Historic Number of Pro-Life Women Elected to U.S. House

The November 2020 election saw a historic number of pro-life women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. As of November 13, 16 pro-life women won their races, including 8 who flipped their district, defeating a pro-abortion Democratic incumbent.

This surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House was a a resounding victory for pro-life women everywhere, and a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda. So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called.

Stephanie Bice

Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District (FLIPPED)

Stephanie Bice is a fourth generation Oklahoman. Elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2014, she served for two years as assistant majority floor leader and is chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Stephanie earned a 100% pro-life voting record during her time as an Oklahoma state senator. She has mentored young Republican women as a member of the Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program. Stephanie and her husband have two daughters and are active members of St. Eugene Catholic Church in Oklahoma City.

Stephanie advanced from a very competitive primary and runoff and went on to defeat incumbent pro-abortion Congresswoman Kendra Horn. She is the first Iranian American ever elected to Congress. Once sworn in, she’ll be the highest-ranking Iranian American in the US.

Lauren Boebert

Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District

Lauren Boebert is the founder, owner and operator of Shooters Grill. She has worked for numerous local political causes, including a ballot initiative to end late-term abortion more than halfway through pregnancy in Colorado, as a grassroots activist. She is very active in her community, counseling at-risk women at the local jail. Her husband Jayson works in the oil and gas industry. They have four boys.

Kat Cammack

Florida’s 3rd Congressional District

Kat Cammack is a small business owner and community activist. A graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, she went on to serve as deputy chief of staff and campaign manager to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) before moving permanently to Gainesville with her husband Matt, a first responder. Together they co-founded a nonprofit organization, The Grit Foundation, whose mission is to support local law enforcement, first responders, and veterans.

Kat, who has a 100% pro-life voting record, will be the youngest Republican woman in Congress. Kat shared that her mother defied the advice of her doctors who were pressuring her to choose abortion, and instead chose LIFE when she was pregnant with Kat.

Michelle Fischbach

Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District (FLIPPED)

Michelle Fischbach defeated longtime incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson in a District that President Trump won by more than 30% in 2016. 

Michelle Fischbach is a life-long resident of Minnesota and long-time member of the State Senate, where she served from 1996 to 2018. During her tenure in the Senate she became the first woman to serve as president of the Senate. In 2018, when former Lt. Governor Tina Smith was appointed to an open senate seat, Fischbach became the 49th Lt. Governor. She and her husband Scott have two children and five grandchildren.

A longtime pro-life activist, Michelle is the daughter of Darla St. Martin, co-Executive Director of National Right to Life. Her husband, Scott, is the Executive Director of Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life. Michelle has earned a 100% pro-life voting record, expanding funding for Pregnancy Resource Centers and advocating for numerous other pro-life laws. 

Diana Harshbarger

Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District

Diana Harshbarger is originally from Bloomingdale, Tennessee. The first in her family to graduate from college, she attended East Tennessee State University and then earned her doctorate from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. She is a licensed pharmacist and a business owner and has been a community leader for 30 years. Diana is heavily engaged with her church and local nonprofits and serves on the local Chamber of Commerce. As a long time healthcare professional, Diana understands the value of human life and is committed to protecting the lives of the mother and the baby.

Yvette Herrell

New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District (FLIPPED)

Yvette Herrell is a native New Mexican and successful small business owner. Having served her community for many years as a state legislator, Yvette is passionate about representing her pro-life constituents in New Mexico’s 2nd District.

A proven leader on life, Yvette has represented House District 51 since 2010. As a member of SBA List’s National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, she has co-sponsored several pro-life bills as well as introduced pain-capable legislation that would ban late-term abortions. She is a native New Mexican and member of Christ Community Church.

In what was a rematch of 2018, Yvette Herrell ran a top-notch campaign, defeating freshman pro-abortion Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small who stated that she supported late-term abortion.

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District (FLIPPED)

During her time in the Iowa Senate, Mariannette Miller-Meeks earned a 100% pro-life voting record. She consistently backed pro-life initiatives, such as the effort to put a pro-life constitutional amendment directly on the ballot for Iowa voters, and legislation stopping taxpayer funding of abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.

Mariannette joined the United States Army at age 18 and served for 24 years as a private, nurse, and doctor, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant colonel. She went into private practice as an ophthalmologist in 1997 and also served as a court appointed special advocate volunteer for children. Mariannette served as the first woman president of the Iowa Medical Society and was the first woman on the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa.

Young Kim

California’s 39th Congressional District (FLIPPED)

Young Kim flipped California’s 39th Congressional District, defeating pro-abortion incumbent Gil Cisneros, who consistently voted against efforts to protect the unborn.

Young is an immigrant to the United States and the first Korean-American Republican woman to serve in the California State Assembly, where she had a strong pro-life voting record. Prior to her service in the Assembly, Kim worked for former Congressman Ed Royce. Young Kim is a community leader, businesswoman and public servant. She and her husband Charles have four children.

Nancy Mace

South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District (FLIPPED)

Nancy Mace defeated pro-abortion Congressman Joe Cunningham. Prior to running for Congress, Nancy served as a state representative in the South Carolina General Assembly where she earned a 100% pro-life voting record.

