WASHINGTON — National Right to Life announced its endorsement of Solicitor General Liz Murrill for Attorney General of Louisiana.
“National Right to Life is pleased to endorse Liz Murrill for Louisiana Attorney General,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Throughout her time in public service, Liz Murrill has demonstrated a deep commitment to the rule of law and to the protection of unborn children and their mothers from unlimited abortion.”
Liz Murrill supports protections for unborn children and their mothers. As Solicitor General, Murrill has defended numerous pro-life measures in state and federal courts, including one such measure before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Liz Murrill was also instrumental in the implementation of Louisiana’s Human Life Protection Act, which went into effect following the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson. In the law’s first year, Louisiana saw a steep decline in the number of abortions. An estimated 6,500 lives were saved, according to one estimate.
In contrast, her opponent Lindsey Cheek calls herself a “fierce advocate” for abortion and has made her opposition to Louisiana’s protections for unborn children and their mothers a focal point of her campaign. In other states, pro-abortion attorneys general have declined to defend protections for unborn children and their mothers in their states when challenged by pro-abortion groups in court.
“On the issue of abortion, Lindsey Cheek is widely out of step with the people of Louisiana,” said Tobias. “Louisianans support commonsense protections for unborn children and their mothers from unlimited abortion. They want an attorney general they can count on to defend the protective measures they have encouraged their elected representatives to pass.”
Liz Murrill is also endorsed by Louisiana Right to Life, the state affiliate of National Right to Life. In 2022, the organization presented Murrill with its Leadership for Life Award.