Third consecutive pro-life win in 2017 elections
WASHINGTON – National Right to Life congratulates pro-life Republican Greg Gianforte for his solid win against pro-abortion Democrat Rob Quist in yesterday’s special election in Montana. Gianforte will replace pro-life Rep. Ryan Zinke, who was named U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
The National Right to Life Victory Fund contacted thousands of identified pro-life voters in Montana with information about the differences between pro-life Republican Greg Gianforte and pro-abortion Democrat Rob Quist. Gianforte prevailed 50% to 44%.
“Rob Quist supported abortion on demand and lost,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. “Greg Gianforte’s position on life reflects the true values of Montana’s voters. Greg Gianforte is pro-life and opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortions. He will help us continue to pass pro-life laws and save babies’ lives.”
Thursday’s win in Montana marks the third of three 2017 elections in which the pro-life candidate won. Elections in Kansas’ 4th congressional district, Omaha’s mayoral election, and Montana’s at-large special election were clear-cut pro-life/pro-abortion contests.
The next special election will be held in Georgia’s sixth congressional district on June 20, in a highly publicized contest between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff. Republican Karen Handel is pro-life and opposes using tax dollars to pay for abortion. Democrat Jon Ossoff supports unlimited abortion, and he supports using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion on demand.
Yesterday’s special election in Montana points out the problem Democrats have that will continue to cause them to lose elections across the nation.
In April, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez decided that the DNC would only support candidates who support an extreme abortion agenda calling for unrestricted abortion for any reason – including late abortions after 20 weeks and taxpayer funding of abortion. In many areas of the country, Democratic candidates must have pro-life votes in order to win, however they also must appease the pro-abortion masters of the Democratic Party, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL and EMILY’s List.
“The pro-abortion side cannot match the infrastructure and grassroots base of National Right to Life and its 3,000 chapters and state affiliates, which can respond quickly anywhere in the country,” Tobias added. “With this latest pro-abortion litmus test for Democratic candidates, the Democratic Party will continue to lose elections.”