Wins in North Carolina special elections bode well for 2020

WASHINGTON – National Right to Life congratulates pro-life Congressmen-elect Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy for winning the September 10, 2019 U.S. House of Representatives special elections in North Carolina.

“National Right to Life is pleased that North Carolina voters elected Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy, reflecting their pro-life values,” said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president.

“Dan Bishop’s opponent, Dan McCready, supported abortion on demand and lost,” Tobias added. “Dan Bishop’s and Greg Murphy’s positions on life reflect the true values of North Carolina’s voters. Both are pro-life and oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortions. They will help us protect pro-life laws and save babies’ lives by opposing Nancy Pelosi’s radical pro-abortion agenda.”

Both Dan Bishop and Greg Murphy were endorsed by National Right to Life.

North Carolina’s 9th congressional district race between pro-life Republican Dan Bishop and pro-abortion Democrat Dan McCready was often cited as a bellwether for the 2020 elections. The National Right to Life Victory Fund reached more than 45,000 identified pro-life registered voters in North Carolina by mail, phone, flyers, and through social media with information about the differences between pro-life Republican Dan Bishop and pro-abortion Democrat Dan McCready. Bishop prevailed 51% to 49%.

The win marks the third of three 2019 special elections in which the pro-life candidate endorsed by National Right to Life won. In May, pro-life Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Fred Keller (PA 12) soundly defeated his pro-abortion opponent in a special election.

“A majority of voters disagree with the Democrats’ extreme position on abortion, which allows abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy,” Tobias added.