She was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel in 1999, graduating magna cum laude. After earning her master’s degree in mass communication, she returned to her native Charleston and has worked in numerous industries, from public relations to corporate technology consulting to real estate. During the 2016 campaign she served as a coalitions director and field director for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. She has two sons and lives in Charleston.

Nicole Malliotakis

New York’s 11th Congressional District (FLIPPED)

Both of Nicole’s parents are immigrants. Her father is from Greece, and her mother is a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is the only Hispanic elected official in New York City and was the first of only two Greek women elected in New York State. She was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith.

Nicole earned a pro-Life voting record as a NY Assemblywoman.

Lisa McClain

Michigan’s 10th Congressional District

Lisa McClain grew up in Stockbridge, Michigan and is a graduate of Northwood University. After a successful career with American Express/Ameriprise, she went on to build the Hantz Group, a Michigan-based financial services company, which is now one of the fastest growing businesses in Michigan. She and her husband Mike have four children, including one by adoption. They live in Macomb County, Michigan.

Lisa is a Catholic and 100% pro-life. She has attended pro-life events with her church; the March For Life, and supports a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Mary Miller

Illinois’ 15th Congressional District

Mary Miller is a long-time resident of the 15th district and has a background in agriculture and teaching. Her husband, Chris Miller, currently serves in the Illinois State House of Representatives and has a perfect pro-life record. She and Chris own and operate a farm in Oakland, IL. They have seven children and 17 grandchildren. One of Mary’s daughters is really involved with her local Students for Life chapter and another is a NICU nurse. Mary and her children are all very involved in pro-life work and they support their local pregnancy resource center

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District

During her time in the Iowa Senate, Mariannette Miller-Meeks earned a 100% pro-life voting record. Mariannette has consistently backed pro-life initiatives, such as the effort to put a pro-life constitutional amendment directly on the ballot for Iowa voters, and legislation stopping taxpayer funding of abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.

Mariannette joined the United States Army at age 18 and served for 24 years as a private, nurse, and doctor, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant colonel. She then went into private practice as an ophthalmologist in 1997, also serving as a court appointed special advocate volunteer for children. She served as the first woman president of the Iowa Medical Society and was the first woman on the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa.

Maria Salazar

Florida’s 27th Congressional District (FLIPPED)

This was a rematch from 2018, when now-Congresswoman Donna Shalala narrowly defeated Maria Salazar. Salazar outraised Shalala nearly every quarter. This District is the southernmost portion of Florida, including Miami and most of Miami-Dade county.

Maria Salazar is a Cuban-American journalist and TV broadcaster for CNN, Telemundo, and Univision, for which she has received numerous awards and distinctions. As a journalist, Maria reported on the Salvadoran Civil War in which she witnessed the story unfold on the front lines. Through her career, she became a leading voice against socialism, and once interviewed Fidel Castro. She lives in Miami with her husband and two daughters.

As a public figure with a talent for public speaking, Maria has resolved to use her voice to speak up for the unborn and their families in Congress. She understands that life is a core issue to Hispanic-American voters and is dedicated to representing the pro-life values of the constituents in her district. Her Cuban heritage has instilled in her a deep respect for life.

Victoria Spartz

Indiana’s 5th Congressional District

Victoria Spartz has served in the Indiana Senate since 2017 and has a 100 percent pro-life voting record. She says her experience growing up in a socialist country was what inspired her political beliefs, including the right to life. A Ukranian immigrant to the United States, she settled in Indianapolis with her husband, Jason and two daughters. Victoria worked her way up form bank teller to CPA to finance executive to successful small business owner, to state senator, and most recently, as the member of Congress representing Indiana’s 5th Congressional District. Victoria and her family support their local area pregnancy center.

Michelle Steel

California’s 48th Congressional District

Michelle Steel ran for Congress in California’s 48th Congressional District, defeating pro-abortion incumbent, Democratic Congressman Harley Rouda.

Michelle is a first generation Korean-American immigrant, and is dedicated to serving as a voice for the voiceless. She has helped run her family’s small businesses since she was very young. She first entered public service as a board member for the California State Board of Equalization, where she worked to achieve much-needed tax reform. She has used her position as highest-ranking Korean-American officeholder to empower women and minority leaders in her California community. She serves as vice chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Michelle is 100% pro-life and passionately dedicated to her Christian faith. She is dedicated to becoming a strong voice in Congress who will honor her promises to protect unborn life and stand up for Californians. Michelle and her husband Shawn are the proud parents of two children.

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Georgia’s 14th Congressional District

Marjorie Taylor Greene stated: “I’m 100% pro life. Life starts at conception. My goal is to end abortion in America. Killing a baby in the womb is the worst lie sold to women and it doesn’t solve problems. Nor is it women’s ‘healthcare.'” On her website she writes, “Every life is precious — period. Unborn children should not be condemned to a painful death for the mere crime of being “inconvenient.” Marjorie will fight to end abortion-on-demand by co-sponsoring the Life at Conception Act and stop taxpayer funding of abortion.”

