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  • In a Kamala Harris Presidency, Women and Unborn Babies Will Be the Losers July 21, 2024
    WASHINGTON—Joe Biden today announced that he would not run for president and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee. “If elected president, Harris would press on with this Administration’s extreme agenda supporting expansionist policies that push abortion on demand at any time, anywhere, and under any circumstances,” said Carol Tobias, president of National […]
  • Pro-Life Ohio Senator J.D. Vance is an “Excellent Choice” for Vice President July 15, 2024
    WASHINGTON – Carol Tobias, the president of National Right to Life, the federation of state right-to-life affiliates, applauded pro-life Senator J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) as an “excellent choice” for vice president by presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump. Trump announced Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate today on Truth Social. “National Right to Life believes […]
  • National Right to Life Responds to Fort Liberty Presentation July 11, 2024
    WASHINGTON – According to documentation circulating on social media and confirmed in a statement by Fort Liberty, an anti-terrorism briefing created by a local garrison employee equated National Right to Life with terrorist groups and accused NRLC of fomenting violence and clinic bombings. “In a presentation that is deeply offensive to pro-life Americans across the nation, Fort Liberty promoted […]
  • National Right to Life on the GOP Platform July 8, 2024
    WASHINGTON — Today, the Republican National Committee Platform Committee approved the draft language of the Republican Party Platform. “We thank the platform committee for its hard work ensuring that the party’s goal of protecting women and their preborn children is clearly stated,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “In contrast to what […]
  • National Right to Life’s Response to Tonight’s Presidential Debate June 28, 2024
    WASHINGTON — Tonight, as the leading candidates for president squared off in the presidential debate, the abortion issue took front and center in the first half hour. President Biden’s record clearly shows his entrenched support of unlimited abortion and tonight’s debate shows that Joe Biden is willing to engage in fearmongering and misinformation to campaign […]
  • U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Moyle v. United States June 27, 2024
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision in Moyle v. United States dismissing the case as “improvidently granted.” The decision reinstates the lower court’s pause on the Idaho law in question while litigation continues in the lower courts. National Right to Life was seeking a ruling on the merits, however, the Court made clear […]
  • U.S. Supreme Court Appears to Issue a Decision in Moyle v. United States June 26, 2024
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a temporary post on its website, appears to have issued a 6-3 decision in Moyle v. United States and dismissed the case as “improvidently granted.” The decision reinstates the lower court’s pause on the Idaho law in question while litigation continues in the lower courts. While we were […]
  • NRLC Letter Supporting FY2025 State/Foreign Ops, DOD, and Homeland Security June 25, 2024
    To view or download a PDF version of this letter, click here. Re: National Right to Life Urges Support for FY2025 State/Foreign Ops, DOD, and Homeland Security Appropriations  Dear Member of Congress:  The House of Representatives is expected to vote on final passage of the FY2025 Department of State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Act (H.R. 8771), […]
  • National Right to Life Conference: Closing Gala Keynote Speaker is Kayleigh McEnany June 25, 2024
    WASHINGTON – On Saturday, June 29, National Right to Life’s 53rd annual conference will close with a gala. The keynote speaker for the closing event is Kayleigh McEnany. “We are excited to have the co-host of Outnumbered on Fox News, former White House press secretary, and author, Kayleigh McEnany as our keynote speaker,” said Carol […]
  • National Right to Life Commemorates the 2nd Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs June 24, 2024
    Condemns the Actions of the Biden-Harris Administration and Its Pro-abortion Allies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. In the decision, the Court wrote: The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to […]

Pro-Life Candidates Fare Well in WV Primary

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL-PAC) endorsed in 114 races in the May 14 West Virginia primary. Of the 114 races where the WVL-PAC made endorsements, there were 99 victories (87%). In the 15 cases where the WVL-PAC-endorsed candidates did not prove to be successful, at least seven winners returned pro-life surveys. 

To no one’s surprise, Donald Trump is the presidential nominee coming in at 88%. Jim Justice won the U.S. Senate race by a 61% to 27% margin, which was true to polling. Incumbent U.S. Representative-1st District Carol Miller won her reelection bid 63% to 37%. Riley Moore is the nominee in the fall for U.S. Representative-2nd District.

Continuing a “changing of the guard” in the Board of Public Works, Governor nominee Patrick Morrisey will go up against pro-abortion Democrat Steve Williams in the November 5 general election. JB McCuskey won the Attorney General nomination race by 20 percentage points. The Secretary of State nominee is Kris Warner, whose nearest challenger was beaten by 50,000 votes. Pro-life Mark Hunt is the Auditor nominee. Uncontested candidate Larry Pack is the State Treasurer-elect and incumbent Kent Leonhardt moves on to defend his role as Agriculture Commissioner in November. 

With the election of Supreme Court Division 1 winner Haley Bunn and Division 2 winner Charles Trump, the SCOWV make-up will change from 3-2 to 4-1 in favor of families. WVL-PAC endorsed Elgine McArdle lost in her bid for Intermediate Court of Appeals to S. Ryan White. 

Pro-life Senate President Craig Blair lost the Republican nomination to pro-life challenger Tom Willis in the 11th Senatorial District. “Senate President Craig Blair was instrumental in the passing of numerous pieces of pro-life legislation over his years in office,” said WVFL Legislative Director Sadie Keaton. “Many lives have been saved because of his steadfast commitment to the unborn. Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Some highlights of the evening included two victories. One was pro-life challenger Chris Rose (61%) defeating incumbent Mike Maroney (39%) in Senate District 2. The other was Stanley Adkins in House District 49 defeating incumbent Heather Tully.  

The following quote can be attributed to Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of West Virginians for Life PAC: “The PAC works to support pro-life candidates from both parties. The overwhelming pro-life successes in this election are, in part, due to voters’ desires to elect legislators at both the federal and state levels, who reflect their values regarding the dignity of each human life. West Virginians for Life looks forward to seeing increased support for pro-life candidates in the general election in November.”

West Virginians for Life, the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, is the state’s largest pro-life group with more than 25 local pro-life chapters. West Virginians for Life works through education, legislation, and political action to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia.

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Senate District 2 nomination winner Chris Rose with WVFL President Wanda Franz

Pro-Life Patrick Morrisey will move on to the November 5 Governor race against pro-abortion Steve Williams. Morrisey is seen here with WVFL Political Liaison Karen Cross.