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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

North Carolina Solidly Pro-Life in Election

North Carolina pro-lifers helped elect pro-life candidates at the federal and state levels. 

On the federal level, North Carolina went for the pro-life Romney/Ryan team and 10 of the 13 members of Congress. The Congressional District 7 race between incumbent Mike McIntyre (D) and David Rouzer (R) is still in dispute; but, both candidates are pro-life.  North Carolina Right to Life PAC had a 71% success rate in its support of candidates for President/Vice President and members of Congress.

On the state-wide level, there were many pro-life successes. Governor Pat McCrory became the first pro-life Governor since 1988 when a Republican last held the office. Steve Troxler was reelected as Agriculture Commissioner.  Paul Newby was reelected to the North Carolina Supreme Court.  Chris Dillon was elected to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.  Pro-life candidate for Lt. Governor Dan Forest has not been declared the winner pending the count of provisional and absentee ballots and the possibility of a recount.

The state legislature is now solidly in the hands of a pro-life majorities.  North Carolina Right to Life PAC supported 116 state candidates for both the House and Senate; 99 of these pro-life candidates were elected, for a success rate of 85%.

“We are extremely grateful that North Carolina went for the pro-life team Romney/Ryan over the pro-abortion Obama/Biden ticket and elected pro-life majorities for the U. S. House and the General Assembly.  We look forward to working with our newly elected pro-life Governor and the state legislature to pass laws that will provide protection for unborn children and their mothers. North Carolina has a responsibility to its citizens to protect innocent life and support mothers in carrying their children to term,” stated Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life.

(Excerpt from NCRTL PAC press release.)