The pro-life movement can be comforted to know that come this January there will be a record number of women representing them in Congress.
An historic 21 women who define themselves as pro-life will be serving in the 114th Congress, beating the previous high of 18. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said that in 1992, when she started the SBA List, there were only two pro-life women in Congress. What a difference a few elections make.
The four new pro-life women joining the House of Representatives include Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Mimi Walters (R-CA). As for the Senate, it will gain pro-life fighter Joni Ernst (R-Iowa).
This new pro-life representation bodes well for legislation like the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill which would ban abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has committed to introduce it for a vote once he becomes majority leader.