In her op-ed “Republicans must embrace pro-life issue to win in 2022” (Web, Nov. 16) Marjorie Dannenfelser presents some very interesting Virginia gubernatorial election statistics. She reports that the loser, pro-abortion Democrat Terry McAuliffe, thought abortion was a winning issue for him and exploited it over and over again. The winner, Republican Glenn Youngkin, ran as a pro-life candidate. Eight percent of the electorate voted with the abortion question as their primary issue and gave Youngkin a 17% plurality, a winning margin.

Ms. Dannenfelser also reports that abortion was a winning issue in many other Virginia elections. She and her organization, Susan B. Anthony List, are responsible for having informed many Virginians regarding the truth about abortion. As such, they had a huge influence on the elections and are to be congratulated.

No doubt buoyed by the Virginia election victories, Ms. Dannanfelser argues that the abortion issue should not be resolved at the ballot box. Rather, it should be resolved by the Supreme Court declaring that abortion kills a human being and is therefore unconstitutional. Otherwise, the killing will continue in many states where elections are won by pro-abortion candidates.


Silver Spring, Md.

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