Beth Van Duyne

Texas’ 24th Congressional District

Beth Van Duyne has lived in Texas’ 24th District for decades. She was the first woman to serve as councilwoman and mayor of Irving, TX. After serving as mayor, she worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Dallas.

Beth is staunchly pro-life. A mother of two, Beth has spoken out publicly against abortion and taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. A leading Democrat opponent in this race was endorsed by EMILY’s List. Beth has promised to stand up to the extremism of the Democratic Party on abortion and work to protect unborn babies and their families. Beth’s radical pro-abortion opponent Candace Valenzuela vowed to repeal the Hyde amendment and use taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.

Newly-Elected Pro-Life Women in the News

Dannenfelser: The Dangers Of Joe Biden’s Extreme Abortion Agenda

In the aftermath of a singularly high-stakes election, as President Donald Trump fights to ensure that every legal vote is counted, Joe Biden claims to want to unify our nation and even “heal” our collective soul. There is ample reason for skepticism. By all indications, Biden and Kamala Harris have not changed their plans to lead from the extreme Left on issues like abortion, contrary to the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans.

Marjorie Dannenfelser: The 2020 Election Shows Victory Against Abortion Is Within Our Grasp

A record-breaking 17 new pro-life women were just elected to Congress – further proof that, as Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana remarked upon the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, “There is no American dream that women can’t achieve,” and we don’t need abortion to do it.

Dannenfelser: Election of Pro-Life Women Shows Tide Is Turning

Move over, Nancy Pelosi: Pro-life women are driving the new Republican surge in Congress – an unmistakable rebuke to Democrats’ radical abortion agenda. With several races still too close to call, the number of newly elected pro-life women is up to 16. Seven of these candidates flipped seats held by pro-abortion Democrats.

Life Wins: At Least 14 New Pro-Life Women Elected to House

The pro-life movement in Congress made big gains as more than a dozen new anti-abortion Republican women were elected to the House of Representatives on Nov. 3. The number of pro-life women in the House in the 117th Congress more than doubled, with other races still to be called.

UPDATE: Surge of Pro-life Women Continues in U.S. House

“This historic surge of pro-life women in Congress is continued proof that life is winning in America,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Nancy Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats are now up against a stronghold of pro-life women who will stand up to their radical agenda and fight to protect longstanding pro-life policies including the Hyde Amendment and others like it, along with our gains under President Trump.

The Washington Times: Newly elected House Republican women break record in ‘stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi’

“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” Ms. Dannenfelser said. “So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called. Seven pro-life women candidates flipped pro-abortion Democrat-held seats.”

Pelosi Blow: Number of Pro-Life Women in House Doubles

“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” said Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

Victory: Number of Pro-Life Women in U.S. House DOUBLES, Dealing a Blow to Pelosi

“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called. Seven pro-life women candidates flipped pro-abortion Democrat-held seats.

Dannenfelser: The Dangers Of Joe Biden’s Extreme Abortion Agenda

In the aftermath of a singularly high-stakes election, as President Donald Trump fights to ensure that every legal vote is counted, Joe Biden claims to want to unify our nation and even “heal” our collective soul. There is ample reason for skepticism. By all indications, Biden and Kamala Harris have not changed their plans to lead from the extreme Left on issues like abortion, contrary to the will of the overwhelming majority of Americans.

Marjorie Dannenfelser: The 2020 Election Shows Victory Against Abortion Is Within Our Grasp

A record-breaking 17 new pro-life women were just elected to Congress – further proof that, as Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana remarked upon the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, “There is no American dream that women can’t achieve,” and we don’t need abortion to do it.

Dannenfelser: Election of Pro-Life Women Shows Tide Is Turning

Move over, Nancy Pelosi: Pro-life women are driving the new Republican surge in Congress – an unmistakable rebuke to Democrats’ radical abortion agenda. With several races still too close to call, the number of newly elected pro-life women is up to 16. Seven of these candidates flipped seats held by pro-abortion Democrats.

Life Wins: At Least 14 New Pro-Life Women Elected to House

The pro-life movement in Congress made big gains as more than a dozen new anti-abortion Republican women were elected to the House of Representatives on Nov. 3. The number of pro-life women in the House in the 117th Congress more than doubled, with other races still to be called.

UPDATE: Surge of Pro-life Women Continues in U.S. House

“This historic surge of pro-life women in Congress is continued proof that life is winning in America,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Nancy Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats are now up against a stronghold of pro-life women who will stand up to their radical agenda and fight to protect longstanding pro-life policies including the Hyde Amendment and others like it, along with our gains under President Trump.

The Washington Times: Newly elected House Republican women break record in ‘stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi’

“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” Ms. Dannenfelser said. “So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called. Seven pro-life women candidates flipped pro-abortion Democrat-held seats.”

Pelosi Blow: Number of Pro-Life Women in House Doubles

“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” said Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

Victory: Number of Pro-Life Women in U.S. House DOUBLES, Dealing a Blow to Pelosi

“The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “So far, we have more than doubled the number of pro-life women in the House, with more races to be called. Seven pro-life women candidates flipped pro-abortion Democrat-held seats.