Pro-Life Perspective on the 2022 Midterm Election

Pro-Life Perspective on the 2022 Midterm Election

Pro-abort pundits are blaming pro-life for defeating a so-called “red wave” — that’s clearly political spin designed to discourage.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released one day prior to the election reported 64% of Americans reject abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. A CNN exit poll taken on election day showed inflation was voters’ number one issue.

In 2022, thirty-six states held elections for governors, many of whom championed limits on abortion. In states with abortion restrictions, pro-life gubernatorial candidates who boldly proclaimed the sanctity of life won.

  • Oklahoma enacted a near total ban on abortion and pro-life Gov. Kevin Stitt was reelected.
  • Texas’ Heartbeat law bans abortion after six weeks and, there, pro-life Gov. Gregg Abbott sailed to victory along with many other pro-life candidates.
  • In 2019, Georgia enacted a law banning abortion after six weeks. Gov. Brian Kemp trounced Stacey Abrahams who campaigned on the lie that “there’s no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” while claiming ultrasound is part of some grand conspiracy to control women’s bodies.
  • Florida enacted a fifteen week abortion ban and Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio and many other pro-life candidates won re-election easily.

 

California’s own Kevin Kiley and Mike Garcias won their bids for Congress, officially ending pro-aborts’ control of the House. There are now enough pro-life House members to stop any attempt to codify Roe v. Wade.

 

 

Editor’s Note:  The original version incorrectly reported a CNN poll found 75% of voters cited inflation as their number one election issue.  While inflation was the top issue, the CNN exit poll reported that only about one third of voters cited inflation as their number one issue, not 75%.  That same CNN poll reported that more than three-quarters of voters said inflation had caused hardship for them and their family over the past year.  The League regrets the error and has updated this piece to correct the oversight and to include hyperlinks supporting the statistics cited. 

Susan Swift Arnall, Esq.
susan@righttolifeleague.org

Civil Rights attorney for the Unborn, Wife and Mother of 7. Member California State Bar, SAG/AFTRA.