Virginia Society for Human Life
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Pro-lifers Win Majorities in 2011 Election!
Virginia Society for Human Life congratulates the winners in yesterday’s elections and celebrates the victory of so many pro-life candidates. The voice of the people of Virginia has been heard clearly, and that voice is decidedly pro-life!
Eleven of VSHL endorsed candidates for the Virginia Senate were elected yesterday along with twenty-one endorsed members of the House of Delegates. A total of four new pro-life members were elected to the State Senate, along with eighteen incumbent pro-life Senators. This means that there is now, after many years, a pro-life majority of twenty-two members of the Virginia Senate.
"This election proves that the pro-life increment is decisive in close races. We devoted our efforts to educating voters on the extreme voting records of pro-abortion incumbent senators. As of this writing, pro-life challenger Bryce Reeves leads pro-abortion incumbent State Sen. Edd Houck, in a race where the life issue was dominant in the closing days of the campaign,” said Holly Smith, Chairman of the VSHL PAC.
In the House of Delegates twelve new pro-life members were elected. Fifty-seven pro-life incumbents held on to their seats to bring the total number of the pro-life majority to sixty-nine. VSHL PAC, Virginia’s only single issue, pro-life Political action committee, worked throughout the Commonwealth to help elect pro-life candidates by defeating pro-abortion incumbents Robin Abbott and Minority Leader Ward Armstrong, as well as Bill Barlow, who had a mixed voting record on life issues.
“The will of the people of Virginia has spoken and it is clearly pro-life”, said Olivia Gans, President. “We look forward to working with all the members of the General Assembly in 2012 in order to pass truly protective legislation for the unborn and their mothers, those with disabilities, and the elderly.” VSHL is committed to the protection of innocent human life from conception to natural death.