By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life
To all the wonderful pro-lifers who helped us during this election season, a heart-felt “Thank you!” So many grassroots pro-lifers assisted in so many different ways, helping to pave the way to oust pro-abortion Harry Reid from his role as Senate Majority Leader.
Whether you volunteered your time to pass out flyers, knocked on doors, made phone calls, donated to NRL’s PAC and Victory Fund, shared info about the candidates via your social media outlets, or made sure your pro-life family and friends voted, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the sacrifices you made.
I’m sure that you, like me and the NRLC staff, went to bed very happy last night. I know some of you worked hard on races that didn’t turn out as you wanted. But overall, we made huge gains for the babies and the medically vulnerable.
Thank you for all your hard work to elect pro-life candidates. Along with holding most pro-life incumbents, we also picked up seven votes in the Senate, eight when (as expected) Alaska is called for Dan Sullivan, and nine when (!) Bill Cassidy defeats Mary Landrieu in the Louisiana senatorial run-off.
We increased our pro-life margin in the House of Representatives, and we picked up a pro-life Governor’s seat in Arkansas.
And I want to extend congratulations to our affiliate in Tennessee for the successful passage of Amendment 1. They have successfully amended the TN constitution so that the legislature can pass pro-life legislation.
I am very proud of the NRLC staff. They put in many long hours and found ways to do an incredible amount of effective work with not a lot of money (compared to many other groups). And while they were celebrating the victories last night, the discussion already moved on to the 2016 elections—the presidential race as well as our determination to hold the majority we now have in the Senate.
Pro-life work never ends, but it’s a privilege to be a part of the greatest movement for social justice of our time. Let us rejoice in our victories yesterday, knowing that we took an important step forward.
God bless you all.