Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated by David Brat in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Congressman Cantor had a 100% pro-life voting record and in his role as Majority Leader, Cantor advanced legislation that protected unborn babies and their mothers and moved our country forward respecting the right to life of all vulnerable Americans. The faithfulness Cantor has shown to the pro-life cause was essential to our legislative efforts. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with him.

“Virginia Society for Human Life is saddened to lose a pro-life leader of the stature of Majority Leader Eric Cantor,” said Virginia Society for Human Life President Olivia Gans Turner. “During his tenure, Congressman Cantor has proven himself to be a true friend of unborn babies and all innocent and vulnerable human life. He built a legacy of courage advancing pro-life bills that would protect unborn babies everywhere. Pro-lifers could count on him to do the right thing. Thank you, Congressman Cantor.”

In another race, pro-life Congressman Rob Wittman won a solid victory in the Republican primary in the 1st Congressional District. Virginia Society for Human Life congratulates Rep. Wittman on a successful race.

“Virginia is fortunate to be represented in the majority of our members of Congress are pro-life individuals,” assured Gans Turner. “VSHL will continue to work to keep all those seats represented by pro-lifers this fall and add more to that list!”