By Laura Echevarria, NRL Press Secretary
WASHINGTON – Pro-life Republican Senator Thom Tillis was declared the victor today, defeating pro-abortion former state Senator Democrat Cal Cunningham in the race for U.S. Senate. Sen. Tillis prevailed, although outspent by a margin of over 2-1.
Senator Tillis was endorsed by National Right to Life.
“We congratulate Senator Thom Tillis for his re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “National Right to Life reached out to voters across the state of North Carolina to make it clear that the pro-life values of the state would be best represented in the U.S. Senate by Senator Thom Tillis and voters responded.”
Senator Tillis co-sponsored and voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation would protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of experiencing great pain when being killed by dismemberment or other late abortion methods.
Senator Tillis co-sponsored and voted for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This Act would require that a baby born alive during an abortion be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child delivered at the same gestational age.
Senator Tillis also opposes using taxpayer dollars to pay for abortion, and he opposes taxpayer funding of abortion providers.
During his first term, Senator Tillis voted to confirm hundreds of federal judges to the bench who pledged to interpret the Constitution as it was written, including Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
“National Right to Life looks forward to continuing our work with Senator Tillis in the U.S. Senate to advance life-affirming, pro-life policies that protect unborn children and their mothers,” said Tobias.